2nd ed., rev. & enlarged, 1979. Xix + 202 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. This book combines the inspiring story of the growth of the RAF Benevolent Fund with an account of its aims and work. Founded in 1919 by Lord Trenchard, the Fund progressed from a modest beginning when one shilling for a night's lodging was an average award. It struggled between the wars but had an accelerated surge forward after the Battle of Britain in 1940 and by the time this book was published in 1979, the Fund was capable of a possible provision of a house for a widow and her family.