About Us – Our Patron

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO

His Royal Highness became the Foundation’s Patron in February 2012. He has close personal and family ties with the Foundation and with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He was present at the Dedication Service in September 2004 of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum and, in October 2012 at the Dedication Service of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Roll of Honour and the Laying Up of the Sovereign’s Colour in in the Royal Air Force Church of St Clement Danes.

In August 2015, His Royal Highness was appointed  Honorary Air Commodore of 501 (County of Gloucester) Squadron based at Brize Norton – an appointment also held by his father, the former Duke of Gloucester. His mother, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was Commandant of the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force from 1939 to 1944.

In August 2023, Bucckingham Palace announced the appointment of His Royal Highness as  the Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.