Registered Members Groups
A Registered Members Group (RMG) is a group of people who support the aims, values and ethos of the RAF Association. A RMG can be formed in two different ways:
- If a group of people who support the RAF family would like closer allegiance to the RAF Association without actually forming a branch, they may be considered to become a RMG provided that everyone within that group joins the RAF Association as either an Ordinary or Associate member as applicable.
- If a branch is no longer able to form a committee they may elect to become a RMG. All that is required is that one person elects to become the point of contact for that RMG. Upon transfer to a RMG, the branch surrenders its funds to the Association, although funds may be made available through the group’s Area Office for particular events in aid of the RAF Association. Such RMGs are able to retain their branch standards and all members of the RMG may continue to help with membership recruitment, welfare support and fundraising as they desire. It is entirely possible that new members may be attracted to the RMG and, by forming a new committee, a new branch could be reformed. Further details can be found at Annex 2B of the Administrative Handbook.
Everyone in the RMG is required to be a member of the RAF Association whether or not they have served in the Royal Air Forces.
Existing RMGs are identified on the membership database and the RAF Association website. Anyone wishing to join one of the existing RMGs should contact the Membership Department at Central Headquarters on 0800 018 2361 after which you’ll be affiliated to the RMG of your choice.
Forming new RMGs
When proposing the formation of a new RMG, the nominated point of contact will compile and maintain a list of all members. Those members agree that their names will be added to the appropriate area roll and Central Headquarters will be informed accordingly.