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  • Padre Michael Chatfield
    Penguin Padre tackles Falklands Marathon

    RAF Chaplain, Padre Michael Chatfield has certainly gone the extra mile to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Not only has he decided to run the race in a penguin outfit, he had to extend his time on the Falkland Islands to do it!

  • An RAF serviceman helps to push a car through the snow
    Heroes don't always wear capes - sometimes they arrive in 4x4 vehicles!

    Some of the RAF's finest swept to the aid of those worst affected by the incredible snow and ice brought by the Beast from the East earlier this month.

  • Mother and daughter
    Help is out there for those missing loved ones on Mother's Day

    As mothers prepare to be spoiled by their children tomorrow in celebration of Mothering Sunday, for some people it is a day of memories.

  • Joan Fraser during the Second World War
    "My mum's a dancing queen who met Winston Churchill!"

    This Mother's Day we spoke to Janet Page, whose mother Joan Fraser served in the WAAF during the Second World War. She tells us why her Mum continues to inspire her.

  • Gherkin climbing team
    RAF personnel scale their own urban mountain

    In the first attempt of its kind, three RAF personnel scaled the 837 steps of London’s iconic Gherkin skyscraper 50 times, to match the height of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.

  • Rose Davies
    Celebrating inspirational RAF service this International Women's Day

    To mark International Women's Day 2018 we share the story of RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Rose Davies. Like so many of her generation, Rose doesn't think her story is worth telling but the 101-year-old WAAF veteran is modestly underplaying her vital role in the D-Day landings and the two honours she received as a result.

  • Ann Simons and Air Commodore Mark Gilligan
    A secret mission to Oman leads to holidays on the South Coast

    For former WRAF nurse Ann Simons of Peterborough, a secret mission to Dhofar in Oman, was so covert she had no idea her service meant she should be awarded a medal.

  • Reenactors at launch of 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid
    23ft Lancaster Bomber cockpit 'lands' at Royal Albert Hall to launch 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid

    On 26 February 1943 – 75 years ago today – the Royal Air Force's most daring operation of the Second World War, Operation Chastise was given final approval by the Air Ministry. This later became known as the legendary Dambusters Raid.

  • RAF Odiham personnel meet WAAF and WRAF veterans at Princess Marina House
    WAAF 'trailblazers' joined by RAF personnel for centenary celebrations

    A team of seven female personnel from RAF Odiham joined former WAAF and WRAF members at a week-long celebration of 100 years of women in the RAF at Princess Marina House in Rustington, recently.

  • Kevin and Sophia Pike
    Sophia and Kevin leapt into love on 29 February!

    After realising they were meant to be, Sophia and Kevin Pike married on 14 February, and celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary today. Kevin tells the Norwich couple's love story...

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