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  • RAF super cyclist completes final leg of 5,600-mile challenge

    A Lincolnshire cyclist embarked on the final leg of an epic fundraiser last week, marking the end of his 5,600-mile Dambusters Rides 2021 challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • RAF Brize Norton
    Supporting serving personnel at RAF Brize Norton, every day

    Earlier this year, RAF Brize Norton received a £14,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund to continue their dedicated Citizens Advice Service. RAF Brize Norton caseworker Julie Rogers explains the impact the funding has had on serving personnel and their dependants.

  • Paddy Hemmingway
    Remembering The Few and those who kept them in the skies

    Yesterday families and serving personnel up and down the country paused to remember the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

  • Sandra Payne
    Sandra Payne: My Story

    Struggling by on Universal Credit and using foodbanks to feed her family, RAF veteran Sandra Payne, was in her own words, 'on skid row'.

  • Groundcrew
    Why it's important to remember The Few

    The Second World War was the most destructive our world has ever witnessed. Cities, whole countries were changed beyond recognition and the outcome of the war still has an impact today.

  • Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl: His RAF career

    13 September is Roald Dahl Day, a day celebrating the ever-popular author's birth. Roald Dahl served in the RAF during World War Two as a pilot, which inspired his story about the troublesome 'Gremlins'.

  • Mark Beaumont
    Mark Beaumont: Air Cadets and me

    'Flying as a teenager was such freedom, another world – exhilarating'

    In this guest blog, Mark shares his memories of happy times with 2519 (Strathmore) Squadron.

  • Stu Robinson
    "I felt a wave of joy and a wave of relief"

    Paralympic gold medallist and Fund Ambassador Stuart Robinson tells us what it felt like to become a history maker at the Tokyo Games. In this guest blog he discusses how he was determined to turn his injury into a positive.

  • Wimbledon Visit Airplay
    RAF children served up an ace day out at Wimbledon

    Airplay members from four RAF stations were guests of honour at The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) recently, as part of their summer activities. The youngsters, aged between 10 and 14, were treated to a coaching session led by Wimbledon's head coach as well as a behind the scenes tour of No.1 Court.

  • Broomhall House hosts Scottish Torque Show in support of leading RAF charity

    More than 100 supercars were on display at the Scottish Torque Show this weekend, hosted in the grounds of the historic Broomhall House Estate in Dunfermline.

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