This year we have been pivotal in marking the RAF’s centenary, and we are now looking ahead to the next 100 years with plans to support even more serving and former RAF personnel, including war veterans. We are aiming to continue to grow our work by recruiting 100 new members in every county of the UK.
Members’ subscriptions, together with donations and legacies, help the charity to run a variety of projects for all ages. These include bedtime stories for children whose parents are away on duty, befriending visits for people experiencing loneliness, subsidised holidays for struggling families, and sheltered housing for pensioners. While many of the Association’s existing members have some kind of RAF connection, some join simply to do their bit to support people who have made sacrifices for their country.