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  • My Tuscany cycle challenge to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Wing Commander John Shields from RAF High Wycombe is taking part in a tough cycle challenge through Tuscany along with a few of his colleagues to raise money for our work.

  • Celebrations across the country for the Royal Air Force's 96th Birthday!

    The Royal Air Force celebrates its 96th birthday on 1 April and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is leading the charge in the celebrations.

    Press Release

  • What I'll be looking forward to this Mother's Day

    Chris Devine knows only too well how difficult it is juggling family life but with three grown-up children, rather than taking things easy, Chris adopted three children, two of whom have learning disabilities. Chris has also fostered two four-year-olds and an 18-month-old baby. Chris tells us why this Mother's Day she's looking forward to being at home with her former RAF daughter, Annie.

  • Being an RAF mum

    In the run-up to Mother's Day, we're celebrating RAF mums. Sgt Pers Spt Lisa Purves is a mum of two based at RAF Brize Norton. In this guest blog, Lisa tells us about her life as an RAF mum and what she's looking forward to on Mother's Day.

  • Squadron Leader Roger Bushell
    Remembering the men of the Great Escape

    Today we remember the 50 men who were murdered by the Gestapo after escaping from Stalag Luft III in the Great Escape.

  • Stalag Luft III
    "We will remember them"

    Author and historian Steve Darlow today joined air force veterans at Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Great Escape. 

  • Team RAFBF Lossiemouth get ready to fundraise for RAF96

    A volunteer fundraising group based at RAF Lossiemouth is getting involved in our RAF96 celebrations by hosting a range of fundraising activities to support our work. In a guest blog, Karen Cox, a member of Team RAFBF Lossiemouth, tells us more.

  • I'm running the London Marathon to make a difference to the RAF family

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Director of Welfare and Policy, Paul Hughesdon is taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon this April to raise money for the Fund and for the RAF Association. Paul tells us more.

  • Get ready to feel 'The Burn'

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has been chosen as the nominated charity for a superb new company called Revolution Runs who on 18 May will be hosting a new challenge event called 'The Burn'. Welsh International rugby player Adam Jones is one of the organisers of The Burn and in a guest blog he tells us more about it.

  • Great Escape 70th anniversary film screening
    World War Two POWs recall 'The Great Escape' at Special 70th Anniversary Film Screening

    World War Two prisoners of war Jack Lyon, aged 96, and Charles Clarke, aged 90, shared their recollections of ‘The Great Escape’ at a special screening of the film to mark the 70th anniversary of the bid for freedom from the infamous POW camp Stalag Luft III.

    Press Release

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