Join the Club

Join the Royal Air Force Club and benefit from a ‘home from home’ in central London and a warm welcome from like-minded members in a historic, RAF friendly environment. As a Charity, our charitable aim is to continue to support the Royal Air Force by preserving and fostering the esprit de corps and traditions of the RAF.

 

Why Join?

Celebrating our 100th year in 2018, we combine RAF heritage with a host of excellent modern facilities for relaxing and dining, along with well-priced overnight accommodation. With over 110 bedrooms, a well-equipped Fitness Centre and relaxed public areas, use of the Piccadilly clubhouse can be enjoyed as part of your annual membership.

Work & Play

Benefit from a wonderful Grade II listed building with beautiful banqueting rooms available for private parties and functions and ideal for Squadron events and reunions.  For those interested in using the Club for business or networking, we have meeting rooms available for member hire along with a Library and Business Suite to catch up on work when in town.

Our enviable location, opposite Green Park, means we are also perfectly placed for time outdoors, or for those planning on indulging in a spot of retail therapy, we are also located a mere minutes from all the big names on Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Member Benefits & Club's Overseas

Members also benefit from reciprocal arrangements with quality private members’ clubs around the world, from Europe and the USA to further afield such Asia and Australia - perfect for a city break or long haul trip. 

And if that were not enough, we also offer preferential member rates to over fifty varied social events per year, including high profile guest speaker dinners, informal lunches, receptions, gourmet evenings with the very best of food and wine, West End theatre trips and member excursions. Recent highlights have included Club Dinners with Professor Brian Cox and BBC Broadcaster Frank Gardner, along with an 
exclusive trip to the historic ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ at the Tower of London. 

Family Friendly

We pride ourselves on being family friendly - all well-behaved children are welcome at the Club, with interconnecting and family rooms & kids’ menus on offer to make your stay as easy and comfortable as possible. Children also receive a complimentary welcome pack when staying overnight.

Recently graduated from Cranwell?

To support those joining the Service and at the very beginning of their RAF careers, we offer membership for the first five years' commissioned service following graduation priced at only £5.00 per annum inc vat, which includes all the usual benefits of membership.

Further Information
For further information on becoming an RAF Club member, please contact the Membership Office on 020 7399 1001 or email membership@rafclub.org.uk

Categories of Membership:

Full Membership - Serving & Reserve

Serving Royal Air Force Officers

Full Membership of the Royal Air Force Club is open to serving officers in the Royal Air Force. 

Newly graduated officers are eligible for a subscription of only £5.00 per annum for the first five years’ commissioned service following graduation, with subscription fees then reverting to rank as below. Please complete a Direct Debit Mandate Form along with your application. Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration fee of £17.00.

The annual subscription for 2019 pro-rated from date of joining on a monthly basis to 31 December is as follows:

Air Commodore           £170.00

Group Captain             £143.00

Wing Commander       £118.00

Squadron Leader        £84.00

Flight Lieutenant          £67.00

Flying Officer               £52.50

Pilot Officer                  £43.00

Acting Pilot Officer       £43.00

Serving Officers are also able to take advantage of the following benefit:

Tour of Duty Overnight Stays

In pursuance of its charitable objectives, the Club recognises and supports serving Club members who have deployed on operations (unaccompanied commitment lasting at least four months) by offering discounted accommodation for one stay following return from deployment. Benefit from: 50% reduction on room charge (single, double, family) only for up to three days, one offer per member every three calendar years to be taken within twelve months of returning from the deployment.

Reservations are to be made by the member emailing the reservations department at reservations@rafclub.org.uk. Please note it is not possible to book the tour of duty rate online. Members will need to advise the Club at the time of booking that they wish to take up the ‘Deployed Personnel’ offer.

 

Serving Royal Air Force Reserve Officers

The annual subscription for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December is as follows.
Please complete a Direct Debit Mandate Form along with your application.

