Welcome to the Royal Air Forces Association

Morecambe and Lancaster Branch 300

Charity Registration No: 1072421

Rated a Category 'A' Branch in the Northern Area.

70 years since formation - December 1944.

100 years since start of First World War.

Only six minutes of peace in the World since VE Day: 

an indictment of world leaders.

North West provides consistently 25% of RAF recruits.


Royal Air Forces Association

Our Branch provides a network of friendship, help and support to its members.

We have been attempting to improve our relationships with local Air Cadet Squadrons.  The generation gap remains a problem, but we aim to support them as and when we can: click here for more information on Air Cadets.

Membership

Click here

for RAFA Membership details.

Anyone who sympathises with our aims of friendship, help and support within an ethos of cordiality and concern for each other is most welcome to join us: we have members from other defence services and those without any service experience, and they provide an invaluable contribution by broadening our horizons.

By joining our local RAFA Branch you can:

Attend our social events, including interesting speakers and trips.

Maintain contact with locally like-minded people, including ex-RAF, ex-National Service and ex-Air Cadets.

Help our young and not-so-young people.

Remember the fallen and help the broken.

 

Who can join:

Serving RAF personnel: Full Ordinary membership :click here.

Air Cadet Officers, Warrant Officers, SNCOs, Civilian Instructors: Full Ordinary membership.

Ex-RAF personnel: Full Ordinary membership.

Members of Service or ex-Service or ex-National Service RAF personnel and their families or non-service people with little to no RAF experience: Full Associate membership: click here. or Branch Associate membership, email our Branch Secretary - see Contact Us.

RAFA Youth Membership has been formed for Air Cadets, CCF(RAF), GVCAC, Air Scouts and Air Explorer Scouts: ages 13 to 17: contact our Branch Secretary for more information about this exciting RAFA development - see Contact Us.

Junior Branch Membership - free for any young person of ages 13 to 17 whose parent, grandparent, carer or guardian is a member of our Branch, for more information -  Contact Us. RAFA Youth Members require a free Junior Branch Membership in order to participate in our activities.

Meetings (All our talks are open to members and non-members, and are FREE!)

We meet at:

The Headway Hotel in Morecambe for lunch at 12 noon and for our speaking event at 1.45pm every second Tuesday during the year.

Bare Village Club in Morecambe for evening get together and for our evening speaking event at 7.30pm every fourth Tuesday from April to September during the year.

For further information - Contact Us.

Spiritual Needs

We have close links to St Barnabas Parish Church, Morecambe where we assemble for Armed Forces Day and Battle of Britain Day Services each year and where we have opportunities for social events in the parish hall. The parish priest is also Chaplain of our branch and Padre to the local Air Cadet 455 Squadron. He takes care of our spiritual needs, including supporting bereavement and honouring our past members - Contact Us.

Welfare

Currently we don't have a Welfare Officer, and to compensate our area has been divided into clusters for which a Branch member has volunteered to be a contact for members within their cluster area. If you want to participate in this scheme of being able to be in touch with a Contact Member locally please contact us. On the other hand you may require more professional help, then to find out more please click here: RAFA Advice and Support

Please do pass the address of this website on to many others, including members of your family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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