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    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

    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.

  • Airplay blog MOD RAF Boscombe Down
    Time for tea at RAF Boscombe Down Airplay

    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!

  • Yoga at RAF Scampton
    Grant funds lunchtime yoga sessions at RAF Scampton

    We recently awarded a grant of £1,200 for a series of 26 Yoga sessions at RAF Scampton.

  • Margaret Peckham Princess Marina House Valentines Day RAF
    “It was love at first sight”

    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.

  • Jan Zumbach
    The Polish ace pilot who took the fight to Germany

    By the end of the Battle of Britain the Poles had developed a fearsome reputation in combat, with 303 Squadron claiming the highest number of victories despite only joining the battle halfway through. We must never forget the incredible sacrifice those men made to protect our skies, men like 303 Squadron Commander Jan Zumbach.

  • Airplay Coningsby Christmas Presents
    Airplay Coningsby's Christmas Present To The Community

    Back in December, Airplay Coningsby delivered 300 Christmas presents to the community. The gifts, which were delivered to military houses in their local community, had multiple items, including chocolate biscuit fridge cake.

  • Airplay Wyton blog
    Youngsters have fun whatever the weather!

    As the seasons have changed at RAF Wyton Airplay, young people have benefited from enriching experiences, relaxing with friends and having fun, whilst learning about each other, in an encouraging and welcoming environment.

  • Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Elliot
    RAF Benevolent Fund appoints new Controller

    We are delighted to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been appointed Controller/Chief Executive of the Fund and will take up her new role in April this year.

  • Forrest family
    Celebrating Christmas miles apart

    Christmas without loved ones can be tough, but one RAF Scampton family know that while they're missing Ch Tech Steve Forrest, thanks to him another family have their Dad at home.

  • happy new year top ten blogs
    Top 10 blogs of 2019

    We had lots of great news, stories and Royal Air Force anniversaries on our website. We challenged ourselves once more and put together a list of this year's top 10 blogs.

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