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Neil Robinson and photo of great-uncle in uniform

“The Fund’s counselling support inspired me to give back”

Neil Robinson will be commemorating 80 years since his great-uncle’s passing during the milestone D-Day anniversary this year. Inspired by his family background, we…

Bomber Command airmen collage

D-Day 80: Stories of the lost Bomber Command airmen

As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day, it is important to pay tribute to the brave airmen of RAF Bomber Command who lost their lives in the fight for freedom…

23 May 2024
Len Eaton

D-Day 80: The legacy of Operation Taxable airman

To mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day this June, Roy Eaton shares a guest blog about his uncle Len Eaton, a Wireless Operator who served as part of Operation Taxable and…

23 May 2024
Honington team in group

RAF Honington team take on 33-mile walk in memory of RAF serviceman

On 3 May, RAF Honington civil servant took part in a 33-mile walk in memory of RAF serviceman, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare…

Rosie and Dawn smiling over afternoon tea

“The Fund’s Listening and Counselling Service helped me deal with my mum’s Young Onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis”

When Flight Lieutenant Rosie Brooks became a full-time carer for her mother unexpectedly, life as she knew it changed suddenly and her mental health was heavily impacted…

An illustration depicting Stalag Luft III PoWs testing out the escape tunnel. The image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

Marking the 80th anniversary of The Great Escape

This March marks 80 years since The Great Escape in 1944. To mark the occasion, Second World War and aviation historian Steve Darlow visited the former prison camp in…