The Royal Air Forces Association is committed to providing confidential, professional and fair services to members of the wider RAF family from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran and their families. On-going training and support for welfare volunteers and staff ensures services are consistent and of the highest possible standard. All will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

The kind of welfare support provided by the RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and respite care breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty. Simply, we are here to make sure that members of the RAF Family past and present are never left alone or in need.

How we help the RAF Family...

The RAF Association is here to help the whole Royal Air Force family, providing friendship, help and support to current and former members of the RAF and their dependants.

You do not need to be a member to receive our help. It is estimated that there are around 2.4 million ex-service people, some 33,000 currently in uniform and an increasing number of reserve forces. This group, their families, dependants under 18 years old and dependants with a disability over 18 years old are all eligible for assistance from the RAF Association.

The Apollo Branch have two trained and qualified Welfare Officers with over sixty years experience, both are qualified SSAFA caseworkers. However, they are not clairvoyants and do require cases to be referred to them before they can assist. All cases are handled in the strictest confidence and subject to the data protection act.

Should you feel that you would like to talk to someone, in confidence, about a welfare matter, then please contact Mr Mike Gerard, who is our Senior Welfare Officer, on (00357) 99967697.

Wheel Chairs (a 20 non-refundable deposit plus 10 per month is required), Crutches, a Zimmer Frame and a Bath seat are available, free of charge, on request.