The RAF Benevolent Fund has recognised the inspirational achievements of its supporters and fundraisers at a prestigious annual awards ceremony.
Held at Plaisterers' Hall in London, the event on 9 June was attended by hundreds of Royal Air Force personnel, veterans and supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Founded by Lord Trenchard more than 100 years ago, the RAF Benevolent Fund is the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, providing support for serving members and veterans of the RAF.
The RAF Benevolent Fund spent £26m in 2020 to support more than 63,700 members of the Royal Air Force family.
Now in its 10th year, the RAF Benevolent Fund Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of fundraisers, volunteers, and partners.
Who were among the winners?
RAF Valley was awarded the title of RAF Station of the Year for developing the first RAF Benevolent Fund Committee at the station in 2021, which organised a host of fundraising events in support of the Fund.
Wing Commander Mike Ainsworth picked up the 'Above and Beyond' award for his incredible cycling achievements and role in the hugely successful Dambusters Ride, which returned to Lincolnshire again this year.
Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: "It has been wonderful to see all our generous supporters and fundraisers as we once again celebrate their efforts.
"The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise all of the great work that allows us to continue supporting RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families and making a real improvement to their lives.
"Many congratulations to all this year's winners, their inspirational enthusiasm, creativity and generosity has been wonderful to see.
"From everyone at the RAF Benevolent Fund – thank you."
Below is the full list of winners of this year's awards.
Above & Beyond
Wg Cdr Mike Ainsworth
Airplay Youth Worker of the Year
Ian Savage, RAF Marham
ATC/UAS of the Year
RAF Station of the Year
Fundraising Team of the Year
Scottish Torque Show Team
Outstanding Support from an Organisation
RAF Stations Challenge Cup
The April Fools' Club
Welfare Caseworker of the Year