Welcome to our Edinburgh Lothians and Borders Website.

We’re able to publish this site thanks to members support.wings-appeal-rgbThis Website is updated periodically but for most recent events and activities then please visit our Facebook page.
See below for some content from our Facebook Page

EL&B Facebook Posts

Well done 869In the past week we have had presentations of bronze leadership badges and a first class cadet badge, as well as marksmanship on the L144 Cadet Small Bore Target Rifle. Well done to Sgts Hendry and Rippin and Cdt Nicol!

Would you like to get involved in all the activities we do at Air Cadets? Message the page to find out more!
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Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has signed a $1.98Bn (£1.51Bn) deal to purchase five E-7 Wedgetail aircraft.

The E-7 fleet will replace the current E-3D Sentry aircraft and ensure the continued delivery of the UK’s Airborne Early Warning and Control capability.

Full story: bit.ly/RAFE7
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Well done 603, a great initiative and we as a branch will try and support as best we can.
Bob Bertram
ChairmanThis morning the Squadron was pleased to invite members of the 603 Squadron Association, RAF Association and other veterans to a breakfast morning at their beautiful building in Edinburgh.

The HQ staff served tea and coffee and, of course, bacon rolls to those who turned up and gave them a chance to visit to the historic HQ - a glorious Victorian building right in the heart of the New Town.

The purpose of the day was an opportunity for everyone who attended to meet new people and chat about they own RAF experiences, as well as have a short presentation on the history of the squadron and the building itself.

Keep an eye out for details of the next veterans breakfast!

#RAFA #RAFReserves #603Sqn #Veterans #Edinburgh #RAF #NoOrdinaryJob #RAFRegt #RAFP
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Go 1756#Team1756 are holding another Recruitment Open Night on 4 April 2019 from 7:30PM.

It's your opportunity - Don't miss it!

#nordinaryhobby #JoinUs #whatwedo #atc #rafac #aircadets #cadets #raf #winchburgh #southqueensferry #kirkliston #broxburn #uphall
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Go 869The second day of our recruit training weekend included lessons learning about the history and structure of both the Air Cadets and the Royal Air Force, as well as training on the air rifle that our cadets will go on to use for marksmanship training.
Massive well done to 5 of our new cadets for completing this weekend, as well as 4 of our more senior cadets who joined us for training on the air rifle this afternoon!
#AirCadets #WhatWeDo #Penicuik #WestLinton #Roslin #Peebles #NoOrdinaryHobby
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Our aims and values

The RAF Family and its importance in helping create an effective Air Force. Service charities and organisations such as the Royal Air Forces AssociationRoyal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Air Force Families Federation play a key role in this wider Royal Air Force community. This community is more commonly known as the Royal Air Force Family, and all the organisations work closely with the Royal Air Force to provide the necessary welfare and support to all who are part of it.

For Service personnel to be at their most effective, it is recognised that the Royal Air Force has to provide the necessary community support structure for their families.

The RAF Association is committed to supporting the RAF Family, whether currently serving, or former-serving, in a wide range of ways, delivering help and support where it is needed.

The development of a strong sense of community and feeling of wellbeing amongst all Service personnel and their families helps make our Air Force better by encouraging unity, and helping to ensure that the men and women who come into service want to stay. With such a feeling of community, forces personnel can focus on their work, knowing that their families can access the support they need, when they need it – whether it is while they are actively serving, or after they have served.

How we help the RAF Family.

The RAF Association is here to help the whole Royal Air Force family, providing friendship, help and support to current and former members of the RAF and their dependants.

You do not need to be a member to receive our help. It is estimated that there are around 2.4 million ex-service people, some 33,000 currently in uniform and an increasing number of reserve forces. This group, their families, dependants under 18 years old and dependants with a disability over 18 years old are all eligible for assistance from the RAF Association.

With a UK-wide caseworker network of over 540 volunteer Honorary Welfare Officers undertaking almost 13,000 welfare visits annually, help ranges from simply providing conversation and friendship to preparing and submitting application forms for financial assistance.

The kind of welfare support provided by the RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and respite care breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty.

Simply, we are here to make sure those members of the RAF Family past and present are never left alone or in need.

You can find out more about what we’ve been up to visit our Facebook Page; some content is shown below.  If you want to get in touch with our branch you can find various contact details here.


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We look forward to hearing from you.

2 thoughts on “Home”

  1. I can’t thank the RAF BF enough. I am now disabled after a road traffic accident way back in 1987. The RAF have been so supportive from a powder chair to household items such as cycle throughout, what a family always looking after there service personnel after they have served.

    Bless you all


    1. Your email address not shown on your comment Don, but hope you get this reply. I have passed the name “Don” to the newsletter editor and as he is also the membership secretary – he may be able to tell who it is. Meantime; it might be useful if you contacted the newsletter editor via email and confirmed your request. Many thanks Bob Bertram

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