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Remembrance

  • 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.

  • Rose Davies
    "It was such a waste of life"

    For 103-year-old Second World War veteran Rose Davies, Remembrance is a time to pause and reflect on the loss of war.

  • Johnny Johnson
    RAF charity's supporters honour last surviving British Dambuster

    A Book of Gratitude featuring hundreds of messages of thanks has been presented to the last surviving British Dambuster Johnny Johnson MBE, DFC, by Kevin Marriott, whose great uncle was killed in the raid.

  • Airplay children
    Airplay youngsters pay their own poppy tribute for Remembrance

    As the nation stopped to mark Remembrance Day this year and the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, members of the RAF Benevolent Fund's Airplay youth support scheme took time to pay their own tribute.

  • Mike and Dave Waring
    "I will remember my grandfather and all my comrades who lost their lives"

    Today, Remembrance Sunday, Squadron Leader Mike Waring will join thousands of others as they line the streets of London to pay their respects at the Cenotaph. Mike shares with us why Remembrance is so important for him and his family.

  • Natasha Haward
    "I realised I didn't have any of my own memories with my Dad"

    As the nation prepares to mark Remembrance tomorrow, we hear from Natasha Haward whose father, Group Captain David Haward, was killed in a flying accident in 1998 when she was just four years old. In this guest blog, Natasha reflects on what Remembrance means to her.

  • Stan Hartill
    Remembering our RAF veterans

    This Remembrance Sunday we will remember all those we have lost in war but we will also remember those who have passed away this year.

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