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  • Royal Ascot 2018
    Royal Ascot salute service personnel for Armed Forces Day

    Spotted amongst the top hats and tails today at Royal Ascot were soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and airwomen resplendent in full dress uniform. For the sixth year running the Trustees of Ascot Racecourse Limited have kindly welcomed military personnel as part of their Armed Forces Day celebrations.

     

  • Chris Gillan
    RAF veteran produces centenary gin to return support given to him

    Lord Trenchard Gin was launched to mark the RAF's 100th birthday by veteran Chris Gillan, in honour of the service's first Chief of the Air Staff Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard.

  • Gordon and Mabs Simmons
    "Care support has taken the weight off of our shoulders"

    Last year we spent £476,424 on care-home top-up fees ensuring our elderly RAF veterans and their partners can live in comfort and dignity into their retirement years. This is just the case for veterans Gordon and Mabs Simmons. As part of National Carers Week, we spoke to their son Adrian about how our help has impacted their life.

  • Cameron Tweedle and Ben Elephant
    Pedal power v air power to mark RAF's centenary

    A team of sailors will take on a team of RAF cyclists across a 100-mile course to mark the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary, tomorrow.

  • The winners of our RAFBF Awards 2018
    High flying supporters recognised at RAF welfare charity's annual awards ceremony

    A celebration of supporters was held last night at the RAF Benevolent Fund's annual awards ceremony, in London.

  • Mary Stopes Roe
    Was the Dambusters raid a success?

    In an exclusive interview with Mary Stopes Roe, daughter of bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallis, we asked her for her thoughts on whether the Dambusters raid was a success.

  • Dennis Goodwin
    "Dennis' unstinting work made life easier for so many"

    The RAF Benevolent Fund would like to add its tributes to the many which have been paid to World War One Veteran's Association founder Dennis Goodwin.

  • Lancaster Bomber
    Melvin 'Dinghy' Young: failed to return

    Squadron Leader Melvin Young acquired the nickname 'Dinghy' after ditching in the sea twice and surviving both times in an inflatable dinghy.

  • Lancaster Bomber
    The Prisoners of War

    Fifty-six men from 617 Squadron who carried out the Dambusters raid on 16 and 17 May 1943 failed to return and all were presumed dead. Three, however, managed to make miraculous escapes and were subsequently taken prisoner.

  • Sophie Bole
    Running for the Reds

    When the tragic news broke about the death of Red Arrows Engineer Corporal Jonathan Bayliss, Sophie Bole was so moved she decided to take action.

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