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Funding helps club get riders back in the saddle

24 February 2017

Thanks to a £255 grant provided by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, the RAFHigh Wycombe Saddle Club has purchased new uniforms for its recently-formed, competitive team. The award was approved by Trustees to add to the team spirit and reinforce the professionalism of its members when riding at key events. It will fund new jackets and polo shirts for its 20 members. The RAF High Wycombe Saddle Club holds riding lessons...

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Global Security Company throws its weight behind new airshow

24 February 2017

Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company, pledged its support to the new Scampton Airshow earlier this month with an agreement to become the show's Title Sponsor. The Scampton Airshow, held at the home of...


Chief's 'Light' Blue Sky Thinking Helps Trust Reach Milestone

20 February 2017

A suggestion from Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, that Junior Ranks (JRs) based at RAF Odiham should approach the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) for support for their welfare facility...


Funding challenges cadets to reach new heights

17 February 2017

Cadets from Norfolk and Suffolk Wing Air Training Corps got a taste of adventure as they took on the Cairngorms mountain range in the East of Scotland. The group of 65 cadets, accompanied by 23 Royal Auxiliary...


Squadron's Tea Bar Makeover Will Benefit Many

15 February 2017

Thanks largely to the RAF Charitable Trust, a University of Birmingham Air Squadron (UBAS) tea bar and rest area at RAF Cosford has been given a long overdue makeover. A grant of £4,500 has enabled the...


And the JRPSS Class of 2017 are...

13 February 2017

RAF Flying Clubs' Association ( RAFFCA) and the RAF Charitable Trust ( RAFCT) are delighted to announce that the following 30 personnel have been selected to undertake the Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme...


New canoes make a splash with cadets

10 February 2017

A £5,000 grant from the RAF Charitable Trust has ensured that adventurous cadets in Surrey won't be left 'up the creek without a paddle'. Inspired by the popularity of their kayaks, which were funded...


Team kicks-off their first fixture in style

08 February 2017

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust has provided nearly £500 of funding to the RAF Regiment Football Club to help player's kick-start their training in style. Ensuring players were dressed for the occasion, the grant subsidised...


Air Cadets Embark Upon African Adventure

06 February 2017

Air Cadets from the West Midlands will be taking a 'walk on the wild side' as they embark upon a once-in-a-lifetime trek through the Drakensberg Mountains. The expedition, part-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT), will take...


Trust awards pupils for 'egg'cellent engineering challenge

03 February 2017

Inspiring the next generation of engineers, the RAF Charitable Trust has presented two talented youngsters with this year's Junior Engineer Challenge Award. North Cerney CofE Primary Academy pupils, Olivia Goodwin and Lucy Dennis, both aged 11, have been...


RAF bands play to the tune of the Trust

01 February 2017

A special charity concert in aid of the RAF Charitable Trust and the Motor Neurone Disease Association will be held a Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday February25. The concert, performed by Royal Air Force musicians, will feature over...


Kart Club steps training up a gear

30 January 2017

Apprentices at Cosford Kart Club are on-track to complete their first go-kart refurbishment project. The trainee club members are putting their engineering skills to the test following funding from the RAF Charitable Trust, awarded...


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...


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...

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