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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 took on 'the toughest event on the planet', Tough Mudder. The team tested their strength, determination and stamina as they battled through the 11-mile obstacle course. Sgt Nicola Tait recalled their experience: "On September 10...

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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