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RAFAKidz celebrates fifth birthday

2024-04-03T12:58:03+01:002 April 2024|News|

In 2024, the RAF Association is celebrating the five-year anniversary of RAFAKidz. The Association created RAFAKidz in 2019 to help the RAF overcome a wide range of childcare issues that were impacting negatively on the serving RAF community.  The RAFAKidz story ...

Lockheed Martin announces continued support for RAFA Rides

2024-03-25T14:25:25+00:0025 March 2024|News|

Global defence technology company, Lockheed Martin, has announced its continued support for the RAF Association’s annual global cycling event, RAFA Rides. Lockheed Martin has supported RAFA Rides since 2019, making this the sixth year that the company has been the headline ...

Remembering John Bell

2024-03-19T16:56:30+00:0019 March 2024|News|

All of us here at the RAF Association are deeply saddened by the death of Wing Commander John Bell MBE DFC LdH, aged 100. John has been a resident at one of the RAF Association’s retirement complexes since 2004.  John was ...

Make your mum feel special this Mother’s Day

2024-02-29T16:06:13+00:0026 February 2024|News|

Mother’s Day (Sunday 10 March) is the perfect opportunity for us to show the special women in our lives what they mean to us, be they our mums, step-mums, grandmas or carers. The RAF Association has a fabulous new range of ...

“What do you know about Sierra Leone?”

2024-02-02T15:09:35+00:002 February 2024|News|

Chris Thorpe on peacekeeping in Sierra Leone with the United Nations Chris Thorpe joined the RAF in June 1983 as a University Cadet and left in November 2020 as a Wing Commander. In addition to Sierra Leone, Chris found himself on ...

Holocaust Memorial Day

2024-01-26T08:28:28+00:0026 January 2024|News|

An eyewitness account - to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2024  During the Allies’ final advance in 1945, the RAF Regiment’s Norman Board was in Germany when his unit was tasked with helping at a newly liberated concentration camp. “I cannot remember ...

Remembering Irene Kemp

2024-01-16T17:56:45+00:0016 January 2024|News|

The RAF Association was sad to learn of the recent passing of Irene Kemp, aged 101. In 1941 Irene joined the RAF as a plotter and was stationed in Swansea. Her sweetheart Philip served on Lancaster bombers and in 1942 was ...

Christmas shopping made easy

2023-12-07T09:47:47+00:006 December 2023|News|

Christmas is a time to show your loved ones how much you care, and the RAF Association’s exclusive range of wonderful gifts means you can make your family and friends feel truly special this festive season. Watches An ...

Recovering the fallen

2023-11-08T16:52:38+00:008 November 2023|News|

Shortly after Germany’s surrender to the allied forces in 1945, the RAF Regiment’s Norman Board was in Germany when he heard that anyone able to speak basic French and use a typewriter was wanted in southern France. As a qualified shorthand ...