The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organisation of serving and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families and dependents and all those supporting the aims of the Association.
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Need Help, Advice or Support?
You do not need to be a member to receive our help. It is estimated that there are around 2.4 million ex-service people, some 33,000 currently in uniform and an increasing number of reserve forces. This group, their families, dependants under 18 years old and dependants with a disability over 18 years old are all eligible for assistance from the RAF Association.
With a UK-wide caseworker network of over 540 volunteer Honorary Welfare Officers undertaking almost 13,000 welfare visits annually, help ranges from simply providing conversation and friendship to preparing and submitting application forms for financial assistance.
We support the whole Air Force family, providing welfare and care to all serving and former members of The Royal Air Force and their dependents. Our network of Honorary Welfare Officers, supported by Area Welfare Officers and a Welfare Department at CHQ provide support and friendship and, where appropriate, can also “signpost” you to other agencies for assistance
Wings Appeal 2022 Branch Merchandise
A big thank you to all who supported Wings Appeal 2021 the Branch did not set a target and on the closure of of Wings Appeal 2021 do to Covid restrictions we raised sum of £2052.47p. The Branch Chairman and committee would like to thank everybody who supported us. Special thanks must go to our Wings Appeal Co-ordinator Mr David Hinde who has worked tirelessly to try to raise funds for the Appeal.
Wings Appeal 2022can now go out to meet the public to collect donnations. The Branch would appreciate volunteers to assist in collections. A couple of hours assisting collections would be very much appreciated
We are also asking Branch Members to assist in raising money to order Branch Wings Appeal Merchandise. We have a Wings Appeal merchandise available for those little 'Thank You' gifts, stocking fillers and birthday presents Just Click on the Button below for details
Make a Donation Online Now
Making a donation on-line is the most efficient way to support the Association as it saves time and money. The gift of a donation through our online facility is not only secure but if you are a UK taxpayer an additional 20% tax bonus will be added to your donation at no cost to you