British Forces Foundation
Patron HRH
The Prince
of Wales

The former Prince of Wales

As Patron of The British Forces Foundation, I am enormously proud of what has been achieved since its formation in 1999. Over the years, I have seen the Foundation grow as celebrities of music, sport, film and television have joined with the charity to demonstrate the support and appreciation of the nation for our Armed Forces. I have also witnessed how the Foundation has positively changed the landscape, in terms of the welfare provided, to our servicemen and women deployed around the world.

The Foundation displays a rare and imaginative approach in the way it develops initiatives to boost morale among our troops. During the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts the award-winning ‘Lap of Honour’ campaign, held at significant sporting events, changed media opinion and coverage by enabling the public to positively demonstrate their support – a pivotal moment for the perception of our service personnel. Families also continue to benefit, thanks to the Foundation’s ‘Panto Bus’ which provides entertainment for young and old alike at over seventy military establishments in the U.K. and overseas every year. Furthermore, the charity has responded in spectacular fashion to my ‘By Royal Demand’ shows for the incredible N.H.S. staff looking after our sick and wounded.

Despite many a challenge faced – not least the past eighteen months – and the ever-increasing demand for its services and limited resources, The British Forces Foundation has built an enviable reputation for both quality and innovation, and its work is greatly appreciated by the wonderful men and women it is there to serve. I would like to express my warmest gratitude to the Chairman of the Board, Laurie Mansfield, and his Board of Trustees, the Director, Mark Cann, and his loyal team, the selfless entertainers who have given their time and talent, and all of you for continuing to support its excellent work.

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Recent News

BFF Christmas Auction goes LIVE!!!

December 7, 2023

Get bidding – The British Forces Foundation’s spectacular Christmas Auction has gone live!

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BFF 25th Anniversary Spectacular

October 27, 2023

A spectacular 25th anniversary Ball has been planned to mark this very special milestone in British Forces Foundation history.

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BFF fun at HMS Sultan

November 16, 2023

HMS Sultan hosted another night of great comedy – and magic – courtesy of the British Forces Foundation.

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November 11, 2023

BFF CEO Mark Cann has written a Remembrance piece in the Express this weekend.

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BFF Panto Bus

October 26, 2023

The British Forces Foundation’s hugely popular BFF Panto Bus tours are about to hit the road again.

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More laughs with the Royal Navy

October 25, 2023

More than 300 people at HMS Collingwood shared in a great night of comedy courtesy of the British Forces Foundation (BFF).

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New Chairman at the BFF

October 19, 2023

Air Vice Marshal Matt Wiles CB CBE has taken over the reins at The British Forces Foundation.

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Joe Pasquale with BFF

July 31, 2023

Comedian and entertainer Joe Pasquale was reminiscing about his time in Iraq with the British Forces Foundation on Radio 5 on Saturday.

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