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Valentines

  • Sarah Cotman and Lucy RAF Benevolent Fund Valentines
    Thank goodness for decent florists (and a very understanding wife!)

    In the final blog of our series celebrating love in the RAF, Sarah Cotman shares how love had to be put on hold when duty called. Thank goodness for modern communications and a bit of patience!

  • Greg_Coles_RAF_Benevolent_Fund_Valentines
    Even oceans apart this couple have stayed together

    A love of motorbikes blossomed into love for each other for this RAF couple. All this week the RAF Benevolent Fund is celebrating love in the RAF Family. In this guest blog, Greg Coles, an RAF Engineering Officer and Co-Chair of the RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network, tells us how he met the love of his life.

  • Carla and Jessica Robinson RAF
    "Through all our adventures in life together"

    In the second of our series of blogs celebrating love in the RAF, Carla Robinson shares her story of a wedding in the Welsh countryside which had to wait while the couple travelled the world.

  • Derek and Sandra Bradshaw
    Valentine's special: Derek and Sandra

    During the coming week, the RAF Benevolent Fund will be celebrating the season of love with a series of blogs reflecting on the love in the RAF Family. In this first edition RAF veteran Derek Bradshaw shares his love for his wife, commuting by motorcycle to visit her, and the RAF!

  • 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...

  • Sally Barber
    Cupid had to shoot more than once for this RAF couple!

    Sally McGlone and her husband met several times before Cupid struck. Here she tells their love story...

  • Marilyn Botham and family
    It was love at first sight – for Arthur at least!

    One chance meeting, two children, six RAF postings, three careers and 44 years later Arthur and Marilyn Botham are still going strong.

  • Mark and Janet Bosanquet-Bryant
    Love is in the air this Valentine's

    Mark and Janet Bosanquet-Bryant met and fell in love at high school and this year will happily celebrate 32 years of marriage. It was only a year into their marriage however, that their lives were turned upside down when Mark severed his spinal cord in an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.

  • Alan & Ella Morgan
    Even devastating war injuries couldn't keep teenaged sweethearts apart

    Alan and Ella Morgan met as teenagers and promised to wait for each other during the Second World War - 72 years later they are still enjoying married life.

  • Alice and John Burnapp
    Love at first sight and a secret marriage!

    John Burnapp was so smitten with his girlfriend Alice he proposed just a month after meeting her.

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