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The Royal Air Forces Association


The Royal Air Forces Association


The RAF Association’s mission is simple; to provide help and support for any past and present members of the RAF and their families who are in need and to ensure that that the sacrifices made by our brave serving personnel do not end in suffering, poverty or loneliness. 

Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back onto his feet, a young daughter missing her parent away on overseas operations or a WWII veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help.

As a charitable membership organisation, the RAF Association holds its Wings Appeal every year to ensure this support is available whenever and wherever it is needed. 

The RAF Association receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on the continued support of members, volunteers and the general public to help raise funds for this vital work.

What kind of help and advice can I get?

The kind of welfare support provided by The RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and respite care breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty. We can also help with War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme guidance and representation.
Simply, we are here to make sure that members of the RAF Family past and present are never left alone or in need.
You can find out more about the type of support we provide, along with a few recent examples of our work on our website

Who can get the help and advice?

You do not need to be a member to receive our help. 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.

Contact us?

We are here for you. You can contact us using any of the below methods:

Freephone: 0800 0182 361
or call our Central Headquarters on 0116 266 5224 Monday to Friday 08.30 – 16.00

Write to us at:
Welfare Department, the Royal Air Forces Association, 117½ Loughborough Road, Leicester, LE4 5ND

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