Air Commodore           £170.00

Group Captain             £143.00

Wing Commander       £118.00

Squadron Leader        £84.00

Flight Lieutenant          £67.00

Flying Officer               £52.50

Pilot Officer                  £43.00

Acting Pilot Officer       £43.00

If this applies to you, the subscription for the first five years commissioned service following graduation will be £5.00 per year including VAT then will revert to payment by rank as above. 

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration fee of £17.00.

Serving Foreign or Commonwealth Air Force Officers

Full membership is open to Serving Foreign Officers who hold a commission in the Commonwealth or Foreign Air Force. 

The annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. Candidates must include documentary proof.
Please complete a Direct Debit Mandate Form along with your application.

Full Membership - Former Serving Officers

Former Serving Royal Air Force Officers

A candidate for election as a Former Serving Officer will have held a commission in the Royal Air Force. The Former Serving annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.  

Former Serving Foreign or Commonwealth Air Force Officers

The Former Serving annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. Candidates who were previously commissioned in a Commonwealth or foreign air force must include documentary proof. 

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Former Serving Royal Air Force Reserve Officers

A candidate for election as a Former Serving Reserve Officer will have held a commission in the Royal Air Force Reserves.  The Former Serving annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Former Serving Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service Officers

A candidate for election as a Former Serving Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service will have held a commission in the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service. The Former Serving annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Former Serving Women's Royal Air Force or Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force

A candidate for election as a Former-Serving Women's Royal Air Force or Womens' Auxiliary Air Force Member will have held a commission in the Women's Royal Air Force or Womens' Auxiliary Air Force. The Former-Serving annual subscription is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Foreign or Commonwealth Air Force or Officers on Secondment with Joint Forces

A Foreign Serving Member who currently holds a commission in a foreign or commonwealth air force or be serving on secondment with the joint forces will currently pay the equivalent of the Former Serving annual subscription, which is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Officer of the Royal Navy or Army serving on secondment with the Royal Air Force

An Officer of the Royal Navy or Army serving on secondment with the Royal Air Force will currently pay the equivalent of the Former Serving annual subscription, which is £164.00 for 2019 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Affiliate Membership

Open to those who have made or are making a positive contribution to the RAF family.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is open to those who have made or are making a positive contribution to the RAF family. Potential Affiliate Members do not need to have served in the RAF but should have filled or be filling appropriate appointments with RAF connections.

The Trustees are looking for individuals with sustained, significant and active involvement. 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 - this list is by no means exhaustive.

For 2019 there is an entrance fee of £185.00 and the subscription is also £185.00 pro-rated from the date of joining to 31 December. Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots/Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

For 2019 there is an entrance fee of £185.00 and the subscription is £320.00 pro-rated on a monthly basis from the date of joining until 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small admin fee of £17.00.

A flying brevet wearing officer of the Navy or Army

For 2019 there is an entrance fee of £185.00 and the subscription is also £185.00 pro-rated on a monthly basis from the date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00. 

University Air Squadrons

Members of the UAS, who have completed their first academic year of study, and all past members of the UAS are eligible for Affiliate (UAS) membership in recognition of their support to the UAS and the Royal Air Force. The 2019 entrance fee for past UAS members is £185.00, with a subscription of £185.00, pro-rated on a monthly basis to the date of joining.  For current UAS, the 2019 subscription is £20.00 and there is no entrance fee.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00.

Family Membership

Membership for family members of a Full member. Applicable to Children/Grandchilden/Parents/Siblings and Legal Guardians.

 

Family Membership

Family members (Child / Grandchild / Parent / Sibling or Legal Guardian) are eligible to take up membership of the Club from 18 years' old. For 2019 there will be an entrance fee of £175.00 and subscription fee of £175.00, pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration fee of £17.00.

Associate Membership

Membership for spouses and civil partners.

Associate Membership

Associate membership for spouses/civil partners is available for a small administration charge of £17.00 in 2019.
For further information,
 please email membership@rafclub.org.uk or call 020 7399 1001.

Direct Debit Mandate Form

Direct Debit Mandate Form