Michelle Partington tells us about her RAF career. Michelle, a former RAF paramedic, was the first female paramedic on frontline patrol with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan – but her service took its toll.
Air Vice-Marshal Elaine West tells us how important it was for her to clear the path for others. In 2013, she became the first female officer of all branches of the Armed Forces to reach the rank, following a 35-year career in the Royal Air Force.
Caroline Paige tells us what it was like to be the first transgender officer to transition openly while serving in the UK Armed Forces in 1999. As well as a hugely successful 35-year career, Caroline has spent the last 21 years championing diversity in the workplace.
A serviceman based at RAF Coningsby is taking part in 10 running events – a combination of marathons, half marathons and 10Ks – this year to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
Teenagers from RAF Marham's Airplay group reflect on what the group means to them and why it is so important…
Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, the RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities. He received his honour from the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2020.
Team work and cakes help Airplay youngsters raise money for their club activities at a tea party fundraiser. Members Bella, Daisy-mae, Isla and Siobhan tell us how the group organised the event and raked in £170!
RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Luke Wigman recently took on the World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathons in seven continents over seven days. Having taken part back in 2017, Luke is the first Brit to complete the multi-event marathon twice.
We recently awarded a grant of £1,200 for a series of 26 Yoga sessions at RAF Scampton.
This Valentine's Day, we'd like to take a moment to think about those RAF veterans and widows who've lost a partner later in life and now face their day-to-day lives alone. People like Margaret Peckham.