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9th February 2012
A 30 man team deployed with the RAF in the Falklands Islands will push themselves to the limit when they attempt to pull the massive 70-ton C130 Hercules aircraft 1000m in aid of charity.
Sgt Wayne “Swiggsy” Swiggs and his team are hoping to raise over £18,000 for the RAF Association as well as the Army and Navy benevolent funds.
The C130 Hercules the team will be pulling is...
8th February 2012
A popular forces singer has released her first album with 20 per cent of proceeds going to the RAF Association Wings Appeal.
Heather Marie is a wartime tribute act who is a big supporter of charity events and is often keen to support functions or events that are raising money for charity.
As a1940′s and 1950′s singer she has wowed audiences throughout the UK with her powerful...
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8th February 2012
Paul Hughesdon, Director of Welfare and Policy for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Royal Star & Garter Home, Solihull on 26th January 2012 to inspect the new “Roundel Wing”, built with a £1.3 million donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund. The Roundel Wing provides a full and meaningful life for residents with dementia in a safe and homely environment, promoting choice,...
7th February 2012
A group of airmen from RAF Brize Norton will take on a huge commemorative feat for charity when they cycle 400 miles in four days.
On the 29 Sept 1941 Wellington bomber T2879 of 99 Squadron took off from RAF Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire.
After completing its mission over Italy, on its return journey to RAF Waterbeach, Tango 2879 crashed close to Landsmeer in the Netherlands. Sadly all onboard...
6th February 2012
Three computers that were provided for an internet café at RAF Cottesmore will be used to help forces youngsters.
The computers were originally part of the RAF Association’s internet café initiative, which aims to help families feel closer together by enabling them to stay in touch more easily.
The café was opened by Kate Adie in 2006, following a large donation from...
2nd February 2012
The aim of the band is to play for any worthwhile charity to help them raise well needed funds. The band will do this by playing at any event or function in, or very near, London of a venue of the charities choice. Outside of London, or tours, are negotiable and subject to the musicians availability.
The Ambassadors are formed from ex-RAF Squadronaires musicians who are still actively playing...
26th January 2012
After an absence of two years the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, has returned its Headquarters to the original site at 67 Portland Place, London.
Renovations to the Georgian building are complete and the charity will once again be permanently based at the Portland Place site.
All phone number and email contacts remain the same, but the full address is:
25th January 2012
A highly acclaimed RAF wine has gone down a storm at RAF Cranwell, raising hundreds of pounds for the RAF Association in the process.
Produced by Wolf Brewery, in partnership with Molson Coors, the wine (Royal Air Force Cellar Collection) is available in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Rose and gives 20 pence from every bottle sold to the RAF Association’s...
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