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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 aviation charity, The Jon Egging Trust, supported by the LAS over the next 12 months. Both charities will have the opportunity to promote their work at events taking place at the Lincolnshire Showground throughout...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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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Scholarship helps Charlotte's flying career take-off

19 December 2016

A flying scholarship, awarded by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) and the RAF Flying Clubs' Association (RAFFCA), has helped Charlotte get her aviation career off the ground. Cpl Charlotte Williams was awarded...

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Grant gives snowboarding team a lift

15 December 2016

The RAF snowboarding squad pushed their training up a notch as they hit the slopes for a two-week overseas training camp in Austria. The camp, partially funded by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT), provided...

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Squadron staff to benefit from additional adventure training

14 December 2016

Leading by example, staff at 261 (Guildford) Squadron will be taking on a variety of adventure training courses, part-funded by the RAF Charitable Trust. Following the £1,200 grant, eight new staff members will be enrolling on a...

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JRPSS scholar gets 'over the line' to become a qualified pilot

12 December 2016

Congratulations to Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) scholar, Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) Aaron Garcha who gained his Private Pilot's Licence (PPL) earlier this month. SAC Garcha, based at RAF Akrotiri as an Air Traffic Control Assistant,...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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