Welcome to the online home of the Royal Air Forces Association in Torquay

The branch assisted with the Torbay Airshow, held on June 2nd and 3rd 2018.  A mobile exhibition trailer came from Leicester and for the first time in Torbay, a half size replica Spitfire was on static display and proved very popular with children. Both days saw very good weather and the flying display was excellent.  RAF involvement was the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the Lancaster and Dakota, a Chinook helicopter, the Red Arrows and a Eurofighter Typhoon. Other aircraft also took part. 




The Royal Air Force centenary April 1st 2018.  The Torquay Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association and the Paignton Branch of the Royal British Legion teamed up to commemorate 100 years of the RAF.  A short wreath laying service took place at the Paignton war memorial on Palace Avenue. This was followed by a presentation about the RAF as well as live entertainment and light refreshments in the Paignton Conservative Club.  Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, crowd and outdoor     Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing      


Battle of Britain service and reception Sunday 17th September 2017

The service was held in St Lukes Church, Sheddon Hill, Torquay.  Veterans from all 3 services attended along with the Torbay MP and members of Torbay Council. Standards were paraded. A buffet lunch was provided in Raffles Club afterwards. 


Skydive with the RAF Falcons parachute display team!
2 of the branch committee ladies, Angie and Claire, took part in a tandem skydive to raise funds for Wings Appeal. This took place at the end of August 2017 in Oxfordshire.  Pictures were taken before and after the jump.


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Top award for the Torquay Branch! 


The branch chairman receiving the Sir Thomas Pike trophy from the National President.  

This was awarded for the highest amount raised in 2016 by a branch with an airshow (£17600)

Lightning Mcqueen fundraising car

Branch news and forthcoming events

The Navy, Army and Air Force were all represented at the 2016 Battle of Britain service

Sunday 20th September 2015. Battle of Britain 75th anniversary reception in Raffles Club .

The anniversary cake was cut by the chairman of Torbay Council, Councillor Ray Hill

The Club

The club was leased out with effect from May 2015. It is now known as "Raffles". 
Visitors and holidaymakers are always welcome in the club.

The branch and all Wings Appeal activities will continue as normal. 

Forthcoming entertainment

Will appear here when known



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