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  • Margaret Peckham Princess Marina House Valentines Day RAF
    “It was love at first sight”

    This Valentine's Day, we'd like to take a moment to think about those RAF veterans and widows who've lost a partner later in life and now face their day-to-day lives alone. People like Margaret Peckham.

  • Airplay Coningsby Christmas Presents
    Airplay Coningsby's Christmas Present To The Community

    Back in December, Airplay Coningsby delivered 300 Christmas presents to the community. The gifts, which were delivered to military houses in their local community, had multiple items, including chocolate biscuit fridge cake.

  • Airplay Wyton blog
    Youngsters have fun whatever the weather!

    As the seasons have changed at RAF Wyton Airplay, young people have benefited from enriching experiences, relaxing with friends and having fun, whilst learning about each other, in an encouraging and welcoming environment.

  • Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Elliot
    RAF Benevolent Fund appoints new Controller

    We are delighted to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been appointed Controller/Chief Executive of the Fund and will take up her new role in April this year.

  • Forrest family
    Celebrating Christmas miles apart

    Christmas without loved ones can be tough, but one RAF Scampton family know that while they're missing Ch Tech Steve Forrest, thanks to him another family have their Dad at home.

  • happy new year top ten blogs
    Top 10 blogs of 2019

    We had lots of great news, stories and Royal Air Force anniversaries on our website. We challenged ourselves once more and put together a list of this year's top 10 blogs.

  • christmas stockings with santa and stars
    Managing your relationships and mental wellbeing during the festive season

    We look at how the festive season can have an impact on your mental health and suggest ways that might help to get you through the season and manage your wellbeing.

  • Memorial Of Tolerance Visit
    Bomber Command veterans visit Holland to commemorate Operation Manna

    Earlier this month, Second World War Bomber Command veterans, Jack Cook and Tom Rogers were accompanied by Jim Dooley and Mark Montgomery, as guests of honour, joining an international service at the Memorial of Tolerance in Haalen, Holland.

  • Blog Airplay RAF Shawburry Thumbnail
    Airplay helped me when my family moved back to the UK from Kuwait

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Allison had to make a whole new set of friends when her family returned from Kuwait. The RAF Shawbury Airplay group was there to support her as she settled in.

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    "Airplay helps me get involved"

    Ten-year-old Thomas found it hard to mix when he first joined Airplay at RAF Boulmer. Here Thomas and an Airplay youth worker explain how Airplay has helped him to come out of his shell.

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