- Royal Air Forces Association
The Royal Air Forces Association, more often known as RAF Association, or simply RAFA, is a UK-based
charitable organizationwhich provides care and support to serving and retired members of the "Royal Air Forces" (that is, Air Forces of the British Commonwealth) and their dependants.
There are currently 504 branches of the RAFA across the UK with a membership of 79,000 in the UK and abroad.
Money needed for their
charitywork comes from several places, including the RAFA's own " Wings Appeal" which raises circa £2 million annually.
RAFA provides 5 flying
scholarships for members of the Air Training Corpsand Girls Venture Corps Air Cadets[http://www.rafa.org.uk/scholarships-flyingscholarships.asp] , each year. These scholarships are provided as a thank you to members of the Air Training Corps & GVCAC for the support they give to the Association in helping to raise funds for the Wings Appeal.
The RAFA also runs a website purely for the single service Air Forces to search for comrades - whether they are serving or ex-serving personnel, this is a free service to all RAFA members.
* [http://www.rafa.org.uk/ RAFA homepage]
* [http://www.raf-comrade-contact.co.uk RAFA Comrade Contact site]
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