100 Years of Royal Air Force Club History

2018 marks the centenary year of the Royal Air Force and its very own ‘home from home’, the Royal Air Force Club.

Located in London’s Mayfair, the Royal Air Force Club offers luxurious and peaceful surroundings to serving and former officers of the RAF and Allied Air Forces.

Founded in 1918 and opening its doors in 1922, the Club’s elegant interior has been enhanced to its present high standard. With striking aviation artwork lining the walls, eye-catching stained glass window and the unique squadron badge corridor, a truly fascinating history is brought to life.

Join us in our centenary year and experience a unique setting, impeccable service and the warmest of welcomes.


Membership offers a whole host of benefits, including use of the Grade II listed Club in central London, accommodation, exceptional dining and seven elegant private banqueting rooms, perfect for reunions and celebrations. With a unique RAF history intertwined through tales of heroism, innovation and exploration, the RAF Club is the RAF Officers club of choice.

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Club History

No 128 and The Birth of the RAF Club: In October 1918, the first Viscount Cowdray, President of the Air Board, sent a letter outlining his practical support for the establishment of an RAF Club to the then Chairman of the Royal Flying Corps Club, Sir Sefton Brancker. Enclosed was a cheque for £100,000 “…sufficient to ensure a permanent Club House worthy of the airmen and of their ‘brilliant and superlative heroic work.’”

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