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As the parent charity of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises (RAFCTE), the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) benefits from the profits of the Royal International Air Tattoo and other events run by RAFCTE.

Since the Trust's creation in 2005, millions in grants have been given to a variety of groups whose projects meet the Trust's objectives.


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In this section....

  • Contact Us
    All the details to get in contact with us
  • Apply for a Grant
    Find details of how to apply for a grant and read our guidance notes
  • News
    All the latest news from the Trust
  • Board and Supporters
    Details of all our Trustees who give their time to support the work of the Trust
  • Awards and Scholarships
    Details of Awards and Scholarships for serving personnel, cadets & members of the wider RAF family

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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