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New Chairman for RAFCT

04 June 2020

Today Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson has handed over Chairmanship of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust to...

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Tornado Man Named as New Chairman

28 January 2020

The RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) has announced that Air Marshal Philip Osborn will succeed Air Marshal Sir Kevin...

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Young Engineers Receive Trust Boost

13 December 2019

Five secondary school pupils have been given a boost to their studies after receiving engineering scholarships funded by...

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RAF Concert Tickets on Sale

25 November 2019

Tickets are now on sale for two special Royal Air Force concerts we're organising in London and Birmingham...

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Chad Flies High After Scooping Top Award

01 November 2019

A 19-year-old from Yateley in Hampshire, who dreams of becoming a fast jet pilot has received the highest award...

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Sean Reaches New Heights for the Trust

19 September 2019

Inspirational RAF veteran Sean Allerton has scaled the 'top of London' in a wheelchair - raising funds for a number...

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Successful Scholars End on a High

23 August 2019

A busy stage of training for three ACM Sir Mike Knight Flying Scholarship award winners was rounded off...

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Flying Scholar Pays Tribute to WW2 RAF Relative

27 June 2019

A young flying scholar has paid tribute to her relative John Hopkinson Bracewell DFC in memory of his time...

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Flying Scholars Cycle 100 Miles Raising Money For Trust

14 June 2019

Two Junior Ranks have cycled 100 miles, raising £500 in the process to thank the RAF Charitable Trust for awarding...

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Nine Cadets Recognised for their Outstanding Flying Capabilities

05 June 2019

Nine talented air cadets* have been recognised for their outstanding flying potential; receiving the prestigious Sir Michael Knight Pilot Scholarship...

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Trust Makes Veteran's Spirit Soar

16 May 2019

RAF veteran Jonny Harvey has been sponsored by the RAF Charitable Trust to be one of eleven scholars in...

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RAF Brize Norton 'Bowled' Over by Trust Donation

24 April 2019

The RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) has granted £9,680 to RAF Brize Norton's Astra Bowl-the largest bowling alley in the...

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Trust Welcomes New Trustees

12 April 2019

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust is delighted to welcome three new members to its board of trustees. Raj...

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Junior Ranks Awarded Prestigious Flying Scholarships

01 March 2019

Thirty* Junior Ranks from across the country are soaring into the weekend on a high, after hearing the news...

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RAF Charitable Trust Inspires the Next Generation of Engineers

18 December 2018

10 Sixth-form students from across the country have been awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship, run by the Smallpeice Trust,...

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Applications Open For Flying Scholarship Scheme

03 December 2018

A hugely popular scholarship scheme, offering thirty members of the RAF's Junior Ranks an incredible opportunity to learn to...

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RAF Charitable Trust Nominated For Film Award

08 November 2018

A film that showcases the RAF Charitable Trust's Junior Ranks Pilot Scholarship Scheme (JRPSS) has been nominated for the...

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Flying Excellence Trophy Leaves Cadet Feeling Sky-High

02 November 2018

Talented Cadet Paul Stephenson (20) has been awarded the prestigious Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Flying Excellence Trophy and £5,000...

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JRPSS Scholars Feeling Sky High from Top-Up Grant

18 October 2018

Ten RAF personnel have been awarded top-up grants from the RAF Charitable Trust so that they can continue the...

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Trust-backed Scholars Awarded at RAFAC Awards Day

01 August 2018

Nine air cadets* have received a shared grant of £90,000 from the RAF Charitable Trust, enabling them to complete...

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“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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