As part of our continued commitment to the military community, we are working with the RAF Association to show our support and gratitude to the RAF and families. As with all services, the RAF serve to protect the peace and safety we enjoy every day, they sacrifice the normal way of life most people take for granted. When someone in the RAF family needs help, the charity they can turn to is the Royal Air Forces Association.
With thousands of members and volunteers across the UK and further afield, the RAF Association has the network needed for a personal, one-to-one approach. They're there whenever an injured airman is fighting to get back on their feet or the widow of a WWII veteran needs a shoulder to lean on. They're there when a family needs support to stay strong and connected despite the separation that comes with RAF service. They're trusted to work tirelessly to make sure no member of our family ever feels alone or unsupported.
Today, there are over 1.5 million people in the RAF family who are either serving or who have served in the RAF (whether as a regular or reservist) and their spouses, partners or dependent children. Family doesn’t stop there, so for some of the work done by the charity includes parents and close relatives, air-minded youth organisations, contractors and civil servants supporting the RAF as part of the family. You do not need to be a member to receive help.
Just a typical working year for the RAF Association!
In a typical year, these are just some of the ways that the RAF Association helps our servicemen and women, past and present: