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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...
4th December 2012
Ex-RAF Weapons Technician, Jon-Allan Butterworth stormed to success at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, winning 3 silver medals at his first Games. It is almost impossible to do justice here to what Jon-Allan has gone through since 2007 – to what he has achieved and to whom he has become. To go from that injured serviceman to the Paralympic cyclist he is today has been an immense...
3rd December 2012
On September 28th RAF Brize Norton saw an impressive station turnout for the opening of four newly refurbished contact houses thanks in part to a contribution of over £104,000 from the RAF Association. The vision for these houses is to provide a homely and welcoming environment for serving personnel and their families, single parents and visiting families of serving personnel from all 3...
12th November 2012
Over 1,000 members of the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will have free access to Premier League grounds over the Remembrance period courtesy of Tickets For Troops. The celebratory weekend also highlights the on-going work of the 20 Barclays Premier League clubs in this area, as over 20,000 match tickets will be given away during the 2012/13 season as part of the initiative.
28th September 2012
Red, White and Blue Day, a national fundraising campaign focusing on Service children, was launched on Friday 21st September, with help from the pupils of Montgomery Infant School in Colchester – and the Royal Air Force.
RAF Regiment personnel from nearby RAF Honington joined army families to launch the project, while an RAF Chinook performed a flypast to salute those attending.
26th September 2012
With only a week to go We need your votes – please, on: Support given to RAF Families
We have so far received an enthusiastic response to our survey looking specifically at the support given to RAF Families but if you have not already voted we would really like to hear from you.
The RAF FF is preparing to engage with the RAF and those who provide welfare. In this survey we explore the...
18th September 2012
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP opened a new play park at RAF Brize Norton today, in Faulder Avenue, Carterton. Funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the play park has been built as a facility for the children of RAF families based at Brize Norton and will also be accessible to children living in the local area. It is part of the RAFBF’s ten-year, £24 million Airplay youth support...
7th September 2012
The 21st Century RAF family comes in all shapes and sizes. Many live on base, others do not. So what type of support do these differing family members need and are these needs being met? Are family members aware of the support already available? Do they feel supported by the RAF?
Open now on our website, and for the 30 days of September, is the RAF FF survey ‘Support given to RAF...
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