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  • RAF Benson Airplay Connect Covid19 Restrictions RAF Benevolent Fund
    Airplay members stay connected during lockdown

    Airplay members at RAF Benson have stayed in touch during coronavirus restrictions using the new Airplay Connect digital platform. They tell us how COVID-19 has impacted their lives.

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    Airplay youth support scheme receives £110K boost from Wimbledon Foundation

    Airplay youth support scheme, which provides a safe place for youngsters whose parents serve in the RAF, will receive £110K funding over the next three years from the Wimbledon Foundation, the charity of The All England Lawn Tennis Club and The Championships.

  • RAF Valley Youth Clubs Airplay Youth Support RAF Benevolent Fund
    RAF Valley play parks and nursery transformed by £100,000 refurbishment

    RAF Valley has reopened two play parks following a refurbishment project to improve the safety for children using these facilities. The project, which cost £33,000, was funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • Brize Norton Remembrance 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund
    Airplay Remembers

    Youngsters from RAF Brize Norton's Airplay group arranged a special gift for local nursing home residents to mark this year's Remembrance Day.

  • Whitford Family
    Festive-proof your relationships: Wellbeing workshops for RAF partners and spouses

    On 26 November and 2 December, the RAF Benevolent Fund will host its latest Thrive workshops: "Festive-proof Your Relationships". The online workshops, aimed at partners and spouses of serving personnel, aim to help participants gain a better understanding about the similarities and the differences in people and how we can avoid frictions to work together better in our relationships – both personal and professional.

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    Airplay youngsters go virtual for fun and laughs

    Waddington Airplay group members have been determined not to let COVID-19 restrictions affect their meetings. They've got creative and gone digital to enable the youngsters to continue receiving support, giving them a place to let off steam.

  • David Remembrance 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is never far from my thoughts

    David Rose spent 31 years in the RAF as an engineer before being medically discharged in 2018. David is now based at RAF Honington as one of the RAF Benevolent Fund's Social Engagement Workers – an initiative aiming to tackle social isolation and loneliness among the serving community.

  • Chris Elliot RAF Benevolent Fund Queen's Birthday Honour List
    What Remembrance means to me

    RAF Benevolent Fund Controller, Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, calls on us all to encourage the next generation to remember the lessons of the past and the sacrifices of all those who have gone before.

  • Bomber Command Veteran Jack Watson Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is so important, it transcends everything

    For Bomber Command veteran Jack Watson Remembrance Sunday has always been a day of quiet reflection. So this year will be no different, despite the COVID-19 restrictions as he looks forward to watching the national commemorations while remembering his own, personal story.

  • Josh UAS Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    "I'll be standing silent for Vic"

    Remembrance is a time to stop and think of those who fought for our freedoms. Officer Cadet Josh Rowles, from Bristol University Air Squadron, tell us what Remembrance means to him and who he'll be thinking of when he stands silent.

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