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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. Accessibility information.. Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.. Site tools.. Home.. Contact us.. Email news.. Sitemap.. v.. t.. Search this site:.. Search.. Site Navigation.. Need our help?.. Donate now.. Get involved.. About us.. Blog.. Shop.. Christmas cards.. We have a fantastic range of Christmas cards available from our online shop.. Buy your Christmas cards.. Christmas gifts.. At our online shop we have a great range of gifts that would make perfect Christmas presents for all the family.. Purchase your Christmas gifts.. Spitfire app.. We have launched our new Spitfire augmented reality app.. Find out more.. British Military Tournament.. 7-8 December 2013.. Don't miss this spectacular event.. More information.. Upkeep Club.. Dame Judi Dench is now patron of the Bomber Command Memorial Upkeep Club.. Find out how you can get involved,.. and help preserve the memorial.. for future generations.. Join the Upkeep Club.. •.. If you've ever served in the RAF we may be able to help.. Call our helpline on 0800 169 2942.. or:.. Apply for help now.. Find out how we can help.. £10.. £10 can provide a WWII veteran with a support grant in their hour of need.. £20.. £20 will pay for youth support for children growing up on RAF bases.. £35.. £35 will help support RAF personnel injured in Afghanistan.. Or enter your own amount:.. Other ways to give.. I want to give this amount.. as a one off payment.. every month.. Our promise to the.. RAF.. Our promise is that RAF personnel, past, present and future, their partners and children will be supported whenever they are in need.. How we.. deliver.. We spend over £21 million supporting 68,000 members of the RAF family.. 88 pence of every pound you donate goes directly to support the RAF family.. Who we.. support.. We are here for the RAF family: from  ...   and Northern England, who attended the funeral, tells us more.. Remembering Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival.. 10 November 2013.. - Yesterday we learnt that a Bomber Command veteran, who recently passed away, had no remaining family to attend his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Armistice Day.. What happened next is testament to the fact that the spirit of Remembrance lives on one hundred years after the First World War began.. Bob Kemp, our Regional Director for Scotland and Northern England, who will be attending the funeral, tells us more.. "I will be remembering my Bomber Command comrades this Remembrance Day".. 07 November 2013.. - David Bowker was just 18 when he joined the RAF.. He was a pilot in Bomber Command and survived a crash which killed two of his comrades.. In this guest blog, David, 91, remembers his colleagues who were killed during the bombing raid over Frankfurt.. Join our community.. Join us on Facebook.. - we have more than 48,000 friends on Facebook.. Why not join us?.. Tweets by @RAFBF.. - keep up to date with our latest news and information, sign up for our email newsletter.. Email news - sign up today.. Bomber Command App.. download our Bomber Command Memorial app for iPhone and iPad.. download our augmented reality Spitfire app for iPhone and iPad.. This unique app enables you to experience this iconic British aircraft in a 3D, 360 degree dimension.. Need our.. help?.. Donate.. now.. Get.. involved.. For.. serving personnel.. Airplay.. Seaside Cottages.. Fundraise for us.. families.. Benefits, debt and money advice.. RAF Widows Association.. ex RAF personnel.. Apply for help.. Princess Marina House.. Leave a gift in your will.. Press.. Media centre.. Key facts for editors.. News.. Bomber Command Memorial.. Accessibility.. Cookies.. Follow us.. 2011 Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), registered charity in England and Wales (1081009) and in Scotland (SC038109)..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Accessibility
    Descriptive info: Related links.. BBC accessibility.. Microsoft accessibility.. Abilitynet - the accessible technology charity.. We fully understand the need to ensure that our website is accessible to all regardless of disability or any other barriers.. We have worked hard to ensure that the site is easy to use and navigate.. We  ...   clear and easy to read, and is written in plain English.. If you have any access problems with this website please don t hesitate to contact the RAF Benevolent Fund communications team and we will do everything we can to help.. Telephone:.. 020 7307 3316.. Email:.. webmaster@rafbf.. org.. uk..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Home
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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Contact us
    Descriptive info: Our stories.. Campaigns.. Our people.. Annual review and report.. Work for us.. RAF Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR.. If you need our help or support.. Call our support line on.. 0800 169 2942.. or.. Apply for help online.. Head office contacts.. For general enquiries, to speak to one of our team or to make a donation by telephone please contact:.. 020 7580 8343.. Fax: 020 7636 7005..  ...   Portland Place.. Press and media contacts.. For all press and media enquiries, news releases and requests for interviews and comment please visit our.. media centre.. or contact:.. 020 7307 3352.. or.. 020 7307 3339.. Visit our.. for more information.. Around the UK.. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.. East Midlands and the east of England.. Wales and the west of England.. London, Home Counties and the south of England..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Email news
    Descriptive info: Friends of the RAFBF.. Volunteer.. Events.. Challenge events.. Red, White and Blue Day.. RAFBF mobile apps.. Support us in other ways.. Join us online.. RAF reunion websites.. Thank you to supporters.. Tweet.. Keep in touch with all the latest news from the RAF Benevolent Fund sign up for our email alerts.. We promise not to ever share your email address with any other organisation, and you can unsubscribe at any time.. Required fields.. First name.. Email.. Postcode..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Sitemap
    Descriptive info: Welfare breaks.. Death and disablement in service.. Property repairs.. Getting help with a disability.. Help with the cost of caring.. Relationship support.. Grants to other charities and organisations.. Financial support.. Who else can help.. Other armed services charities.. Other charities and support groups.. Useful information.. Corporate giving.. Donate in memory.. Frequently asked questions.. Tell us about your gift.. Your RAF story.. Our fundraising promise.. Set up a  ...   event.. Fundraising resources.. Fundraising challenges.. 1000 Mile Challenge.. How you can help us.. How we can help you.. Books that donate royalties to us.. Battle of Britain watches.. Military Monopoly.. The Sovereign's Parade.. Jubilee charity print.. RAF Spitfires rugby shirt.. How we spend our money.. Our history.. Churchill appeal.. The RAF Memorial.. Our video.. The heart roundel.. 67 Portland Place.. Useful links.. Our trustees.. Advisory council.. Principals..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Need our help?
