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Grant helps students soar

23 October 2017

Funding from the RAF Charitable Trust will support RAF Cosford Wrekin Gliding Club to provide 15 gliding bursaries for the 2017/18 gliding season. Personnel from phase two training courses up to the rank of corporal are eligible to benefit from the bursary which is designed to inspire airmanship whilst also encouraging team work and physical fitness. The grant, totalling £3037 will give students easy access to...

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Lauren's PPL dream comes true!

19 October 2017

Congratulations to Lauren Simms, last year's recipient of the RAF Charitable Trust Flying Excellence Award, who this month achieved her Private Pilot's Licence. As part of her award, Lauren, a member of 992 (Malmesbury)...


New airshow lands seasoned commentators

23 June 2017

Organisers of one of Lincolnshire's most eagerly anticipated new events have bagged two familiar voices from the aviation scene to welcome spectators and guide them through the jam-packed programme of the inaugural Scampton Airshow. Ben Dunnell...


Grant helps team take another shot at title

11 May 2017

Trust funding has triggered RAF Cosford's Field Gun Crew's (FGC) 12th year competing in the annual Royal Navy 'Brickwoods' Field Gun competition. Ahead of the prestigious competition, held at HMS Collingwood on June 3, the RAF...


More International Participation Confirmed for Scampton Airshow

02 May 2017

Giving the already impressive line-up a further international flavour, the French Alpha Jet solo display team has confirmed their participation at Scampton Airshow this September. Currently the Alpha Jet's only scheduled UK display date, those...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...

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