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  • An RAF family
    Meeting the needs of RAF families in need of a break

    Long tours of Afghanistan, separation and frequent moves add to the pressures of family life and many RAF families just need a few days away together to recuperate. Seaside Cottages Manager, Shirley Steeples, tells us why we urgently need to build two new apartments this year.

  • Jack Elkin
    Jack's million metre row for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Air Traffic Controller Sgt Jack Elkin will be undertaking a huge challenge next month when he rows a million metres to raise money for our work.

  • Jim and Irene
    Valentine's special: Irene and Jim

    In our third Valentine's blog celebrating RAF couples, we bring you the story of Jim and Irene Vidler. Jim was a Battle of Britain veteran who sadly passed away on 10 November 2014. Jim had been married to Irene for 48 years and during that time they never spent a day apart. She tells us why you can never say goodbye to the love of your life.

  • Stuart and Amy
    Valentine's special: Amy and Stuart

    In our second Valentine's blog celebrating RAF couples, we bring you the story of former RAF Corporal Amy Robinson and her husband Stuart.

  • Rebecca and Colin
    Valentine's special: Rebecca and Colin

    This week in the run up to Valentine's Day, we're celebrating RAF couples and today we start with Rebecca Scott and her RAF partner Colin. Although the couple don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day, this Valentine's is set to be different as Colin will be back from a deployment in the Falklands. 

  • Tom Cavalot
    My role as an Airplay Youth Worker

    Last year Tom Cavalot won the hotly contested Airplay Youth Worker of the Year award at the RAFBF Awards. Tom tells us why he loves his job and what it was like to bag a top award.

  • Funeral for Sir Jack Hayward
    Funeral of Sir Jack Hayward

    Yesterday the funeral for Sir Jack Hayward took place in Wolverhampton, where he was the much loved former owner and chairman of the Wolves club for 17 years.

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  • The Falklands
    Friends to replicate Falklands yomp to raise money for Seaside Apartments Appeal

    For Tahir Mirza, returning to the Falkland Islands this week will bring back a flood of memories. Thirty-three years ago he helped liberate the Islands and saw firsthand the vital role the RAF played in the conflict. 

  • Hercules C130K
    The words no Commander wants to hear

    Today marks 10 years since Hercules C130K flight XV179 was shot down over Iraq killing all 10 crew. In this blog Group Captain Mike Neville recalls the day.

  • Eren Nasib
    Eren's skydive for charity

    Despite being afraid of heights, 25-year-old supporter Eren Nasib recently took to the sky to complete a skydive to raise money for our work. Eren tells us more.

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