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  • 612 Squadron Abseil team
    RAF team abseil the Forth Rail Bridge for the Fund

    This weekend supporters including a team of 20 RAF personnel from 612 (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Leuchars took on the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Plaisterers Hall April Fool's Club Dinner 2017
    Spectacular dinner begins Dambusters raid anniversary commemorations

    A spectacular dinner in London hosted by the April Fools Club marked the start of a year-long fundraising campaign to raise £1million for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • George 'Screwball' Beurling
    'The Falcon of Malta'

    Fighter pilots from the Royal Air Force played a critical role in the defence of Malta during its siege 75 years ago. One of the most renowned pilots was Canadian George Beurling, known to many as 'Screwball'.

  • Stuart Robinson at the 2017 Invictus Games
    It's a silver for Stu!

    Former Corporal Stuart Robinson recently represented the United Kingdom in the wheelchair rugby event at this year's Invictus Games. Having competed in the London Games in 2014 and again in Orlando last year, Stuart tells us how Toronto compared.

  • Matt Neve
    Tackling mental health head on

    Recently the country rallied behind the brave ex-service men and women as they once again represented the UK at the Invictus Games. It has been great to see our veterans getting the attention they deserve and shining a light on some of the issues they have faced since leaving the military. And if there is one issue that stood out to at this year's Games, it was mental health.

  • Allan Scott speaking to HRH The Prince of Wales
    Remembering the Siege of Malta, 75 years on

    Last week His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a special event in Malta to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the nation being honoured with the George Cross for its heroism during the Second World War.

  • Michelle Partington
    "It's great to feel part of something again"

    This Saturday, thousands of people will tune in to watch the closing ceremony of the third Invictus Games, held in Toronto. For Michelle Partington, who is competing in rowing and powerlifting, her time at the Games has seen her gain two personal bests and support from all over the world.

  • Luke Delahunty
    Luke gets the call he's been waiting for

    The Invictus Games are officially underway, but for RAF Regiment veteran Luke Delahunty, he found out that he would be joining the UK team just days before they flew out to Toronto!

  • Matt Neve
    "My focus now is to bring back the gold!"

    Former Senior Aircraftsman Matt Neve will be representing the United Kingdom in the archery event later this week at the Invictus Games, but up until last year he'd never even held a bow and arrow. In this guest blog, Matt tells us all about his journey to Invictus. 

  • Red, White and Blue Day
    How to celebrate Red, White and Blue Day

    This year's Red, White and Blue Day celebrates the role of women in the Armed Forces in the last 100 years. From working on ships in the First World War to cracking codes in Bletchley Park during World War Two and onto the frontlines of Afghanistan and Iraq, women have played a pivotal role in the conflicts of the last 100 years.

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