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Below is an Archive of all News Stories featured on the RAF Families Federation website in the order they appeared.
Changes to Other Ranks laundry allowances
Laundry allowance claims from Other Ranks and Ratings have changed. There is now a new annual flat rate expense allowance for laundering uniforms as agreed by HM Revenue & Customs and the MoD. For the RAF it is £100.
Sqn Ldr Claire Collis, CO of No.3 Mobile Catering Sqn at RAF Wittering has won first place in the women’s Combined Services Winter Sports Association snowboarding competition. Claire only started snowboarding on holiday in 2005.
The history of UK reserves has been showcased in an exhibition at London's Victoria railway station.It showed the significant contribution reserve forces from all 3 services have made to UK defence over the past century.
RAF to host as last two flying Lancasters fly together this summer
The last two Lancaster bombers still flying in the world will come together in a series of events this summer, in a meeting unlikely to happen ever again. The Canadian Lancaster will join the only other airworthy Lancaster in the world, owned and operated by the RAF BBMF.