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Grants 2011-12

Beneficiaries of RAFCT grants for 2011-12 include:

RAF Halton Microlight Aircraft for AEF's £29,000
Spitfire Choir 2 year Sponsorship deal £21,746
RAF Odiham

18/27 Sqn Tea Bar Refurbishment
Netball Team Overseas Tour


HQ Air (CS) Deployment Diaries Sponsorship for 4+ yr olds £8098
RAF Brize Norton Exercise Scapa Explorer £3,000
HQ Air (CS) Welcome Packs for RCDM Selly Oak £5,263
HQ Air (CS) Talking Tins Initiative £18,679
GR4 Tornado Demo Team New Jackets £360


Ulysses Trust and
other Expeditions
2443 (Okehampton) Sqn
Essex Wing; 633 Sqn; 2511/228 Sqn
1034 (Surbiton) Sqn
Kent Wing
2227 (Mid Gwendraeth) Sqn
London Wing
HQ Air Cadets Auto Belay Devices for MCT's £16,632
119 (Scunthorpe) Sqn Mailly-Le-Camp Trip £2,500
NI Wing ATC Travel to RIAT £3,000
197 (Devonport) Sqn Air Rifles £725
1374 (East Barnet) Sqn Purchase of Box Trailer £2,775
2527 (Lanswood) Sqn Climbing Equipment £654
1237 (North Hykeham) Sqn Purchase of Sqn Vehicle £10,500
1182 (Shepton Mallet) Sqn Purchase of Minibus £9,000
347 (Dudley) Sqn Purchase of Projection Equipment £2,000
1483 (Brentwood) Sqn Purchase of Minibus £4,400

Other Beneficiaries PURPOSE AMOUNT
Flying Scholarship for the Disabled 2011 plus 1 week scholarship £11,813
RAFBF Dwelling Conversion Shenstone House £30,000
RAF Museum Refurbishment of Aeronauts Exhibits £25,000
Imagineering Foundation RIAT 2011 £12,000
Battle of Britain Historical Society Film Project £5,000
Girls Venture Corps Gliding
Transport for Activities
Aviation Camp & Air Experience Flights

Not all of the money raised through the activities of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE) is gifted to the Trust. The RAFCTE's Board of Directors wish to create a firm financial footing to assure the company's long term future. For this reason, and with the support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a modest amount is retained each year to protect against unforeseen contingencies.

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