Airfix RAF Benevolent Fund BAE Hawk Gift Set 1:72
Item code: A50149
Like Airfix, the RAF Benevolent Fund is a great British institution. The charity was founded in 1919, just after the foundation of the Royal Air Force. BAck then it's role was to look after the airmen injured in the Great War and their families. That year the RAF Benevolent Fund spent £919 on welfare expensiture, in 2011 it spent some £23 million.
It is still looking out for the RAF family today, delivering a wide range of services for all the members of the RAF family from the youngest child to the oldest veteran. Anyone who serves in the RAF, past, present or future is eligible for its assistance. It could be providing World War II Lancaster navigator with a mobility scooter, supporting the widow of an RAF sergeant killed in Iraq, or helping a young man injured in Afganhistan make the transisition to civilian life.
Amazingly the charity does all this without any government support. People all over the UK remember the sacrifice that the RAF had made for the nation, and make donations large and small to ensure that their fine work continues.
Airfix also recognises the contribution of teh Royal Air Force, and proudly supports the RAF Benevolent Fund, collecting money for them at roadshows, and making donations from every sale of specially marked RAFBF kits.
Paint Scheme - British Aerospace Hawk T.Mk.1, No.208 (R) Squadron, Royal Air Force Valley, 2009
- 6 x Acrylic Paints
- 2 x Brushes
- 1 x Poly Cement
- BAE Hawk
Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushesSearch for your local stockists