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12th February 2013
Director of the RAF FF, Bill Mahon, introduces the RAF FF Annual Report for 2012:
“There has been no let-up in the challenges for RAF personnel and their families during 2012. The wider national economic picture remains gloomy and the continuing impact on the RAF of SDSR and the many associated changes have maintained pressure on those who serve and those who support them.
11th February 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please find below a copy of a briefing note that is currently being widely distributed to Royal British Legion members:
For more information about The Royal British Legion, visit their website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
5th February 2013
Two friends, Alyson Young and Henrietta Talbot recently presented a cheque for over £3000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund who provide welfare assistance to the RAF family when in need and support numerous schemes that assist RAF personnel and their families. They had raised the money following the tragic crash that claimed the lives of 3 RAF Lossiemouth airmen in July last year.
25th January 2013
Young RAF Association member LAC Joseph Avery has been recognised as the Best RAF Regiment Recruit of 2012 at RAF Honington. He was honoured with the McFerran prize as a motivated individual with the desire to succeed.
Joe joined the Royal Air Force Regiment at the age of 20 following in the footsteps of his father, who was in the RAF and his uncle who served in the Regiment during the Northern...
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...
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