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Award encourages University Air Squadrons to think big

18 November 2016

We would like to congratulate the University Air Squadron (UAS) from East Scotland, which became the first squadron to win The Paul Bowen Award, established by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT). The annual award, established in honour of Royal International Air Tattoo co-founder, Paul Bowen, was created to provide enriching opportunities and develop important life skills for UAS by embarking on adventurous expeditions and undertaking leadership training. Grants of £15,000 and £10,000...

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Awards help Secure Bright Engineering Futures

17 November 2016

Five school pupils from across the UK have been awarded RAF Charitable Trust sponsored bursaries that are designed to encourage them towards a career in aerospace engineering. Christopher Light, Callum Henderson, Abhishek Cherukara, Gabriel Littler and Joshua...

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Huge Response Anticipated For Scholarship Scheme

15 November 2016

The RAF Flying Clubs' Association (RAFFCA) has announced that the application window for its Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) 2017 is now open. The Trust sponsored scheme is open to serving RAF Regular...

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Trust gives wings to Microlight Association

11 November 2016

The RAF Charitable Trust has granted more than £29,500 to the RAF Microlight Flying Association towards the purchase of a new Eurostar SL Microlight for the RAF Halton Microlight Club. The new aircraft will replace one...

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Scampton Airshow ticket sales take off!

10 November 2016

Tickets are now on sale for next year's hugely anticipated Scampton Airshow! Lincolnshire's new airshow at RAF Scampton will take place on September 9-10 at the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team...

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What you need to know

10 November 2016

We are delighted to announce that tickets for the first Scampton Airshow are now on sale! Lincolnshire's new airshow at RAF Scampton will take place on September 9-10 at the home of the Royal Air Force...

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RAF Police Go Head-to-Head

08 November 2016

RAFCT Trustee Ian Beresford lent his support and encouragement to the RAF Police Rugby team (RAFPR) recently as they battled it out against the South Wales Police at Cardiff Arms Park. The hard-fought...

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Trust Funds New Squadron Banner

04 November 2016

North Tyneside Air Cadets' preparations for Remembrance Sunday have taken a big step forward thanks to the RAF Charitable Trust. 861 (Wideopen) Squadron intended to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Air Cadet...

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Young Cadet's Dream Takes Flight With Excellence Award

02 November 2016

Seventeen-year-old air cadet Lauren Simms was overwhelmed this week after receiving the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Flying Excellence Award. The award, which represents one of the highest individual honours that can be won...

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RAF Ladies Invited To Get Their Skates On

31 October 2016

Twenty-five RAF ladies from around the country descended on RAF Cosford recently for the first ladies-only ice hockey taster day. The day, which was part-sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust, began with an off-ice...

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Trust Gives RAF Ski Team The Edge

26 October 2016

Last month saw members of the RAF Ski Team return from a training camp in southern Chile where they had been honing their speed skills thanks to support from the RAF Charitable Trust. From...

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Announcement - Farewells and New Faces

06 October 2016

A number of changes to key figures within our organisation have just been announced. We offer an enormous thank you to those who are stepping down for all their contributions to the Trust...

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RAF Charity To Raise Funds With New UK Airshow

14 September 2016

The RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with the Royal Air Force to organise an airshow at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. The announcement follows...

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Silver Lining For Historic RAF Squadron

16 August 2016

Selling off the family silver is one thing, but a distinguished Warwickshire RAF Squadron will soon be polishing theirs again after decades of separation. Over half a century since disbandment saw their precious silverware...

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Trust Scholars Go Solo

06 June 2016

The first two scholars taking part in this year's RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) sponsored Junior Ranks' Pilot Scholar Scheme (JRPSS) have achieved solo standard in record time. Senior Aircraftsmen Aaron Garcha and Stephen Moseley, based at RAF...

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Trust Gives Flying Clubs Keys to New Aircraft

25 May 2016

The RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) officially handed the keys to a brand new state-of-the-art training aircraft to the RAF Flying Clubs Association (RAFFCA) at RAF Halton on Saturday, May 21. The aircraft, a...

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Charity Supports Pioneering Medical Mountaineers in Nepal

27 April 2016

Thirty RAF personnel are currently scaling new heights in the Himalayas on a ground-breaking medical expedition - thanks to funding from the RAF Charitable Trust. RAF service men and women of all ranks have...

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Lady Cricketers Take On Australian Challenge

15 March 2016

HOWZAT? Members of the Royal Air Force Ladies Cricket team have returned home after taking part in a historic Overseas Visit to compete in the inaugural International Armed Forces women's cricket championships in...

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Scheme Sends Junior Ranks Flying High

11 March 2016

More than 20 members of the Junior Ranks based at RAF stations across the UK and Cyprus have been told they are to receive scholarships to learn to fly and achieve solo standard...

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Camels, Deserts, Schools and a Tiger!

02 March 2016

The streets of Newham in East London suddenly look very strange to 15 Air Cadets who have just returned from an expedition to the Thar desert in Rajasthan, India. The RAF Charitable Trust...

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