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.

Registered Charity 1108295
Royal Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Why Join?

The RAF Club combines 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 Business Suite and relaxed public areas, use of the Piccadilly clubhouse can be enjoyed as part of your annual membership.

Serving and Former Serving Officers do not require a proposer or seconder to become members of the Club - simply fill out and return the relevent application form and we will do the rest. Fees are based on rank for Serving Officers and start from only £45.00 per annum at Pilot Officer rank.



NEW FOR 2021: Serving Officer Membership Taster’ 
Interested in joining the Club, but would like to experience the facilities and service first-hand. Benefit from our £99.00 overnight stay ‘Serving Officer Membership Taster’ rate. For further information and to book your 'trial stay', please contact membership@rafclub.org.uk or call 020 7399 1001.

Please note this introductory rate permits a one night stay by the named Serving Officer, and cannot be used more than once. All Serving Officers taking advantage of this rate will be invited to visit the Membership Department during their stay and supplied with a membership form application. 

Membership Subscription Rates 2021

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 £12.00 per annum inc. VAT for 2021, which includes all the usual benefits of membership.

For further information on becoming an RAF Club member, please contact the Membership Office on 020 7399 1002/84 or email membership@rafclub.org.uk

For Business or Leisure...

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 Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Member Benefits & Clubs Overseas

Members can also take advantage of 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. 

Other benefits include a 50% discount on accommodation following a tour of duty overseas - learn more and a complimentary celebratory investiture lunch.

And if that were not enough, we also offer preferential member rates to events throughout the year, including high profile guest speaker dinners, and 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. 

For all the family...

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.

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 £12.00 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 priced at £23.00 for 2021.

The annual subscription for 2021 pro-rated from date of joining on a monthly basis to 31 December is as follows:

Air Commodore           £175.00

Group Captain             £147.00

Wing Commander       £121.00

Squadron Leader        £86.00

Flight Lieutenant         £69.00

Flying Officer               £54.00

Pilot Officer                  £45.00

Acting Pilot Officer      £45.00

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 2021 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           £175.00

Group Captain             £147.00

Wing Commander       £121.00

Squadron Leader        £86.00

Flight Lieutenant         £69.00

Flying Officer               £54.00

Pilot Officer                  £45.00

Acting Pilot Officer      £45.00

If this applies to you, the subscription for the first five years commissioned service following graduation will be £12.00 per year including VAT then will revert to payment by rank as above. 

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021.

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 £170.00 for 2021 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.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

Former Serving Foreign or Commonwealth Air Force Officers

The Former Serving annual subscription is £170.00 for 2021 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 or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2020. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 £170.00 for 2021 pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December. Documentary proof of secondment is required with application.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 2021 there is an entrance fee of £230.00 and the subscription is also £230.00 pro-rated from the date of joining to 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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

For 2021 there is an entrance fee of £230.00 and the subscription is £400.00 pro-rated on a monthly basis from the date of joining until 31 December. 

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

A flying brevet wearing officer of the Navy or Army

For 2021 there is an entrance fee of £230.00 and the subscription is also £230.00 pro-rated on a monthly basis from the date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

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 2021 entrance fee for past UAS members is £230.00, with a subscription of £230.00, pro-rated on a monthly basis to the date of joining.  For current UAS, the 2021 subscription is £20.00 and there is no entrance fee.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

Family Membership

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

 

Family Membership

Family members (Child / Grandchild / Parent / Sibling / Niece/ Nephew or Legal Guardian) are eligible to take up membership of the Club from 18 years' old. For 2021 there will be an entrance fee of £200.00 and subscription fee of £200.00, pro-rated on a monthly basis from date of joining to 31 December.

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021. 

Associate Membership

Membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners.

Associate Membership

Associate membership for spouses, civil or unmarried partners is available priced at £23.00 for 2021.

For further information, please email membership@rafclub.org.uk or call 020 7399 1001.

Direct Debit Mandate Form

Direct Debit Mandate Form