    Descriptive info: Our support is available to all RAF personnel whether they are still serving or have left the RAF.. We are also there for their partners and their dependent children up to the age of 18.. Apply online for help.. How we can help.. This video tells the story of some of the people we have helped.. Video playtime 3 minutes.. We provide help and support for the whole RAF family.. It could be providing support for a.. Second World War veteran.. , or giving much need support to a  ...   RAF or WRAF, including National Service, or are the partner, widow, widower or dependent of someone who was, we may be able to help.. Apply for help today.. If you are still serving in the RAF.. Please speak to your Flight Commander or Chief Clerk who will arrange for an.. application for assistance.. to be forwarded to us with the Station Commander's recommendations.. Serving RAF - apply for help.. If you are in the USA.. Please contact our advocate Mike Gregory by email.. oldmosemjg@me.. com.. or telephone: (760) 324 5443..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Donate now
    Descriptive info: In memory.. Whenever we lose someone, it is a tragic experience.. However, you can help others by collecting donations in memory of the person who has passed away.. To make a donation in memory of a friend or loved one select an option above.. You will be asked for details on the next page.. When Denise Theodosiou, aged 91, (pictured above with husband Flight Lieutenant Theodosiou) passed away, her son organised a collection in her memory and set up an online memorial page.. Make a donation in memory.. Corporate donations.. Who says business has no heart? There are many businesses that generously support our work.. Why not join them?.. If you are interested  ...   our work is only possible because people leave us gifts in their will.. We would love to speak to you about leaving a gift in your will of any size.. Please call us on 020 7307 3444.. Una Barrett-Lennard (pictured above) had a lifelong affection for the RAF because of the support she received when her husband passed away.. She wished to give something back and so left a gift in her will to the RAF Benevolent Fund.. Consider a gift in your will.. There are many.. other ways to give to the RAF Benevolent Fund.. , such by cheque or over the phone.. Why not.. fundraise for the RAF family.. visit our shop..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Get involved
    Descriptive info: The Mighty Deer Stalker.. 15 March 2014.. Innerleithen, Scotland.. Take part in this fun and thrilling event.. Register your interest.. Airfield Anarchy Mud Run.. 22 March 2014.. Newark, Nottinghamshire.. Enter this excting obstacle course in aid.. of the RAF Benevolent Fund.. Volunteer for a good cause.. Can you spare some time to help.. the RAF Benevolent Fund?.. Your help is always appreciated.. Find out about volunteering.. Why not run a marathon, bake a  ...   family.. So why not have fun, get fit and raise money for a great cause?.. Start fundraising today.. More than 35,000 people.. support us on Facebook.. join our community.. ?.. Stephen Fry.. is just one of the people who support the RAF family by.. following us on Twitter.. Keep in touch.. You can keep in touch by signing up to our email newsletter.. We will never share your email address with other organisations.. Submit..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Blog
    Descriptive info: Afghanistan.. Battle of Britain.. Bomber Command.. Challenges.. Fundraising.. History and heritage.. RAF family.. Sports.. World War Two.. Articles by year.. 2013.. 2012.. 2011.. comments.. Sgt Darryl Blair and his wife Sue are just one of many RAF families who have been supported by our charity.. Categories:.. Today Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival was laid to rest.. Yesterday we learnt that a Bomber Command veteran, who recently passed away, had no remaining family to attend his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Armistice Day.. David Bowker was just 18 when he joined the RAF.. Bomber Command Memorial sculptor wins top award.. Last night, Philip Jackson was awarded the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for his sculpture at the heart of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London.. Malcolm White, Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, collected the award on Philip's behalf.. In this blog, Malcolm tells us more.. What Remembrance Day means to me.. 06 November 2013.. Former Senior Aircraftman Michael Goody has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund ever since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2008.. In this guest blog, Michael tells us what Remembrance Day means to him.. Saying goodbye to the Hercules C130K.. 04 November 2013.. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Simon Footer is a former Hercules pilot.. In this guest blog, Simon recalls his time flying the Hercules C130K that was retired by the RAF last month.. My visit to Downing Street.. 29 October 2013.. RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Annie Devine recently attended a reception at No.. 10 in honour of the Fund as well as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.. Annie tells us more about the reception and meeting the host Samantha Cameron.. RAF team's 2000-mile scooter challenge.. 