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  • The Channel swimmers
    Channel swimmers hope to splash the cash for charity

    Gary Hewett, Julian Gallivan, Laurence Kemble and Jacqui O'Reilly will team up to swim the 25 miles across the Channel from Dover to Calais and just a few weeks later Gary and Julian will cycle in the opposite direction from Paris to London!

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  • A battle in Britain skies
    The fight for air supremacy

    Germany's underestimation of the strength of the RAF's fleet of fighter planes proved to be key in fight for air supremacy during the Second World War.

  • Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park
    Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park: A portrait

    While Sir Hugh Dowding controlled the RAF's air defence in the Battle of Britain day to day, it was Keith Park who controlled it hour by hour.

  • Les Munro
    In tribute to Les Munro

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear of the death of Les Munro, the last surviving Dambusters pilot.

  • Andrew McMaster
    Battle of Britain heroes inspire pilot's training rides

    Flt Lt Andrew McMaster, from Bicester, is one of more than 50 cyclists who have signed up to take part in the Battle of Britain Paris to London Brompton Bike Ride this September.

  • Pete Thompson
    Pedalling in memory of the Fallen

    Former Squadron Leader Pete Thompson, of St Arvans, will tackle a 240-mile challenge on a Brompton bike to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Ken Wilkinson
    Partnership launched with knitwear brand

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is excited to launch a new partnership with quality British knitwear brand Glenbrae.

  • Robert Rimmington
    New benefits advocacy service already having an impact

    Our Benefits Advice and Advocacy Service was launched earlier this year to offer a new kind of support. Robert Rimmington explains how it has helped him.

  • Battle of Britain veteran Stan Hartill
    Keeping the Spitfires in the air

    While the pilots were undoubtedly the heroes of the Battle of Britain, it was the ground crew who helped keep the aircraft protecting our skies in the air.

  • Team RAF Benevolent Fund Spitfire
    Spitfire sailors crowned Amateur World Champions

    Team RAFBF Spitfire triumphed at the J70 Class World Sailing Championships on Saturday, to finish ninth overall and named world champions.

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