Our aims and values
The RAF Family and its importance in helping create an effective Air Force
The object for which the Association is established is to promote, through the comradeship engendered by its members, the welfare by charitable means of all serving and former members of Our Air Forces, their spouses and dependants, together with the widows and widowers and dependants of those who died whilst serving or subsequently.
A life of service in the RAF can include experiencing some distressing situations and moving around a lot. So, many of our veterans and serving personnel don’t have a close network of friends and family around them to help them through difficult times. Active service can lead not only to physical injury, but also to ongoing mental health issues. It’s our job to make sure nobody who has served in the RAF – or their immediate families – feels abandoned when they’re most in need.
We believe every generation owes a debt of gratitude to the RAF and their families. They sacrifice the normal life most people take for granted – the chance to see their partners and children every night and to live close to friends and relatives. They do all this to protect the peace and safety we enjoy every day.