Who we are
RAFA, the Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. Receiving no government contributions, our work is completely funded by the generosity of our members and through vital donations from our supporters in the general public and from businesses.
The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. To be eligible for welfare support, for both themselves and those who depend upon them, service personnel need to have served a minimum of one day in the RAF.
The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
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 World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.
Where to go next…
If you want to know more about how we help, please see What we do.
If you are part of the RAF Family and in need of our welfare help, please click on the link and go to Get Help.
If you want to help the RAF Association carry out its important work, please go to Get Involved.
If you’d like to join us, please go to our Membership page.
If you want to know more about the Association, we also have information on the following pages that you may find interesting: Annual Review, Management and Trustees, Working for us, Volunteering, Where we are, FAQs, News, RAF Families Federation.