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Press releases

  • James Hillier races for the RAF

    Superbiking star James Hillier wore a specially designed racing helmet during the Isle of Man TT event this year, as he powered to fifth place.

  • Carol Vorderman supports forces families with Jubilee aviation print

    Carol Vorderman showed her support for forces families this weekend when she was the first to buy a brand new aviation print.

  • Remembering the heroes of Bomber Command

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is proud to be working with the Bomber Command Association towards the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial on June 28 2012.

  • Rock Hard Triathlon

    A team of 15 serving Royal Air Force personnel and civilians from RAF Honington are taking on a gruelling fundraising challenge in June to raise money for armed forces families in need.

  • All change at the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Air Marshal Sir Robert Wright, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity, will retire in July this year. Sir Robert is succeeded by Air Marshal Chris Nickols, until recently Chief of Defence Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence.

  • Award for tireless support

    Every year the RAF Benevolent Fund makes an award to recognise an outstanding supporter. This year the RAFBF Poignard was awarded to Damian Pinel from RAF Community Support.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund visits Star and Garter

    Paul Hughesdon, Director of Welfare and Policy for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Royal Star and Garter Home – Solihull on 26 January 2012 to inspect the new 'Roundel Wing', built with a £1.3 million donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Thales sponsors forces passenger information system

    Thales UK and the single service charities have held a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton to launch a new passenger information system. The system is being sponsored by Thales UK and supported by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

  • New holiday home for RAF families

    A new home from home for RAF families was opened in Rustington, West Sussex on 8 December. Shencot House has been refurbished by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, as a place for serving RAF families in need of an affordable break.

  • RAF commander opens new playparks for young people at High Wycombe

    Families at RAF High Wycombe enjoyed a range of special activities on 18 November to celebrate the opening of new Airplay Parks - state-of-the-art play areas for children and young people living on or around the station.

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