Since its formation in 1942, the RAF Regiment has played a vital role in major operations across the world, including WWII, Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands and Afghanistan.
The RAF Benevolent Fund has provided assistance to many members of the RAF Regiment and their families over the years. On this site, we tell the story of the Regiment, some of its members, and recognise the vital role they play within the Royal Air Force.
Corporal Dave Capps proudly served as a Regiment Gunner for more than 22 years, serving in a number of conflicts including Ulster, the Falkland Islands, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. His squadron was one of the last to leave the Falklands.
Former Lance Corporal Darren Kamara served in the RAF Regiment for seven years between 2006 and 2013, completing two tours of Afghanistan and one tour of Iraq. An injury sustained while on duty ended his RAF career and Darren has since forged a successful career as a photographer.
In 1942, the RAF Regiment was formed as an integral Corps within the RAF aimed at providing combat support and defence to the RAF bases and overseas operations. It was the Gunners that carried out these specialist and often dangerous operations across the globe.
We speak to former members of the RAF Regiment who share with us what the Regiment means to them.