Club Membership

Who can be a Member?

A) Anyone who holds or has held a commission in:

  • The Royal Air Force.
  • The Women’s Auxilliary Air Force and The Women’s Royal Auxilliary Air Force.
  • The Women’s Royal Air Force
  • The Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
  • The Royal Auxiliary Air Forces.
  • The Royal Air Force Reserve and Volunteer Reserve (including VR[T]) forces.
  • Commonwealth or foreign Air Forces.
  • Officers of the Royal Navy or Army serving on an exchange tour of duty with the Royal Air Force for the period of their tour of duty.
  • Present members of the UAS,who have completed their first academic year of study, and all past members of the UAS should be eligible for affiliate membership (*see below) in recognition of the UAS support of the Royal Air Force

B) A widow or widower of a Full Member may apply for full membership in his or her own right. Upon remarriage of such a Widow or Widower, his or her spouse shall be entitled to Associate Membership but shall not be entitled to take over the membership when the "widow or widower" dies.

C) Family Membership: The Board of Trustees is empowered to elect as Family Members siblings, sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters over 18 years of age, who should be proposed by a parent, grandparent (brother or sister in the case of siblings) or legal guardian, who should be a Full Member of the Club of at least 2 years standing and seconded by another Full Member of the Club of at least 2 years standing who is not a relative.

The Board of Trusteess is also empowered to elect as Family Members parents or legal guardians who should be proposed by the son or daughter (who should be a Full Member of the Club of at least 2 years standing) and seconded by another Full Member of at least 2 years standing of the Club who is not a relative.

D) Affiliate Membership is open to those who have filled or are filling appropriate appointments with RAF connections. The Trustees will therefore be looking for individuals with sustained, significant and active involvement, either in current appointment/s or previously. In order to broaden this category of membership, the rule also allows the election of candidates who have been or are actively contributing to promoting the interests of the RAF; again continuing interest and personal involvement in some aspect of the RAF family including, for example, philanthropic activities, work for RAF related charities, sponsorship....

Rules of the Club.

Affiliate Membership is also open to Liverymen of HCAP, Fellows and Companions of the Royal Aeronautical Society, all Air Power Association Members and all "Brevet wearing" Officers of the other Armed Services

E) Associate Membership: Full, Affiliate and Family Members may elect for their spouses or civil partners to become Associate Members, who will also be subject to all the Rules of the Club.

If you are eligible for Membership of the Royal Air Force Club and would like to become a Member, please visit Join the RAF Club. If you need any additional information please contact the RAF Club by telephone: +44 20 7399 1001/2 or email: admin@rafclub.org.uk