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Rob Henderon Dambusters

Dambusters 80th anniversary: My father’s role in the Dambusters Raid and how the Fund has supported me

Robert ‘Bob’ Henderson joined 617 Squadron when it was established in 1943, recruited as a Flight Engineer, to become part of the historic Dams Raid.  We spoke with his…

Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson

RAF Benevolent Fund pays tribute to Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE

All at the RAF Benevolent Fund pay tribute to the service and life of Dambusters veteran, Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson, who sadly passed away yesterday at the…

8 December 2022

Remembrance Day: Bomber Command veterans speak about wartime experiences

As Remembrance Day is here and we reflect on the sacrifices made by the people who served, the RAF Benevolent Fund spoke to three Second World War veterans.

Albert Jarrett

Tributes paid to Second World War RAF veteran who carried baton at Commonwealth Games and was supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund

Tributes have been paid to an RAF Second World War veteran who carried a baton at the recent Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham and was assisted by the RAF Benevolent…

peenemunde raid

Peenemünde raid – 79 years on

Seventy-seven years ago one of the lesser known but perhaps most important Bomber Command raids of the Second World War took place. The raid on Peenemünde, credited with…

17 August 2020
Pippa Doyle

Phyllis Pippa Latour Doyle: My Story

Once a Special Operations agent acting behind enemy lines during the Second World War, Phyllis ‘Pippa’ Latour’s service means she has been able to continue living…