Tri-ServicePersonnel in an MOD meeting room


The RAF Families Federation, in conjunction with the Naval Families Federation, and the Army Families Federation have been generously supported by the Forces in Mind Trust to conduct a two year study into families’ experiences of transitioning from the RAF into civilian life.
Louise Briggs is the RAF FF Transition Liaison Manager and can be contacted by email on or telephone her via the main office on 01780 781650.
The three Families Federations spoke to BFBS around this work: Listen online (Monday – Part 2, approx 13 minutes in).

Getting involved


The survey has now closed – see the downloadable infographic below outlining the results. We would like to thank all of you who contributed. It is still possible to leave feedback on transition issues through the ‘issues and experiences’ section below.

Case studies

The study will follow at least six RAF families through all or part of their transition process. If your spouse/partner is planning to leave the RAF before July 2018, and you would like to help us and be part of the study, please email Louise directly. We would also love to hear from you if your spouse/partner’s exit is unplanned or they are an ‘early service leaver’.

Share your issues and experiences

If you don’t want to volunteer but you would just like to share your issues and experiences you can do so via the ‘report an issue’ button on the home page (top right button). Please label your issue as ‘transition’.

As with all the information and data gathered by the RAF Families Federation any personal details will be strictly confidential and any information used in the study will be anonymised in line with our confidentiality policy.

Image: Service personnel at a meeting in MOD Main Building in London. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.