Together, we can stand by the people who sacrifice so much for us
We believe every generation owes a debt of gratitude to the RAF and their families. To protect the peace and safety we enjoy every day, they sacrifice the normal life most people take for granted. When someone in the RAF family needs help, we are the charity they turn to. Whatever their need, they can rely on us every step of the way to give practical assistance, expert advice and emotional support. Throughout life’s challenges, we are there for them, in person and on the phone, like a good friend should be. To give the help they so desperately need, we rely on the generosity of our members, the public – and people like you.
We hope your business will join our growing band of corporate partners. Your support will help us be there for those who are serving, and who have served, in their hour of need.
Who is in the RAF family?
The RAF family includes all serving and veteran RAF and their dependants. All we ask is that people have served at least one day in the RAF. So, whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a child missing their serving parent who is away on operations, or a WWII veteran in need of a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF service personnel and their families – not just those who are members of our organisation.
Welfare is at the absolute heart of the Royal Air Forces Association.
For armed forces families who move around often, keeping consistency of family life can be demanding.
The RAF Association has funded the refurbishment of 30 Contact Houses on RAF Stations which allow separated serving RAF personnel access to their children in a home environment, or provide short-term accommodation for families with a welfare need.
Darren and Nick talk in their own words about how the facility’s provided comfortable and homely surroundings at times when they are needed the most.