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  • Commemorative walk to mark the 70th Anniversary of famous WWII raid

    This Saturday (the 17th August), exactly 70 years after RAF Bomber Command aircrews carried out the famous Peenemünde raid, a seven-man 'crew' will carry out a sponsored walk in memory of the 243 men who lost their lives in the famous raid.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund supported by RAF Valley

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has been presented with a cheque for £10,000 from RAF Valley fundraisers.

  • Crowds descend on RAF College Cranwell

    Despite the downpours, over four and half thousand people descended on RAF College Cranwell on Saturday for an unforgettable night of music and entertainment.

  • Local performers take to the stage this Saturday at Anthems in the Park

    Four up-and-coming local amateur performers have been selected to entertain the audience picnicking before RAF College Cranwell's Anthems in the Park concert this coming Saturday (27 July).

  • Disney's 'Planes' takes off at RAF Northolt

    Children and young people from the RAF Benevolent Fund's Airplay youth club at RAF Northolt received a surprise visit from Klay Hall and Traci Balthazor-Flynn, the filmmakers behind the new Disney animated film 'Planes', this week.

  • Response to Prime Minister's announcement about the Libor Fund

    As the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund is very pleased that the Government previously agreed to use some of the LIBOR funds for the benefit of members of the Armed Forces community.

  • Ascot racegoers show huge support for the Armed Forces

    For the first time in the history of Royal Ascot, a charitable collection took place for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their families at the Friday meeting.

  • RAF Scampton Skate Park gets thumbs up!

    The new Skate Park at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire was officially opened this week by Station Commander, Wing Commander Richard Turner, much to the delight of the local school children.

  • Anthems in the Park 2013

    Britain's Got Talent stars Jonathan and Charlotte will top the bill in Lincolnshire on Saturday 27 July when, for one night only, Royal Air Force College Cranwell opens its doors to the public and becomes the spectacular setting for Anthems in the Park 2013.

  • Dame Judi Dench pays tribute to the Bomber Boys

    Last night, Dame Judi Dench paid tribute to the thousands of young men from Bomber Command who were killed during the Second World War when she visited the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London.

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