The RAF Association (RAFA) is a membership organisation of serving and former members of the Royal Air Force, their families and dependents and all those supporting the aims of the Association.
The Branch would welcome more ex RAF personnel and people who would be interested in supporting the Branch in attending social events or assisting with collections in various locations. The Branch now covers from Seaham in the North to Whitby in the south excluding Stockton
Need Help, Advice or Support?
You do not need to be a member to receive our help. It is estimated that there are around 2.4 million ex-service people, some 33,000 currently in uniform and an increasing number of reserve forces. This group, their families, dependants under 18 years old and dependants with a disability over 18 years old are all eligible for assistance from the RAF Association.
With a UK-wide caseworker network of over 540 volunteer Honorary Welfare Officers undertaking almost 13,000 welfare visits annually, help ranges from simply providing conversation and friendship to preparing and submitting application forms for financial assistance.
We support the whole Air Force family, providing welfare and care to all serving and former members of The Royal Air Force and their dependents. Our network of Honorary Welfare Officers, supported by Area Welfare Officers and a Welfare Department at CHQ provide support and friendship and, where appropriate, can also “signpost” you to other agencies for assistance
Wings Appeal 2024 Branch Merchandise
A big thank you to all who supported Wings Appeal 2023 the Branch did not set a target and on the closure of of Wings Appeal 2023 we raised sum of £5113. The Branch Chairman and committee would like to thank everybody who supported us. Special thanks must go to our Wings Appeal Co-ordinator Mr David Stacey who has worked tirelessly to try to raise funds for the Appeal.
Wings Appeal 2024 can now start. The Branch would appreciate volunteers to assist in collections in the future. A couple of hours assisting collections would be very much appreciated
We are also asking Branch Members to assist in raising money to order Branch Wings Appeal Merchandise. We have a Wings Appeal merchandise available for those little 'Thank You' gifts, stocking fillers and birthday presents Just Click on the Button below for details
Make a Donation Online Now
Making a donation on-line is the most efficient way to support the Association as it saves time and money. The gift of a donation through our online facility is not only secure but if you are a UK taxpayer an additional 20% tax bonus will be added to your donation at no cost to you
Because of the OLd Durhams Closing at 8:00 pm on a Monday Evening as a trial We have decided to hold the meeting at our normal location the Olde Durhams Social club on the second Monday of the Month starting at 06:30 pm this will be combined with a social so all members who come will also be part of the committee meeting.