On 28th November 2023, The Right Honourable Lord Selkirk of Douglas (James Douglas Hamilton) died in hospital in Edinburgh after a short illness.
On Saturday 2nd September, members of the King’s Volunteer Reserves Medal Association (KVRM), formerly the Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal Association (QVRM), and their partners gathered at Windsor Castle for a very special event.
On 10th September 2023, at All Saints’ Church in Staplehurst, Kent, the Rector, Revd Silke Tetzlaff, officiated at the Parish’s annual Battle of Britain Memorial Service.
On 12th August 2023, Buckingham Palace announced that His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester would succeed Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as Air Commodore-in Chief of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
On 24 July 2023, the Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Richard Knighton, was the Reviewing Officer at a Parade at Royal Air Force Cosford during which he presented 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron with its new Standard.
To commemorate the centenary of the RAuxAF in 2024, Dr Louise Wilkinson and Sqn Ldr Tony Freeman (a Foundation Trustee) have co-authored a book providing an in-depth account of the Force’s history since its founding in 1924 up to the present day.
On 24 June 2023, Sir Charles Bowman, the Representative Lord Mayor of the City of London, presented 600 (City of London) Squadron with its Standard at at the Squadron’s base at Royal Air Force Northolt.
Three members of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force received awards in he King’s Birthday Honours List:
The RAuxAF Foundation held its annual Memorial Service at the National Memorial Arboretum on 21st June.
A Battle of Britain class steam locomotive adopted the nameplate ‘Royal Auxiliary Air Force’ at an unveiling service held at the Nene Valley Railway on 27 May 2023.