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16th April 2012
Families at RAF Odiham enjoyed a range of special activities on 2nd April to celebrate the opening of new Airplay Parks - state-of-the-art play areas for children and young people living on or around the station.
The Airplay Parks are part of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24million Airplay programme for children and young people. The facilities were opened by Station Commander Group...
16th April 2012
Jacqui Thompson, 46, from Nottingham, performed a wing walk on 13th April to remember the life and achievements of her late husband, Gary. Gary was killed in 2008 while serving with the Royal Air Force Regiment in Afghanistan.
Jacqui performed the wing walk on the anniversary of his death, to honour his memory and to raise awareness about two organisations which are close to her heart: the RAF...
4th April 2012
Helicopters at RAF Benson, one of the RAF’s front line support helicopter stations, are getting a special makeover this month to support a national military charity. Merlin and Puma helicopters are being branded with the ‘Heart Roundel’ logo of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
The helicopters are wearing the logo to celebrate...
4th April 2012
A Bolton grandmother had a hair-raising time when she took to the skies to claim her prize in a charity text competition.
An aerobatic flight with The Blades was at the touch of a button for Sue Green, 50, when she took part in the competition run by the RAF Association at the Southport air show last year.
And, despite having never flown in light aircraft before, she marked her 50th birthday in...
31st March 2012
World champion and record breaking para-cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth will be in The Square in Shrewsbury on Saturday (March 31) to take part in the RAF birthday celebrations.
Members of the Royal Air Force community from in and around the town will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force and the RAF Association with a series of special events.
The Square will be taken...
28th March 2012
Jacqui Thompson, 46, from Nottingham, received a special award at the National Soldiering On Awards on 25th March, in recognition of her years of charity support and fundraising. Jacqui received the “Making a Difference” award in recognition of her years of fundraising and advocacy on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
27th March 2012
Air Marshal Sir Robert Wright, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity, will retire in July this year. Sir Robert is succeeded by Air Marshal Chris Nickols, until recently Chief of Defence Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence.
Air Marshal Sir Robert Wright leaves after five years at the charity, during which time he has overseen the introduction...
20th March 2012
Andrew Robathan MP, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans has paid his first visit to the RAF Families Federation at their base at RAF Wittering and praised the organisation for its work on behalf of RAF families. The Minister, who meets the Chairman of the RAF Families Federation at regular intervals to discuss issues of concern to RAF families, welcomed the opportunity to meet...
16th March 2012
It is with great pleasure that the Combined Services Cricket Association can announce that the Inter Services Twenty20 Tournament (IST20 2012) will, once again, be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday 19 June 2012. This is the fifth year in a row that Services cricket has been hosted by Marylebone Cricket Club back at Lord’s, and the third year running for the Inter Services...
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