Hercules C130J aircraft from 47 Sqn RAF Brize Norton about to deploy to RAF St Athan, South Wales as part of Exercise Valley Commando.

About us

Your RAF Families Federation – Your Voice

The RAF Families Federation provides all RAF personnel and their families – Regular and Reserve, single or married – with timely and professional support, assistance and an independent voice regarding issues or concerns that they may have.

We capture evidence on specific issues through our regular surveys, from our ‘face-to-face’ visits to stations and units, and from individuals who approach us themselves. Case studies sharing examples of how we have helped are also available.

The important information that you give us is treated anonymously and shared with the RAF Senior Leadership Team, senior MOD staff, other government departments and often with government ministers too.

We also provide a confidential signposting service for specific information, support and help and ensure you are talking to the right people and asking the right questions.

We work hard with a multitude of other organisations and agencies – from the NHS to the big banks – to ensure that you and your family are treated fairly and that you do not face disadvantage because of the unique nature of service life.

We are funded by the RAF but are not part of the Service and are independent of the chain of command. Our contract is held by the Royal Air Forces Association, as part of its wide ranging support to the RAF family. Well known for its work with RAF veterans and their families, the Association also supports those who are currently serving. This is done directly through various welfare services, including Storybook Wings, free Wi-Fi on RAF stations, grants for RAF sports teams and individuals, refurbishing contact houses and befriending the partners of those working away from home, as well as holding the Families Federation’s contract. The Association is supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund in the delivery of the contract.

Keep in touch

We have our own quarterly magazine, ‘Envoy’, a weekly online eBULLETIN and various social media forums and groups that you can register with for free.

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Things will get better if we speak with one voice.

RAF Association logo with strapline

The RAF FF’s contract is held by the RAF Association

RAF Benevolent Fund logo with strapline, The heart of the RAF family

The RAF Benevolent Fund is a supporting partner of the Families Federation

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