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  • The proposal
    Proposal at the finish line!

    Last Saturday, RAF Corporal Steve Roberts, who is based at RAF Halton, got down on one knee at the finish line of the Bristol Half Marathon and proposed to his girlfriend Jenny Sparrow.

  • Co-op cheque presentation
    Lincolnshire Co-Op boosts support for the RAF Family

    Forces families, serving personnel and veterans will benefit from extra support thanks to more than £139,400 raised by Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme.

  • Brooke Smith
    Dartford schoolgirls run Mini Mudder event in memory of Red Arrows engineer

    Last Saturday, sisters Eryn and Brooke Smith took part in a one-mile obstacle course mud run in memory of their beloved uncle Corporal Jon Bayliss who was killed while serving with the RAF Red Arrows earlier this year.

  • Ivy Norwich
    Ivy Norwich Brasserie shows its support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Ivy Norwich Brasserie hosted an exclusive event this month to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Jeffrey Long at RAF Waddington
    86-year-old ex-Para walks 100 miles for military charities

    This month ex-Paratrooper Jeffrey Long has been walking 100 miles to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

  • John Robertson taking on the C2C challenge
    Riding coast to coast for the cause

    As a charity that receives no routine government funding we rely on our fantastic supporters to take on, often incredible, challenges on our behalf. When John Robertson was involved in a road traffic accident we were there for him and ever since then he's been fundraising and advocating on our behalf.

  • Charlie Howard
    Century challenge for cadet Charlie

    For some teenagers, videogames, social media and hanging out with friends are how they spend their free time. But for 17-year-old Charlie, he challenged himself to running 100km to mark 100 years of the RAF.

  • AVM-Paterson
    Thales UK celebrates over 100 years' support for the RAF with donation

    Thales UK has been a trusted partner of the UK Armed Forces for 130 years. Their 103-year relationship with the RAF was reinforced when the company presented a £10,000 cheque to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Ride London-Surrey cyclists
    Fabulous fundraising flock to the finish line for Ride London-Surrey

    On Sunday 29 July, 40 cyclists conquered the summer's toughest challenge on two wheels, Prudential Ride London-Surrey, all for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • First Great Escape
    Running to remember great-granddad's Great Escape

    At midnight on 23 July 1918, 2nd Lieutenant Jock Tullis of the Royal Flying Corps tunneled out of and escaped the prisoner of war camp of Holzminden, Germany. Now, 100 years on, in the Royal Air Force's centenary year, Jock's great-grandson James Dean and his father Paul, are recreating the Great Escape by running the very same route taken from Germany to Losser in the Netherlands.

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