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28th May 2012
Carol Vorderman showed her support for forces families this weekend when she was the first to buy a brand new aviation print. The Diamond Jubilee Flypast Print, which costs £20, has been produced by Squadron Prints Limited, and will donate half the sales price to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
Carol, who is also a leading supporter of...
22nd May 2012
A Royal Air Force squadron from RAF Benson took on a 10K run on Friday 11 May, raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity. Around 70 personnel from 28 (AC) Squadron took part in the event, running from the station to the village of Ewelme and back again.
28 (AC) Squadron, which has many personnel currently deployed in Afghanistan, flies...
14th May 2012
Geoff Ware, Regional Director for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), visited St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk on 8th May to present a cheque for £5,000.
The donation will go towards treating RAF family members who may need St Nicholas’ help. It will be used to treat people in the local community as well as patients in the Hospice.
St Nicholas Hospice...
11th May 2012
The RAF Linton-on-Ouse football team were on top form recently when the RAF Association stepped in to provide them with funds for a much needed new kit.
On May 9, following generous donations from RAF Association Northern Area branches, Wing Commander Paul Owens, the station’s OC Support was on hand to receive the kit on behalf of the Station Commander.
The RAF Association’s...
8th May 2012
The RAF Association has announced £35k funding to provide vital support for those leaving the RAF due to ill-health.
Recent conversations with RAF Community Support identified the need for a civilian post within the RAF Recovery Pathway, to provide specialist employment advice to those transitioning out of Service due to the fact that they were sick, wounded or injured.
The post would not...
4th May 2012
Two pensioners who met at an RAF Association run respite home will marry this summer after three years together.
Eric Chilcott, 76, met Eileen Smith, 65, at Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare, when they visited the home for a respite break in 2009.
Despite living almost two hundred miles apart they formed a strong friendship and their relationship flourished.
Eric, who lives in Taunton,...
26th April 2012
A serving RAF Officer completed a gruelling desert challenge on 16th April. Squadron Leader Daniela Spiridigliozzi Nowalski (34), from Edinburgh, took on the six day, 150 mile “Marathon Des Sables” across the Sahara Desert in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
Daniela, who has served in the RAF for 13 years, has raised around...
25th April 2012
WWII veteran Reg Whittaker is all set to bear the Olympic torch as the flame passes through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the UK.
Reg, 91, who is a member of the RAF Association’s Huntingdon and District branch, is one of 15 torch bearers who will make history on July 8, when the iconic symbol passes through St Ives and Huntingdon.
As a former member of the RAF, he served...
20th April 2012
After the RAF Association supported her husband in his bid for the London 2012 Paralympics, Chantel Butterworth is taking on a marathon challenge of her own, in aid of the charity.
Chantel, 26, from Sale, is married to Paralympics hopeful and world champion cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth.
Former Senior Aircraftsman Jon-Allan lost his arm in a rocket attack that left him close to death, while he...
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