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Grants 2013-14

Beneficiaries of RAFCT 2013-14 grants include:

RAF Cosford No 1 SofTT Trophy for trainee excellence £700
EMUAS Families Day £500
RAF Honington Climbing Wall £10,343.20
RAF Wittering Medical Centre £594.93
RAF Benson Flying Club Equipment £4,808.45
RAF High Wycombe Thrift Shop £900
CUAS Expedition Telemark Eagle £4,000
RAF Linton Tucano Display Team £380
HQ Air CS Deployment Diaries 2 £9,603.60

HQ Air Cadets Sponsorship of Air Cadet Corps Magazine (2014-15) £10,000
1406 (Spalding) Sqn Minibus £10,600
406 (Willesden) Sqn Minibus £7,000
2496 (Cumbernauld) Sqn Minibus £12,000
Sussex Wing Mobile Aircraft Storage £5,591.40
HQ Air Cadets Shooting Equipment £3,500
HQ Air Cadets Flying Scholarships £25,000
HQ Air Cadets VGS Simulators £125,000
HQ Air Cadets Shooting Ranges £24,000

Cadet and RAF Reserve Forces Expeditions PURPOSE AMOUNT
1034 (Surbiton) Sqn Alps 2013, trekking experience £800
218 (Rotherham) Sqn Ardres 2013, multi-activity in France £1,702
1331 (Stowmarket) Sqn Sea to Sky 2013, British Columbia £2,121
S&E Midlands Wing Pyrenees 2013, canoeing and mountaineering £1,976
46F Kensington Sqn Highland Fling 2013, adventure training £848
HQ Air Cadets West Coast Challenge 2014, offshore sailing £790
870 (Dreghorn), 2466 (Loanhead), 1756 (Broxburn), 869 (Penicuik), 383 (Alloa), 38F Sqns ATC DofE Gold Expedition, Austria 2014 £550
56 (Woolwich), 82 (Wandsworth) & 334 (Neath) Sqns DofE Gold Expedition, Welsh Expedition 2014 £1,094
2344 (Longbenton) Sqn Operation Vertex 2014, French Pyrenees £1,600
155 (Maidenhead) Sqn SW Region Alpine Adventure, skiing in Bavaria £1,610
2300 (St Athan) Sqn Norwegian Dragon 2014, trekking £350

Other Beneficiaries PURPOSE AMOUNT
Flying Scholarships for Disabled People 2013 scholarship £7,000
RIAT 2013 Techno Zone £14,000
Cosford Air Show 2014 Families Enclosure £4,500
RAF Museum VC10 Project £40,000



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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