The Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation was a charitable body with its origins in the aftermath of the Crimean War, whose objects were to assist widows, children and other dependants of members of the armed forces of the Crown: it is now a registered charitable corporation1.
Any unclaimed residue, that is the amount standing to the credit of any person who dies while subject to service law, is applied to the Soldiers' and Airmen's Effects Fund for the benefit of widows and children or other near relatives of soldiers and airmen who have died during or after service
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