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  • Mick McConnell with Memphis
    RAF veterans recognised at Soldiering On Awards

    Three exceptional RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiaries recognised at the Soldiering On annual award ceremony in central London

  • Air Vice Marshal Andy Turner
    Why I'm supporting the Brompton Bike Challenge

    More than 40 people have already signed up to take part in the RAF Benevolent Fund charity Brompton Bike ride from Paris to London this September. In this blog, Air Vice Marshal Andy Turner explains why he decided to get involved.

  • Ryan Morris
    Ryan's Benson to Paris bike ride

    Squadron Leader Ryan Morris will be embarking on a bike ride next month alongside a team of 10 to raise money for our work. Ryan tells us more in this blog.

  • The winners of our RAFBF Awards 2015
    Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund honours outstanding supporters

    Each year the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund spends millions of pounds helping members of the RAF family; a feat which would not be possible without the help of thousands of supporters.

    Press Release

  • Operation Exodus
    WWII veteran remembers Op Exodus on its 70th anniversary

    Operation Exodus, which began 70 years ago on 3 April, was launched to evacuate these men safely in one of the RAF's first humanitarian missions. Veteran Dave Fellowes describes what it was like to take part.

  • Celebrate RAF97
    Celebrate RAF97 and fundraise for the RAF family

    It's time to break out the candles and party hats, as we celebrate the Royal Air Force's 97th birthday on April 1st! The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, is marking the occasion by celebrating 97 of our Superstar Supporters.


  • Usher Hall
    Waterloo bi-centennial celebration set for Edinburgh's Usher Hall

    One of Britain's greatest military triumphs, the Battle of Waterloo, will receive its bi-centennial commemoration in a spectacular event to be staged at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 11 June.

    Press Release

  • Guinea Pigs
    Guinea Pigs gather to celebrate friendship and innovation

    Enduring friendship and camaraderie borne out of shared experiences has bound a unique group of military veterans for more than 70 years. This week they gathered at Princess Marina House for a gala dinner.

  • RAFBF Brompton bike launch
    International salute to Battle of Britain heroes - on Brompton bikes

    It was British engineered and built Spitfires that propelled the RAF to victory in the Battle of Britain 75 years ago, and today it is British engineered and built Brompton bikes that will take a team of 75 cyclists from Paris to London in a bid to raise £75,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

  • RAF Benson Reading Half Marathon team
    RAF Benson staff compete in Reading Half Marathon to raise vital funds

    More than 75 personnel from RAF Benson took part in the Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Station Commander and Puma Force Commander, Group Captain Simon Paterson tells us more in this blog.

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