• One phone call can make all the difference
    July 19, 2024 | News

    On Friday 28 June, volunteers, Ambassadors and serving RAF personnel joined staff and branch members from the RAF Association to check on the wellbeing of thousands of members of the RAF community. As part of its national outreach campaign to mark ...

  • Record number of riders at RAFA Rides 2024
    July 19, 2024 | News

    In June, nearly 2,000 cyclists came together to support the RAF community at the RAF Association’s annual global cycling event, RAFA Rides. A record 1,900 cyclists took part in the Association’s RAFA Rides season this year. Rides took place at Kendrew ...

  • RAFAKidz awarded funding from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
    June 18, 2024 | News

    RAFAKidz has been awarded funding to enhance its nurseries and give children from Armed Forces families more opportunities to learn and grow, thanks to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT). The funding was awarded in ...

  • Polish Wings pledges support for RAFA Rides
    June 12, 2024 | News

    Cyclists from the UK’s Polish community have once again pledged their support to the RAF Association’s global cycling event RAFA Rides. Some 200 cyclists from the amateur cycling group, Polish Wings, will join hundreds of others at Kendrew Barracks to raise ...

  • “On the way we passed a blasted street”
    June 11, 2024 | News

    In June 1944 the first German V1 rockets – also known as doodlebugs or buzz-bombs - began to fall on London. Donald MacKay recalls volunteering to help clear the damage caused by the rockets, which struck 80 years ago this month. ...

  • Show him how much you care this Father’s Day
    May 31, 2024 | News

    Father’s Day (16 June) is just around the corner and the RAF Association has a vast range of gifts to help you show the father figure in your life just how much they mean to you. Watches A stylish ...

  • D-Day stories from our Air Mail archive
    May 29, 2024 | News

    6 June 1944, as remembered by Paul Lambermont, a Free French flier with the RAF who later joined the Association’s Paris Branch “The 1am briefing: Operating in pairs, at 10-minute intervals, the Bostons of 88 Squadron were to lay a smoke ...

  • Commemorating D-Day 80
    May 21, 2024 | News

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when Allied Forces invaded beaches in Normandy on 6 June 1944. Given the code name Operation Overlord, D-Day marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.  We have ...

  • Cyclist will honour late father at RAFA Rides Brize Norton
    May 17, 2024 | News

    The first ever RAFA Rides at RAF Brize Norton is even more special for cyclist Gordon Hickman, who is taking part in the event in memory of his late father. Gordon, an Associate Director at communication technology provider Verizon, grew up ...

  • King Charles III announced as new Patron of RAF Association
    May 8, 2024 | News

    The Royal Air Forces Association is delighted to announce that His Majesty King Charles III will be the new Royal Patron of the charity.  King Charles has been a member of the RAF Association since 1971, having enlisted into the RAF ...

  • Saturday Kitchen presenter Matt Tebbutt joins celebrations at RAFAKidz Abbey Wood
    May 2, 2024 | News

    Saturday Kitchen presenter and professional chef, Matt Tebbutt, made a special visit to RAFAKidz Abbey Wood as the nursery celebrated Month of the Military Child and its recent ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. The event also marked five years since RAFAKidz was formed. ...

  • Boeing Defence UK, LifeJacket Skin Protection and Top Aces support RAFA Rides
    May 1, 2024 | News

    Boeing Defence UK, LifeJacket Skin Protection and Top Aces have pledged their support for RAFA Rides as bronze sponsors. Part of the leading global aerospace company Boeing, Boeing Defence UK provides the best value leading-edge platforms, technology, services and capabilities for ...