The Royal Air Forces Association has welcomed Flt Lt HRH The Duke of Cambridge as a new member.
Nick Bunting, the RAF Association Secretary General, said: “Unsurprisingly the Association is thrilled to be welcoming the HRH The Duke of Cambridge as a member. The RAF Association is all about the RAF family providing friendship, help and support whenever and wherever it’s needed.”
The Duke of Cambridge completed seven-and-a-half years of full-time military service. His Royal Highness began his career with the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) and later served with the Royal Air Force, with his final posting as an RAF Search and Rescue Pilot. The Duke of Cambridge left operational service in the Armed Forces in September 2013.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge isn’t the first member of the Royal Family to have links with the Association. Her Majesty The Queen is the Association’s Patron and HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh have both been the President of the Association.
Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, the RAF Association is here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.
It offers welfare and family support, much-needed breaks, pension and compensation guidance as well as individual support to help injured personnel realise their potential. In 2013 the Association directly supported over 82,000 beneficiaries and many more indirectly.
The RAF Association receives no government funding and depends entirely on the generosity of the general public.