• Send your season’s greetings in style
    November 1, 2023 | News

    Spread a little Christmas cheer this year with our RAF or aviation-themed Christmas cards from RAFATRAD. For many of us, writing and sending cards to our friends, family and colleagues heralds the start of the festive season. These days, it’s so ...

  • Generous donations help members stay connected
    October 23, 2023 | News

    Generous donations from a UK charity Ulverscroft Foundation have ensured that members of the RAF Association who are visually impaired can remain connected with the wider RAF community. The Ulverscroft Foundation provides financial grants to organisations which help visually impaired people. ...

  • Remembrance Day: We Will Remember Them
    October 20, 2023 | News

    With Remembrance Day drawing near, the RAF Association has everything you need to mark the occasion – with profits from sales going to support members of the military community. Pins and badges Our collection of over 30 unique ...

  • Shona Brownlee our new Ambassador
    October 19, 2023 | News

    We are delighted to announce that Corporal Shona Brownlee MBE is joining our team of RAF Association Ambassadors. Corporal Brownlee is a Musician in the RAF Central Band. She is also a member of the RAF’s Elite Athlete scheme, part of ...

  • The ‘other’ great escape
    October 11, 2023 | News

    Stalag Luft III in Germany is infamous for the mass escape attempt which took place in 1944, where 50 prisoners of war were executed during what became known as the Great Escape.  Less well known is an equally daring escape which ...

  • 88-year-old takes on tandem skydive
    October 6, 2023 | News

    An 88-year-old former RAF motor mechanic (MT mech) jumped from 15,000 feet in a tandem skydive, raising hundreds for the RAF Association. Roger Allton, from Radcliffe-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, jumped at Skydive Hibaldstow in Lincolnshire on 10 September as part of RAFA Jumps. He ...

  • WWII RAF veteran reunited with Battle of Britain aircraft
    September 29, 2023 | News

    A WWII RAF veteran had the chance to fly alongside the aircraft he helped maintain during the heroic Battle of Britain in 1940. Jeff Brereton, who celebrated this 102nd birthday earlier this year, took to the air in BE505, the world’s ...

  • DSEI 2023 opens in London
    September 12, 2023 | News

    For the first time in its history, DSEI has bought together four military charities in a new approach that will enable the charities to profile key services which support the integrated defence and security workforce. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, The ...

  • Battle of Britain
    September 7, 2023 | News

    Lest we forget: marking the Battle of Britain Every year our nation comes together to remember the brave men and women who took part in the Battle of Britain (10 Jul - 31 Oct 1940), both in the air and on ...

  • Rare Wildlife Thrives in Cyprus’s Western Sovereign Base Area
    August 23, 2023 | News

     A Conservation Success Story The stunning cliffs between RAF Akrotiri and British Forces Episkopi have become a vital haven for some of the world's most remarkable and endangered species. This unique region is home to the last remaining breeding colony of ...

  • DSEI 2023
    August 18, 2023 | News

    DSEI introduces charity coalition for 2023 event   For the first time in its history, DSEI is bringing together four military charities in a new approach that will enable the charities to profile key services which support the integrated defence and security ...

  • Remembering Brian Davies
    August 11, 2023 | News

    The Royal Air Forces Association was sad to learn of the passing of RAF veteran and Association member Brian Davies DFC at the age of 100.  Brian joined the RAF on his 18th birthday in January 1941, and was selected for ...