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    An online benefit calculator for the RAF Family

    In the latest edition of our advice blog, our Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly explains about the new benefit calculator on our website.

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    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.

  • Mark Quinn
    My granddad inspired my love of flying

    RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Director (Central/North England and Wales) Mark Quinn served in the Royal Air Force for 25 years following in the footsteps of his granddad who also served. Mark shares with us his most memorable moment which led him to discover a lot more about his grandfather's RAF service.

  • Dean Payne
    Bright future thanks to the Fund

    This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.

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    Supporting RAF personnel abroad

    The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.

  • Trossachs, Scotland
    "First class respite in time of desperate need"

    The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.

  • Stuart Robinson
    RAF veteran to serve his country again – on the rugby pitch!

    Former RAF Regiment Gunner Stuart Robinson prepares to do battle for his country again this time on the rugby pitch as part of a strong Great Britain squad competing in the Wheelchair Rugby World Cup in Australia. In this guest blog Stuart, also an RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador, tells us about the squad's preparations.

  • Luke Delahunty at Westminster Abbey
    "A day to remember and a day to be proud"

    RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Luke Delahunty joined Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family at a Westminster Abbey service to celebrate the RAF's centenary earlier this month. In this guest blog, he tells us about his day.

  • Stan Hartill
    Remembering the man who helped keep the Spitfires in the sky

    Stan, who has died aged 97, was always humble about his contribution to the war effort, insisting he was 'just doing his job' but we remember his bravery and selflessness.

  • Nik Bartram generations
    "My great-grandfather was one of the first to join the Royal Air Force"

    For one family, the Royal Air Force's centenary isn't just a national celebration – it's a very personal one. For them, 1 April 1918 marked the beginning of four generations of service.

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