23 October 2013.. SAC Simon Lowther and a team of colleagues recently completed a 2000-mile scooter challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.. In his guest blog post, Simon tells us about the challenge.. ;.. Team's cycle challenge in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.. 14 October 2013.. Jon Ager along with two friends recently raised over £800 for our work from a cycle challenge they did from the Cotswold to Spedalicchio.. In his guest blog, Jon explains what the challenge was like.. Supporter's 500-mile fundraising challenge.. 09 October 2013.. RAF Benevolent Fund supporter  ...   year at the Bournemouth Air Festival.. 16 September 2013.. Cerys Truman.. This year saw the RAF Benevolent Fund return to the Bournemouth Air Festival for the sixth year running.. In her blog, Regional Fundraiser Cerys Truman tells us how the festival went.. 'I shot him down, just like that'.. 15 September 2013.. Battle of Britain veteran Bob Foster tells us about his most memorable moments flying in the conflict in our final Battle of Britain blog.. 'There was a hell of a bang and a crash'.. 14 September 2013.. Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Nigel Rose, tells us about one of his closest shaves in the Battle.. 'Goering underestimated the strength and resilience of Fighter Command'.. 13 September 2013.. Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Bob Foster gives his reasons for why the RAF ultimately defeated the Luftwaffe in the skies above Britain.. The Spitfire was 'something out of this world'.. 12 September 2013.. In an exclusive interview with the RAF Benevolent Fund, Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose reveals his feelings about flying the Spitfire.. 'Life went on as normal during the Battle'.. 11 September 2013.. Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Bob Foster reveals how although fighter pilots were treated like heroes, life went on as usual for everyone as the Battle raged in the skies above them.. Airplay awards night at RAF Scampton.. Monday 9 September brought our first awards night, presented by our guest of honour Wing Commander Turner, Station Commander at RAF Scampton.. 'There was a terrific battle going on when we arrived'.. 10 September 2013.. Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose tells us about his first real sight of the Battle of Britain when 602 Squadron moved down from Drem in Scotland in August 1940.. 'We were issued with revolvers and about 15 rounds'.. 09 September 2013.. Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose recalls the atmosphere in Britain following the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in June 1940.. 'We flew into the evening sun when the East End was burning'.. Battle of Britain veteran and Hurricane pilot Wing Commander Bob Foster describes to us how he and his squadron (605) joined the Battle on one of its most decisive days.. Previous.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 11.. Next..

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  • Title: Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund - Upkeep Club
    Descriptive info: About the memorial.. About Bomber Command.. Recognition for bomber crews.. Bomber Command Memorial book.. Bomber Command Memorial news.. Dedication and unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial.. Bomber Command Memorial Time Capsule.. A video message from Johnny Johnson.. Contact.. Visit the memorial.. Bomber Command Memorial app.. Bomber Command Memorial gallery.. Donate.. Bomber Command Timecapsule.. The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is privileged to take over the guardianship of the Bomber Command Memorial.. To ensure we keep our promise to the RAF family, we must now raise 1.. 5million to maintain the Memorial in perpetuity.. In order to do so, the RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to launch the Bomber Command Upkeep Club , for individuals who wish to give at least 1,000 towards the upkeep of the Memorial.. The club is named after Barnes Wallis famous bouncing bomb, Upkeep , used in the great Dambuster Raid of May 1943.. To many, this raid epitomises the bravery, commitment and audacity of the Bomber Crews, and we need at least 1,000 people who share these qualities to help us ensure that the bravery of all those in Bomber Command, and the sacrifice of the 55,573 men who gave their lives for our freedom, are  ...   of the RAF Benevolent Fund.. A gift of 5,000.. By giving a gift of 5,000 (either as a single donation or two annual donations of 2,500) you will also receive an invitation to our VIP reception at the Memorial, and a copy of the Bomber Command Memorial programme, which was given to the Queen and distinguished guests at the unveiling on 28 June 2012 (while stocks last).. A gift of 10,000.. By giving a gift of 10,000 (either as a single donation or two annual gifts of 5,000) you will also receive a certified copy of the limited edition portfolio So Many, a beautiful leather-bound folio worth 1,500 detailing the lives of some of those who served in Bomber Command, complete with photos and handwritten letters from the airman.. Join the Upkeep Club today.. The RAF Benevolent Fund needs your support.. We rely on you to preserve the Bomber Command Memorial for future generations.. Single Donation.. Monthly Donation.. Please give as much as you can and make sure this great memorial stays as a tribute to all those in Bomber Command who gave their lives in World War II.. Johnny Johnson, Dambusters bomb aimer.. Or select another amount.. £.. per month.. 10..

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