RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

Thursday 14th March 2024

The RAF Benevolent Fund are excited to announce the shortlist of nominees for our annual awards ceremony, which will take place on 25 April 2024. Members of the public were invited to make their nominations earlier this year via our website and the shortlist was finalised by a panel of judges.

The Fund’s annual awards ceremony is an important opportunity for the charity to acknowledge, celebrate and thank its supporters. From RAF personnel, veterans and non-serving supporters tirelessly fundraising, to those delivering our welfare services on the ground, these efforts are key to ensuring that we can continue supporting the whole of the RAF Family for years to come.

Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said:

“Our annual awards ceremony is an important event in our calendar, and one we look forward to every year. The event presents the opportunity for the RAF Family to come together and celebrate the efforts of our supporters and commitment to our cause.

“We would be unable to carry out our life-changing work without the significant support from these dedicated individuals, groups, organisations and RAF Stations, so I’d like to extend my thanks and congratulations to every one of this year’s nominees.”

Actor and Fund supporter Alistair Petrie will be hosting the Awards for the second year. Alistair, whose father served in the RAF as a fighter pilot, said: “It is a pleasure to be hosting the RAF Benevolent Fund Awards once more to acknowledge and celebrate those who went above and beyond in supporting the Fund in 2023. As a member of the RAF Family, I fully appreciate how important the Fund’s work is for serving personnel, veterans and their families, which is only made possible thanks to the Fund’s supporters. So, a huge thank you!”

The awards recognise fundraising and welfare work that took place during 2023. The full list of shortlisted nominees is below.

Airplay Project of the Year

  • RAF Brize Norton
  • RAF St Mawgan
  • RAF Wittering

Outstanding Support from an Organisation or Group

  • International Bomber Command Centre
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • The Beaujolais Run

Outstanding Support from an Individual

  • Colin Bell
  • Padre Mike Hall
  • AS1 Neil Robinson

RAF Formation or Squadron of the Year

  • East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
  • King’s Colour Squadron
  • RAF Music Services

RAF Station of the Year

  • RAF Brize Norton
  • RAF Henlow
  • RAF Waddington

Young Supporters of the Year

  • Airplay Scampton – Seniors Social Action Group
  • Isla and Siobhan Bennett

If you have any queries, please contact Ellen Brooks, Special Events Manager, on 020 7307 3321 or [email protected].

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 rafbf.org to find out how the Fund could help.

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