Revealed: RAF Benevolent Awards 2023 shortlist

The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlist of nominees for its annual awards, which will take place on 27 April 2023.

Members of the public were invited to make their nominations earlier this year via the Fund’s website and the shortlist was finalised by a panel of judges.

The Fund’s annual awards ceremony is an important opportunity for the charity to acknowledge, celebrate and thank all our supporters. From RAF personnel, veterans and non-serving supporters tirelessly fundraising, to those delivering our welfare services on the ground, these efforts are key to ensuring that the Fund can continue supporting the whole of the RAF Family for years to come.

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said:

“The Fund’s annual awards ceremony is an integral event in our calendar and allows the opportunity to come together and celebrate the efforts of the Fund’s supporters and commitment to our cause.

“We would be unable to carry out our life-changing work without the significant support from these dedicated groups and individuals, so I’d like to extend my thanks and congratulations to every one of this year’s nominees.”

The awards recognise fundraising and welfare work that took place during 2022. The full list of shortlisted nominees is below.

Above and Beyond

  • Julie Corbett
  • Harriet Corner
  • Sergeant Andrew Merrett

Airplay Project of the Year

  • MOD Boscombe Down
  • RAF Scampton
  • RAF Wittering

Air Training Corps or University Air Squadron of the Year

  • 282 (East Ham)
  • East of Scotland Universities Squadron
  • University of London Air Squadron

Fundraising Team of the Year

  • 1ACC Mount Olympus
  • Team 54
  • The April Fools’ Club

Outstanding Support from an Organisation

  • Thales Charitable Trust
  • BAE Systems
  • Inter Livery Target Rifle Shoot

RAF Station of the Year

  • RAF Cranwell
  • RAF Coningsby
  • RAF Waddington

RAF Stations Challenge Cup

  • JHC FS Aldergrove
  • RAF Scampton
  • RAF Waddington

Volunteer Caseworker of the Year

  • Hugh Mulligan
  • Alan Roberts
  • Amy Scott

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, providing practical, financial, and emotional support to RAF personnel, veterans, and their partners and dependants. If you know a member of the RAF Family in need, please go to to find out how the Fund could help.

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