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Trust Gives Flying Clubs a Lift

29 April 2016

Getting airborne for members of the RAF Flying Clubs Association (RAFFCA) is set to get a lot easier thanks to its latest acquisition. The association has just taken possession of a Tecnam P2008JC, a state-of-the-art training aircraft, thanks to a grant from the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT). Two members of the RAFFCA, Wg Cdr Justin Helliwell and Flt Lt Chris Hives flew out to the Tecnam...

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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...


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...


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...


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...


Trust Support Ski Team For Championships

09 February 2016

Officially opened on 1 February, more than 300 winter sports participants from the armed forces gathered in Méribel for a week of competitions in this year's Inter Services Snowsport Championships. Congratulations go to Squadron...


Training Grant Is Hockey Team's Icing On The Cake

26 January 2016

Members of the RAF Cosford Stars ice hockey team are celebrating after receiving a £2,000 grant to help with grass roots training. The money, awarded by the RAF Charitable Trust, is already being...


Prize Pupils Collect Design Reward

14 January 2016

Prize pupils at Eastcombe Primary School have been rewarded for their engineering skills with a cheque for £200 for their school. On Wednesday (Jan 13), Year 6 pupils Otto and Elliott were delighted to...


Surrey Wing Gets Set For Paddle Power

11 January 2016

Paddle power is now the order of the day for Surrey Wing cadets, with members of 1349 (Woking) Sqn taking charge of a brand-new fleet of kayaks to be used by the Wing,...


Bluewings Cut A Dash In New Season Kit

06 January 2016

The RAF Bluewings ice hockey team are poised to cut a dash on the ice this season, sporting new kit sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust. The charity agreed to give £1,634.48...


Trust Gets Op SHADER Connected

04 January 2016

The RAF Charitable Trust understands the importance of keeping deployed personnel connected with their loved ones and just before Christmas provided 903 Expeditionary Air Wing with the means to get connected through a...


OP Shader Wins Trust Support

17 December 2015

The RAF Charitable Trust has provided significant support to the personnel deployed with 903 EAW; making improvements to their quality of life and welfare whilst on detachment. 903 EAW and associated Force...


Flying Scheme Back By Popular Demand

16 December 2015

A scheme supported by the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) offering members of the RAF Junior Ranks the opportunity to learn to fly is back by popular demand - and applications are already flooding...


Pre-war Prescott Supports Trust

14 December 2015

For seven months of the year, fans of vintage vehicles can enjoy watching historic cars and bikes taking part in hill climbs at the famous course at Prescott, near Cheltenham. This year saw...


Fund's Seaside Respite Apartments 'Unveiled'

08 December 2015

HRH The Duke of Kent has formally opened two new seaside apartments at Princess Marina House, Rustington, West Sussex for RAF families funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT)...


Cadets Ready To Roam With Transport Of Delight

07 December 2015

Cadets of 485 (Harborne & Quinton) Sqn, in Birmingham, are ready to roam after taking ownership of a new minibus, partly funded by a grant of £6,179 from the RAF Charitable Trust. With the...


Gladys 'Plotting' To Join RAF Concert

02 December 2015

A woman whose statue at the Bentley Priory Museum stands as a memorial to the men and women who worked at Fighter Command HQ during the Battle of Britain will be a special...


Suffolk Town's Triple Whammy Of Aviation Success

24 November 2015

Carlton Colville boasts a parish church dating back to the 13th century, a Site of Special Scientific Interest . . . and a growing reputation as a hotbed of aviation excellence. The small Suffolk...


Cadets Tackle Cornwall Kayak Challenge

10 November 2015

A Team of over 20 cadets plus staff took to the waters in and around Cornwall for Exercise Blue Salt Blade, a challenging nine-day expedition in August partly funded by a grant from...


Top Air Cadet Collects Flying Trophy

10 November 2015

An Air Cadet from Lowestoft, who was presented with a silver trophy at a prestigious RAF concert in London, described winning as one of the best experiences in his life. Cadet Warrant Officer Thomas...

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