Kevin Hamilton-Sturdy

Warrant Officer Kevin Hamilton-Sturdy  607 (County of Durham) Squadron   Kevin Hamilton-Sturdy came from Northern Ireland and joined the Royal [...]

Locomotive Nameplate

A Battle of Britain class steam locomotive adopted the nameplate 'Royal Auxiliary Air Force' at an unveiling service held at [...]

Evacuation from Sudan

During the last two weeks of  April 2023, 35 RAuxAF  personnel from 4624 (County of Oxford) Squadron provided specialist air [...]

Honorary Air Commodores’ Conference

Almost all RAuxAF Sqns and Units  have an Honorary Air Commodore (HAC).  Most HACs are are prominent figures in civilian [...]

Coronation Garden Party

The Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation was delighted to have been invited to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III  [...]

KVRM Dinner 2023

The King’s Volunteer Reserves Medal Association held its Annual Dinner on 24th March at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, London. The [...]

Force Awards – 2022

.The Royal Auxiliary Air Force awards for 2022 have recently been announced. Details are as follows:   Ser. Trophy / [...]

502 Squadron Nurse Awarded Top Honour

Squadron Leader Mary B O'Neill of 502 (Ulster) Squadron has been awarded the prestigious King's Volunteer Reservist Medal in the [...]

Commemorative Tree

On the 29th October 2022, the Queens’s Volunteer Reserves Medal Association (QVRM) planted and dedicated a Copper Beech in Windsor [...]

Treasured Links

The Royal Auxiliary Air Force enjoyed a long and much valued association with Her Majesty beginning in June 1951 […]

Farewell to The Air Commodore-in-Chief

The Royal Auxiliary Air Force and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation were greatly saddened to receive the news that [...]

602 Squadron Receives New Standard

On 19th August 2022, No 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force was presented with a new Standard [...]

601 Squadron Receives New Standard

In 1954, in recognition of its outstanding peacetime and wartime service since its formation in 1925, 601 (County of London) [...]

RAuxAF Foundation Memorial and Stone Dedication Service 2022

On 22 June, Reserve Forces Day,  RAuxAF Trustees hosted a RAuxAF Memorial and Memorial Stones Dedication Service at the National [...]

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022

In this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list, Wing Commander Howard Leader RAuxAF and Squadron Leader Mike Cairns RAuxAF, both from [...]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the Foundation's Chairman has sent, on behalf of Trustees, a message of Loyal Greetings [...]

Commandant General Attends QVRM Dinner

The Commandant General of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Ranald Munro, was the principal guest at the annual [...]

RAuxAF Officer Receives Two Accolades in One Day

  On 30th September, Flight Lieutenant Amy Casey, a serving RAuxAF officer on 7644 Public Relations Squadron, received well-deserved accolades [...]

Tribute to Heroic Airman

In November, 2020, Wing Commander Stuart Talton, Deputy Inspector RAuxAF, read in his local Lincolnshire paper that Spalding Council intended [...]

Grandsons of Battle of Britain fighter ace visit his old Squadron

Giles and Tim Carbury never knew their grandfather, Brian Carbury DFC*, who died in 1961.   However, they always wanted to [...]

610 Sqn Plaque Dedication

At a moving service held in Chester Cathedral on Friday 6 August a beautiful bronze plaque was dedicated in memory of the 79 [...]

Obituary – Sir Michael Oswald GCVO

The death has been announced of Sir Michael Oswald GCVO aged 86. Sir Michael was appointed Honorary Air Commodore (HAC) [...]

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The RAuxAF Foundation Trustees were greatly saddened to receive the news that HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had died […]

New Trustee

The Foundation Trustees are delighted to welcome Warrant Officer Shobha Earl as a new Trustee. Shobha has a wealth of […]

Air Vice-Marshal BH (Barry) Newton

It was with great sadness that we received the news that Air Vice-Marshal BH (Barry) Newton had passed away at [...]

The Kipper Patrol

During the war, 608 (North Riding) Squadron was part of Coastal Command flying principally Ansons, Hudsons and latterly Mosquitos. A […]

Moving Video

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020, Warrant Officer John Webster, a serving [...]

Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE

On 7 May 2020, Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark DFM AE passed away at the age of 101. He was a [...]

Group Captain ‘Robbie’ Robins

It was with great regret that the Foundation learned that Group Captain ‘Robbie’ Robins, a father-figure of the Royal Auxiliary […]

Wing Commander Donald Perrens

A former wartime Spitfire pilot in the Royal Air Force and, after the war, as a member of the Royal […]

Wing Commander Paul Farnes

Wing Commander Paul Farnes,  a member of 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron and the last surviving ‘Ace’ of  the Battle […]

Ely Cathedral Parade

The Standard of 2623 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment was paraded into Ely Cathedral on 16 January 2020 for […]

RAuxAF Annual Trophy Awards– 2019

The Robins Efficiency Trophy: Awarded Annually to the RAuxAF unit adjudged to have done the most to improve the good name [...]

Squadron Leader Bill Brodie

Squadron Leader Bill Brodie, a  pilot who began his Service career with 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron in March 1934, [...]

Ceremony Marks 95 Years of RAuxAF

RESERVISTS gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark 95 years since the founding of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. [...]

New Commandant-General

AVM RIT Munro was appointed as the new Commandant-General of the RAuxAF on 23 Sep 19.

Freedom of the City of Edinburgh

On Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RAuxAF received the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh The [...]

The Dowding Service

On  3rd September, 2017, many gathered once again to pay tribute to Marshal of the Royal Air Force, the Lord Hugh […]

Death of Joe Parker – 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron

The Foundation was represented today by Group Captain Bob Kemp at the funeral of Joe Parker, 602 (City of Glasgow) […]

Funeral of Sqn Ldr Nigel Rose 602 Squadron

The funeral of Sqn Ldr Nigel Rose took place yesterday at St Eigon's Church in Llanigon, nestling in the beautiful [...]

Petition for Long Service Medal

The RN/Army/RAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal is now being awarded to officers after 15 years’ service (with clasps […]

Group Captain Peter Harris CBE AE BSc CEng FIEE

6 September 1929 -16 January 2017 A chartered engineer who successfully combined a career in industry with being a part-time [...]

SAC SueSoutar

SAC Susan Soutar, a reservist with No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force was killed on Saturday [...]