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

Go 2466Another gold badge for the 2466!

Cdt Luke Dennis has just gained his gold road marching badge today after completing the 103rd Nijmegen marches (160km) in 4 days.

The team of 10 Cadets from South East Scotland Wing did a fantastic job and a massive thanks to the supporting staff!
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"Further to my previous post about our new Editor Emma Kidston. Please be advised that with immediate effect Emma will be contactable for Branch Newsletter material via the branch email address below:"

Please support Emma by providing lots of articles, comments, snippets and photos.

Thank you again for volunteering Emma

Bob Bertram
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Go 603Cpl A Begg, an Royal Air Force Police Reserve from 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RAuxAF, was able to experience a first hand look at an United States American Air Force F15 Eagle whilst conducting a liaison visit with 494th Fighter Squadron, At The Royal International Air Tattoo 2019.

#RAF #RegularAndReserve #WholeForce #RafPolice #Security #AirShow #FindYourForce #NoOrdinaryJob.
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Yesterday at the Sovereign’s Review of the graduation of IOTC #59 at RAF College Cranwell, @603Sqn‘s very own Fg Off C Dalziel RAF Regt was presented with the MacRobert Sword of Honour for best overall Officer Cadet for Reserve Initial Officer Training for the whole of 2018 plus the MacRobert Sword of Merit for top of his course.
The presenting and reviewing officer was His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.
Well done Cammy!
RAF Regiment RAF Regiment Recruitment RAF Reserves RAF College Cranwell #Team603 #GinYeDaur
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RAF Cosford brings back many memories to branch Chairman Bob Bertram and Vice Chairman George Prentice- both 44th Telegraphists 1961-1963 ; arrive for training aged 15 (and a bit).The Royal Air Force Boy Entrant Association held its annual memorial day at the National Memorial Arboretum. The day is held in honour of those Boy Entrants who have passed in the previous year. In attendance were fellow Boy Entrants and bereaved family members of those departed. The last post and laying of floral tributes took place at the RAF Boy Entrant memorial. Station Commander, Tone Baker laid a wreath on behalf of Royal Air Force Cosford and Aircraft Engineering Technician Mechanics were on parade for the ceremony. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.


See “News/Committee Meetings”

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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