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19th February 2013
The Trustees of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) have recently approved the launch of a new online Members club for young people, later this year.
RAFA YOUTH is for all young people aged 13-17 who love flying, gliding, aviation, the Royal Air Force or who just want to be part of something special and the current plan is to launch RAFA YOUTH on Thursday 1st August 2013 as part of the...
13th February 2013
Our latest RAF FF survey focuses on the Armed Forces Covenant. The two key principles of the Covenant are that:
The Armed Forces community should not face disadvantage compared to others
that special consideration is appropriate in some instances
The 2012 Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report identified progress already been made towards removing disadvantages and outlined the steps still to be...
13th February 2013
A new branch of the RAF Association has opened at RAF St Mawgan. The branch was opened by Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller KBE, National President of the RAF Association.
The RAF Association is delighted to welcome the new branch into the fold, especially as it exists as part of an active RAF station. Over 70 people turned out to celebrate the new branch opening, which bodes extremely well for...
12th February 2013
Director of the RAF FF, Bill Mahon, introduces the RAF FF Annual Report for 2012:
“There has been no let-up in the challenges for RAF personnel and their families during 2012. The wider national economic picture remains gloomy and the continuing impact on the RAF of SDSR and the many associated changes have maintained pressure on those who serve and those who support them.
11th February 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please find below a copy of a briefing note that is currently being widely distributed to Royal British Legion members:
For more information about The Royal British Legion, visit their website: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
5th February 2013
Two friends, Alyson Young and Henrietta Talbot recently presented a cheque for over £3000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund who provide welfare assistance to the RAF family when in need and support numerous schemes that assist RAF personnel and their families. They had raised the money following the tragic crash that claimed the lives of 3 RAF Lossiemouth airmen in July last year.
25th January 2013
Young RAF Association member LAC Joseph Avery has been recognised as the Best RAF Regiment Recruit of 2012 at RAF Honington. He was honoured with the McFerran prize as a motivated individual with the desire to succeed.
Joe joined the Royal Air Force Regiment at the age of 20 following in the footsteps of his father, who was in the RAF and his uncle who served in the Regiment during the Northern...
24th January 2013
The Dietician based with British forces in Cyprus has been teaching soldier’s how to cook and eat healthily as part of Fit Camps for those with poor lifestyles or injuries.
Dietitian Nicole McDonald works for the military charity SSAFA and has been supporting 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (2 YORKS) after Commanding Officer, Lt Col Andrew Roe, suggested the camps as a way of...
23rd January 2013
The confidential support service for military personnel and their families, Forcesline, is expecting calls from concerned soldiers following today’s announcement of 5,300 Army redundancies.
Redundancy for members of the Armed Forces and their families can be particularly disruptive with associated issues including accommodation and education closely entwined with the job. Things can be...
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