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Application numbers for flying scholarship soar

18 January 2017

The word is out as RAF Flying Clubs' Association (RAFFCA) has already received more than 300 applications for its Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) in the first six weeks. With just two weeks to go, the association is encouraging those wishing to apply for the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) sponsored scheme to 'get their skates on' and submit their application before the window closes on...

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Lincolnshire Agricultural Society pledges its support to the Trust

18 January 2017

Recognising the importance of the RAF Charitable Trust's (RAFCT) work, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society's (LAS) has nominated it as one of its Charities of the Year. Announced at the society's 2017 AGM, the partnership will see RAFCT and...


Grant provides cadets with new flying opportunity

16 January 2017

Air Cadets in the Scotland and Northern Ireland region are getting to grips with aircraft construction thanks to a grant provided by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT). An £8,050 grant from the charity has enabled the region...


Trust funding improves morale of deployed personnel

13 January 2017

A new tea bar, fully equipped with a vending machine and DVD player, is set to improve the working environment for a squadron of deployed personnel in California. 17 (Reserve) Squadron, stationed at Edwards Air Force...


Trust kits out RAF squash team ahead of Canada tour

11 January 2017

RAF Squash Association members stood out from the crowd during a recent visit to Canada as they donned new overseas kit funded by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT). In a bid to broaden their experience...


Grants provide morale boost for personnel

09 January 2017

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) has approved two grants for RAF Brize Norton Air Movements Squadron (AMS) to help enhance the morale and welfare of its personnel. The Trust received two grant applications,...


Trust helps RAF Water Polo team make a splash in the US

06 January 2017

Their most recent US visit will go down in history after the RAF Water Polo team achieved the first, and second, ever win on American soil for the RAF sport. The overseas trip, from November 11-19,...


Cosford crew up for a challenge

04 January 2017

Following a £300 grant from the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a team of six personnel from RAF Cosford took on the country's leading team development event. The UK Challenge is a corporate event which tests participants...


Merry Christmas from Scampton Airshow!

22 December 2016

The entire Scampton Airshow team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our offices are closed from Friday 23 December and will be reopening on Tuesday 3 January. But don't worry,...


Scholarship helps Charlotte's flying career take-off

19 December 2016

A flying scholarship, awarded by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) and the RAF Flying Clubs' Association (RAFFCA), has helped Charlotte get her aviation career off the ground. Cpl Charlotte Williams was awarded...


Grant gives snowboarding team a lift

15 December 2016

The RAF snowboarding squad pushed their training up a notch as they hit the slopes for a two-week overseas training camp in Austria. The camp, partially funded by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT), provided...


Squadron staff to benefit from additional adventure training

14 December 2016

Leading by example, staff at 261 (Guildford) Squadron will be taking on a variety of adventure training courses, part-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust. Following the £1,200 grant, eight new staff members will be enrolling on a...


JRPSS scholar gets 'over the line' to become a qualified pilot

12 December 2016

Congratulations to Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) scholar, Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) Aaron Garcha who gained his Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) earlier this month. SAC Garcha, based at RAF Akrotiri as an Air Traffic Control Assistant,...


Be part of something spectacular - volunteers needed for Scampton Airshow!

08 December 2016

Organisers of the 2017 Scampton Airshow are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join their team of volunteers to help host Lincolnshire's new event at RAF Scampton. Working alongside the Scampton Airshow team and military...


University Air Squadron gets a handle on bike maintenance

08 December 2016

A team of six from the East Midlands Universities' Air Squadron (EMUAS) had the chance to get their hands dirty when they embarked on a two-day bike maintenance course. Following the purchase of 10 specialised road bikes,...


Cosford runners prove they're tough enough

05 December 2016

Following a £300 grant provided by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT), and additional funding from the RAF Sports Lottery, a group of six runners from RAF Cosford Running Club pushed themselves to the limit as they...


Trust helps air cadets steer to success

25 November 2016

A group of Air Cadets from Newcastle have earned a mechanical engineering qualification aided by a grant from the RAF Charitable Trust. The youngsters, from 2344 (Lonbenton) Squadron, fixed-up an old 1995 Ford Escort to get it through...


RAF Cyclists Don't Tire Easily in Demanding Endurance Challenge

24 November 2016

Last month, nine keen cyclists, known as Team Viribus Audax, put their foot to the pedal as they cycled 1,140 miles, and a total of 60,870ft, in just 24 hours. After months of training,...


Q&A with Airshow Director, Paul Sall

23 November 2016

Paul Sall, Airshow Director, talks to the RAF News about all things Scampton Airshow.


Top-Up Grants Keep Junior Ranks Airborne

21 November 2016

The RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) and The RAF Flying Clubs' Association are delighted to announce that 10 Junior Ranks (JR) personnel have been awarded a Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) top-up grant. The...

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