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Our organisation

Since our foundation in 1919, the RAF Benevolent Fund has been there, through thick and thin, supporting the RAF Family. We are an independent charity and receive no regular Government funding. We rely entirely on your support to continue our work.

Our principal activities are the following:

  • To provide assistance to the RAF Family, when they are in need.
  • To maintain and preserve the RAF Memorial in London on behalf of the nation.
  • To support the morale and wellbeing of the serving RAF.
  • To be responsible for the Bomber Command Memorial in central London.

We provide a spectrum of services that range from our Airplay programme supporting children growing up on RAF stations, to relationship counselling for RAF couples and respite breaks for RAF families and veterans.

We also support members of the RAF Air Cadets, including members of the Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force (RAF), if they are injured whilst participating in cadet activities.

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