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Valentines

  • 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.

  • Beever wedding
    Love blossomed at RAF Uxbridge Theatre Club...

    When Kay's friend suggested she meet a new friend she’d made, Kay was convinced she'd be bored within half an hour. Thirty-seven years later they're still enjoying married life!

  • Jim and Irene
    Valentine's special: Irene and Jim

    In our third Valentine's blog celebrating RAF couples, we bring you the story of Jim and Irene Vidler. Jim was a Battle of Britain veteran who sadly passed away on 10 November 2014. Jim had been married to Irene for 48 years and during that time they never spent a day apart. She tells us why you can never say goodbye to the love of your life.

  • Stuart and Amy
    Valentine's special: Amy and Stuart

    In our second Valentine's blog celebrating RAF couples, we bring you the story of former RAF Corporal Amy Robinson and her husband Stuart.

  • Rebecca and Colin
    Valentine's special: Rebecca and Colin

    This week in the run up to Valentine's Day, we're celebrating RAF couples and today we start with Rebecca Scott and her RAF partner Colin. Although the couple don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day, this Valentine's is set to be different as Colin will be back from a deployment in the Falklands. 

  • Valentine's blog: Why Valentine's Day is so special for me and my wife

    This Valentine's Day we continue to celebrate RAF couples. For Alan and Pat Parker, Valentine's Day was the day they got together and this year the couple will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary. Alan tells us more.

  • First Valentine's Day apart

    This Valentines many couples will have to spend it apart,as their other half will be away on tour. Here Kelly, who is currently based at RAF Lossiemouth, tells us about her first Valentine's without her hubby...

  • First Valentine's Day together

    Bethan, recently married her RAF sweetheart and this year they will be celebrating their first Valentine’s Day together. They decided to support the Fund whilst celebrating their big day. Here she tells us why...

  • RAF family: the best friends in the world

    This Valentine's Day we are focusing on the partners of RAF personnel – the unsung stalwarts of the RAF family. Karen Nunns is married to an RAF technician, Jon. Karen tells us more.

  • Valentine's: Christopher Leader

    This year to celebrate Valentine's Day we are focusing on the partners of RAF personnel – the stalwarts of the RAF family. In this blog post we hear from Christopher Leader who balances a busy role in the City while supporting his partner, Mark, who is chief of staff at RAF Benson.

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