Looking after RAF veterans

Last month’s vandalism at the Bomber Command Memorial highlighted the very worst and the very best of our communities.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 10:26 am

I cannot thank your readers enough for their incredible support in the wake of this shocking paint attack.

To date, we have received more than £25,000 in donations to help the RAF Benevolent Fund meet the repair bill.

Repair works have now been completed on the memorial and it has now been returned to its former glory.

As well as the donations received, the RAF Benevolent Fund had thousands of messages of support from around the world.

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It was heart-warming to see how well the memorial, the veterans, and the 55,573 men it stands to represent are thought of.

We must never forget their sacrifices.

The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud to be the guardian of this tribute to their legacy for generations to come.

As the fund enters its 100th year of support for the RAF family, we must not forget those veterans who are still with us.

Our aim this year is to ask for the public’s help in reaching ever more of these veterans and their families, while we still can.

Our support could help pay for the care costs of an RAF widow, or provide for mobility aids to keep an elderly veteran at home, or it could simply allow a veteran to enjoy his retirement in dignity and comfort through a regular financial grant.

Put simply, the RAF Benevolent Fund looks after the RAF family.

If you know someone who may be in need of our support, contact our free support line on 0800 169 2942. Alternatively, you can email mail@rafbf.org.uk

Air Vice-Marshal David Murray

Chief Executive

RAF Benevolent Fund