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24th January 2013
The Dietician based with British forces in Cyprus has been teaching soldier’s how to cook and eat healthily as part of Fit Camps for those with poor lifestyles or injuries.
Dietitian Nicole McDonald works for the military charity SSAFA and has been supporting 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (2 YORKS) after Commanding Officer, Lt Col Andrew Roe, suggested the camps as a way of...
23rd January 2013
The confidential support service for military personnel and their families, Forcesline, is expecting calls from concerned soldiers following today’s announcement of 5,300 Army redundancies.
Redundancy for members of the Armed Forces and their families can be particularly disruptive with associated issues including accommodation and education closely entwined with the job. Things can be...
21st January 2013
Spitfire launch is plane sailing
Paralympian John Robertson was on hand to help a team of RAF personnel launch their new boat; Spitfire, at the London Boat Show. John and the team have a lot in common. Not only do they share a passion for sailing, but both have benefitted from support from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
The boat and crew went on...
10th January 2013
The RAF Association Storybook Wings initiative has once again helped families who have been separated over the Christmas period. Tara Branston’s husband Andrew serves in the RAF Regiment and is away until the end of spring. They have two children, Christopher aged four and Amy who is two. He recorded The Gruffalo and Goldilocks before he left and they arrived a few weeks later. Being in the...
9th January 2013
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as brothers, Reece and Liam Bailey, were crowned Family Heroes for the RAF community at the recent 4Children and Take a Break Magazine 2012 UK Family Heroes Awards.
On 5 February 2008, their brother Adam was born with a rare brain condition which meant he had to undergo major brain surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The boys have repeatedly put...
19th December 2012
The RAF Association has become the nominated charity of the year for West Lynn Primary School at Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Julie Lister, teacher of Year Two explains how this came about: “Following lessons centred around Remembrance Day, the poppy symbol and the Great War, my class of six and seven year olds became really interested in the subject. This lead onto discussions about what happened...
18th December 2012
When you talk about Christmas at a respite care home, you would probably expect tales of quiet, sedate activities and daytime dozing. Flowerdown House in Weston-super-Mare however, has other ideas for its guests!
Flowerdown, which offers short breaks for ex-RAF personnel, ran its annual ‘Tinsel and Turkey’ week from 26th November to 3rd December. Over 35 guests enjoyed the festive...
7th December 2012
A new state-of-the-art games area was launched yesterday at RAF Lossiemouth by one of its former Station Commanders.
The Airplay games area has been built with funding from the RAF Benevolent Fund for both local and military families. The project is part of the charity’s £24 million programme for children and young people from the RAF family, providing state-of-the-art play areas,...
4th December 2012
Together with his counterparts at the Navy and Army Federations, the Director RAF Families Federation, Bill Mahon, met with Mr Mark Francois, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, to discuss current and potential future issues and concerns held by Service personnel and their families.
Inevitably, a significant part of the discussion centred on DIO housing processes and...
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