This new anthology is a partnership between the Royal Air Force Club and BAE Systems to bring together the art collections of both, celebrating not only the centenary of the RAF, but also that of the RAF Club.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the famous Dam Busters raid, portraits of all 133 participating airmen by artist Dan Llywelyn Hall were unveiled earlier this year in a moving ceremony at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.
The Club continued its centenary year celebrations with our ‘Back to the 1920s’ Centenary Summer Ball on Saturday 28 July. We celebrated with members and guests as the Club transformed into the 1920s party of the summer.
On 10 July 2018, 100 days after its 100th birthday, the Royal Air Force celebrated its centenary year with an incredible parade and flypast over London.
It was with great sorrow that we learnt of the death of Mary Ellis, one of the last remaining pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, who died on 24 July 2018 aged 101.
The Centenary programme planned by the Events Committee got off to an unforgettable start on 13th February, with Orla Guerin as the first guest speaker in a remarkable year.
Longstanding member, Club Trustee and Chairman of the Arts Committee, Wg Cdr Michael Gilbert co-authored the definitive account of the Club’s history ‘128’ The Story of the Royal Air Force Club in 2004.
To fully understand the importance of the Club over the past 100 years, one must only look to the rich experiences of its incredible members. Men and women, many of whom have become part of the fabric of 128 Piccadilly, since its formation in 1918.
The Club is delighted to announce that we have been ranked the 30th Best Not for Profit Organisation to work for in the UK 2018.