“Tradition does not die in the ashes but is carried forward in the flames”

Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation

 Patron:  HRH  The  Duke  of  Gloucester

95th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE


The Foundation’s annual service held at the National MemoriaLArboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire will this year mark, to the day, the 95th anniversary of the Founding of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force on 9th October 1924. The Inspector of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force has already advised all serving Auxiliary units about the event and has invited them to be represented at it.. He has also asked that their respective associations be similarly advised and represented.. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.


The arrangements are as follows:


0930-1000   Assemble in the Visitor Centre café restaurant area.

1015           Move to the AAF/RAuxAF Memorial.

1030           Memorial Service, to include The Last Post, laying of wreaths & tributes,          

                  and the Dedication of new Memorial Stones.

1100           Final address and end of formal ceremony. Photographs.

1115           Personnel move back to Visitor Centre or tour the site as required.

1215-1230   Departure as required.


Dress for all serving personnel will be No 1 HD with medals, for others, suit or jacket and tie, and for ladies the equivalent.


Please note there will be no formal hospitality provided.


For all queries please contact the Project Officer, Wg Cdr Jeff Metcalfe, on jeffmetty18@gmail.com.