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Trust Funding Provides Club With 'Bikes For Life'

21 April 2017

Two new Honda motorcycles, purchased following a RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) grant, have ensured that Bondu Rats are geared up for life. The Bondu Rats Motorcycle Club (BRMCC) is known far and wide by the Cypriot community for providing support and help around the island, as well as delivering a safe learning environment for biking enthusiasts. Recognising the poor condition of the 125cc motorcycles being used by the club, RAFCT Trustees approved...

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Scholarship gives cadets' flying experience a boost

19 April 2017

Nine Air Cadets from around the UK have been given the opportunity to increase their flying experience thanks to a new scholarship set up in honour of the RAF Charitable Trust's first Chairman. The inaugural Air Chief...


Aircraft participation is Plane Sailing at new Airshow

12 April 2017

It's a bird...It's a plane...It's a flying boat! Get your cameras at the ready as 'Miss Pick Up', a 74-year-old Catalina, G-PBYA, will be gracing the skies over RAF Scampton this September as part of the Scampton Airshow's...


Tickets are flying for the new Scampton Airshow!

11 April 2017

Visitors will be coming from far and wide on September 9 and 10 to witness the aerial spectacular at RAF Scampton, which will see renowned RAF aerobatic team the Red Arrows performing their trademark combination of...


Grant gives indoor adventure training a leg up

30 March 2017

RAF Honington has unveiled a new bouldering wall as part of its Climbing Centre, part-funded by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. A £7,000 grant was approved by Trustees to help boost opportunities for personnel at...


Coach operator and airshow offer first class service

29 March 2017

Visitors to the Scampton Airshow can kick-back and relax thanks to a convenient new travel service provided by PC Coaches. Making access to the inaugural Scampton Airshow easy for all, organisers have joined forces with PC...


Funding helps cadets scale new heights

28 March 2017

Members of the Air Cadet Organisation's volunteer staff braved the elements and took to the Western Highlands of Scotland to complete a five-day mountaineering and ice climbing expedition, part-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust. The £667 grant for...


Belgian Air Force on board for the Scampton Airshow

20 March 2017

An F-16 fast jet from the Belgian Air Force has become the first international aircraft to be confirmed in the flying display at the inaugural Scampton Airshow in September. The aircraft, which is performing...


Rugby team gives new kit a try

17 March 2017

The RAF Regiment Rugby Union Corps team have kick-started their season with brand new kit, sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust. Players in the newly formed team are hoping to make their mark as they begin...


RAF confirms red skies over Scampton

14 March 2017

The skies above RAF Scampton will be coloured red this September as the legendary Red Arrows are named among the first display aircraft to confirm participation at the inaugural Scampton Airshow, in Lincolnshire. Reinforcing its commitment to...


Rugby forces go head-to-head

09 March 2017

The RAF Police Rugby team (RAFPR) recently travelled to New York to participate in a number of Rugby Sevens high profile fixtures against the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department. As well...


Funding gives simulator new wings

06 March 2017

Visitors to the Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton can experience the thrill of flying with their two feet safely on the ground thanks to impressive new computer technology, part-funded by the RAF Charitable...


Joint Statement by Scampton Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo

03 March 2017

The following is a joint statement by Scampton Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo following publication of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) final report into the Shoreham Airshow tragedy on August 22, 2015. The organisers...


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...


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...

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