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.

North West provides consistently 25% of RAF recruits

You will be most welcome:

 

Royal Air Forces Association

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

There are some 60,000 RAF veterans in the North West; please join your colleagues in RAFA to help each other and those still serving; we must not isolate ourselves from each other to whom we owe a lot: PLEASE DO JOIN US!

We have good 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 activities.

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 and wives or partners: Full Ordinary membership :click here.

Air Cadet Officers, Warrant Officers, SNCOs and Air Cadets age 18+Full Ordinary membership. 

Civilian Instructors, Welfare Committee  Members and spouses and Air Cadet parents: Full Associate Membership

Ex-RAF and Air Cadet personnel: Full Ordinary membership.

Members of other Services or ex-Services or ex-National Services personnel and their families or non-service people with little to no RAF experience: Full Associate membership: click here.

RAFA Youth Membership has been formed for Air Cadets, CCF(RAF), GVCAC, Air Scouts, Air Explorer Scouts: and any other airminded young people, ages 12 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 12 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 events 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.

Regent Park Pavilion in Morecambe  for our evening speaking events at 7.30pm on every fourth Tuesday from April to September during the year.

We also use the Regent Park Pavilion at 7 pm on the first Saturday of each month for social meetings of members and other serving or ex-serving personnel and their families: here and at our speaker meetings you can meet and converse with people you have never met before, but who share an experience and interest that shaped our lives.

For further information - Contact Us.

Spiritual Needs

We have close links to St Barnabas Parish Church, Morecambe where we assemble for Battle of Britain Day Services and our Branch Concert each year; where we have also opportunities for social events in the parish hall.  If you require the help of a chaplain please contact the Secretary

Should a RAFA funeral drape be required the deceased must have been a member of RAF or RAFA: in these circumstances please contact the Branch Welfare Officer so that arrangements may be made with the Funeral Director concerned.

Welfare

Our Welfare Officer is David Hodgson Tel: 07446 617608 Email: davidhodgson19@icloud.com or

 davidhodgson19@btinternet.com

To support our Welfare Officer our area is 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 your local Contact Member locally please contact us. If on the other hand you require more professional help, then contact David.

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

 
 

 

 

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