The winners of the 2023 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

The RAF Benevolent Fund celebrated the hard work of its fantastic supporters at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday 27 April.

The ceremony, held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London, was attended by RAF personnel, veterans and supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Hosting the event was actor Alistair Petrie, whose father served in the RAF for 40 years.

Now in its eleventh year, the RAF Benevolent Fund Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of our fundraisers, volunteers, and partners. Winning Fundraising Team of the Year was The April Fools Club and the title of RAF Station of the Year was won by RAF Waddington in recognition of their fundraising efforts in 2021.

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said:

“The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise all of the great work that allows us to continue supporting RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families and making a real improvement to their lives. Many congratulations to all this year’s winners, their inspirational enthusiasm, creativity, and generosity has been wonderful to see. From everyone at the RAF Benevolent Fund – thank you.”

Winning the Special Recognition award was BAE Systems, who have supported the Fund for decades with just shy of £835,000 in donations since 2008.

Below is the full list of winners of this year’s awards, which were supported by category sponsors 2Excel, Babcock International, Exolum, Lockheed Martin UK, MBDA Missile Systems, Midshires Mobility Services and Proludic.

Category Winner
Above and Beyond Julie Corbett


Airplay Project of the Year MOD Boscombe Down


Air Training Corps of the Year 282 (East Ham)


Fundraising Team of the Year The April Fools’ Club
Outstanding Support from an Organisation Thales Charitable Trust
RAF Station of the Year RAF Waddington


RAF Stations Challenge Cup RAF Waddington


Special Recognition BAE Systems


Volunteer Caseworker of the Year Alan Roberts


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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