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  • Kirsty Murphy and father Robbie
    My dad was shot down and captured during the Gulf War

    For Blades and former Red Arrow pilot Kirsty Murphy the 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War marks a more personal milestone. It was that day she finally knew her father Flt Lt Robbie Stewart, who had gone missing just two days into the conflict, was coming home.

  • First-of-its-kind research looks at children of RAF families

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund launched its Growing Up in the RAF report, which is the first research to look exclusively at the wellbeing of children and young people in the UK with RAF parents.

  • My journey from injury to the Paralympic Games

    For RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Stuart Robinson, 19 February marks the start of a journey which took him from the frontline in Afghanistan to preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021. In this guest blog he tells us how his life has changed in the past eight years.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund delighted to be championed by RAF Scampton

    A great start to 2021 sees the Fund chosen as one of RAF Scampton's chosen charities for the year.

  • Navigating the complicated benefits system

    It can be difficult to navigate the complicated benefits system, whether you are currently serving or retired, especially when the need comes at a stressful or challenging time in your life. Our benefits advice and advocacy team can help beneficiaries through every step.

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    Queen’s Colour Squadron personnel to climb 43,000m in 72hrs for charity

    On 16 February, a team of seven personnel from the Queen’s Colour Squadron, based at RAF Northolt, will begin the virtual ascent and descent of the seven highest mountains in each of the seven continents.

  • Odiham P2K 500_333
    RAF Odiham personnel run, cycle and bear crawl for charity

    A team of seven physical training instructors based at RAF Odiham are running, cycling and bear crawling to raise money for the  RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • Mike taking part in Tour of Cambridgeshire 2019
    Lincolnshire man to cycle 5,600 miles for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    An RAF serviceman based at the Headquarters of the RAF Air Cadets at RAF College Cranwell will be cycling 5,600 miles this year to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Fund hosts virtual coffee morning for RAF Akrotiri partners

    A virtual coffee morning was recently hosted for a group of partners and spouses from RAF Akrotiri with RAF Benevolent Fund Controller, Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, and Lady Katie Wigston, solicitor, and wife of Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston.

  • Supporting the serving community through lockdown

    Vron Young is a Social Engagement Worker for the RAF Benevolent Fund based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. She explains how she's continuing to engage with personnel and their partners throughout the current lockdown.

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