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So far Jo Sharp has created 101 blog entries.

RAF Association Summer Appeal

2022-08-05T15:45:40+01:00August 5, 2022|News|

“The closer you get to the magnificent veterans and their dependents, the more you realise how deserving they are of our support.” The words above are those of Anne Mellor, an amazing Volunteer Caseworker at the very heart of the RAF ...

Chinook inspired Land Rover

2022-07-05T12:19:14+01:00July 5, 2022|News|

A unique Chinook inspired Land Rover Defender, designed to honour the iconic helicopter, is to be auctioned in September to raise funds to support the RAF Association’s vital welfare work. To honour one of the Royal Air Force’s longest serving aircraft, ...

Caseworkers acclaimed

2022-06-29T16:09:03+01:00June 29, 2022|Crisis, News|

Two RAF Association caseworkers have been recognised for their unstinting support for the RAF community at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual awards. Honorary Welfare Officers Pip Iles of Basingstoke Branch and Ron Simpson of Norwich Branch were named as two of ...

Record numbers join RAFA Rides

2022-06-14T08:21:47+01:00June 13, 2022|Events, News|

On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June, more than 750 riders from 11 countries across the globe came together for the popular annual cycling challenge, RAFA Rides 2022, raising money for the RAF Association. A record 352 riders took on routes around ...

Airshows in 2022

2022-06-16T10:01:39+01:00June 9, 2022|Events, News|

Airshows 2022 The RAF Association is looking forward to seeing you at the following spectacular events. Midlands Air Festival Dates: 2-4 June 2022 Location: Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5NJ The Midlands Air Festival returns for a fourth year of excellent ...

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

2022-06-02T08:00:27+01:00June 2, 2022|News|

This year our patron, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of service. In this Platinum Jubilee week, the employees, members and supporters of the Royal Air Forces Association would like to extend their warmest ...

Father’s Day gifts for a good cause

2022-06-01T08:00:07+01:00June 1, 2022|News|

Treat the father figure in your life this Fathers’ Day with an aviation-themed gift that helps support the RAF community. There is something to suit a range of budgets, including a stylish men's bracelet watch. The stainless steel case has the ...

Meet some of our RAFA Riders

2022-05-24T14:01:06+01:00May 24, 2022|Events, News|

In just over two weeks’ times, hundreds of RAFA Riders from around the world will be preparing to take on RAFA Rides 2022, tackling distances from ten to 100 to 250 miles in the saddle to show their support for the ...

Matt Tebbutt joins wing walkers

2022-05-19T16:19:05+01:00May 19, 2022|Events, News|

Host of BBC One’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and RAF Association ambassador, Matt Tebbutt, joined our intrepid band of wing walkers yesterday. Matt Tebbutt was one of 14 adventurers who took to the sky with the world famous AeroSuperBatics Wing Walking display team ...

D-Day gifts

2022-05-18T10:32:20+01:00May 19, 2022|News|

The D-Day landings, codenamed Operation Overlord, took place on 6 June 1944. They marked the start of the campaign to free north-west Europe from the Nazis and were the biggest invasion by sea in history. We are commemorating this vital operation, ...