Welfare & Wings Break

The welfare support provided by the RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and much-needed breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty.  In a typical year, these are just some of the ways the Association helps Servicemen and women, past and present.

Over 60,500 members offering friendship and support.

Network of over 540 welfare officers make over 100,000 welfare contacts.

Helping to secure more than £200,000 in pension and compensation claims for those facing financial hardship.

Provide much needed breaks for around 2,800 people through the Wings Breaks.

Giving 2,500 separated RAF families the chance to enjoy quality time together.

Assisting around 50 RAF veterans or their widows/widowers to lead safe, independent lives in our sheltered and supported housing.

Through the RAF Families Federation the Association gives RAF personnel and their families the chance to influence future policy. The Association distributes more than £1.2 million in welfare grants to serving and ex-serving personnel.

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