Over 100 Years of Royal Air Force Club History

Located in London’s Mayfair, overlooking Green Park, the Royal Air Force Club offers luxurious and peaceful surroundings and a ‘home from home' 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. 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.

With striking aviation artwork lining the walls, eye-catching stained glass windows and the unique squadron badge corridor, a truly fascinating history is brought to life at 128 Piccadilly. Visit the Club 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 clubhouse in central London, accommodation, business suite and fitness centre, exceptional dining and private meeting and 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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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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