About Us


Who Are We?

Our objectives are to promote the Association locally and foster a strong membership giving friendship, help and support.

We are an integral part of The Royal Air Forces Association that is a forward looking organisation with 100,000 members worldwide, made up of serving & ex-serving members of British and Commonwealth Air Forces and people from all walks of life who share our principles.


So what are we all about? 

Well, In a few short words: 

To preserve and honour the memory of all those who died whilst serving in Her Majesty’s Air Forces. 

To provide welfare, support and facilities, when called upon, for ex-serving & serving members of our Air Forces and their dependants.

This is achieved by charitable means, from donations from public & organisations and fund raising events for our dedicated charity, RAFA Wings Appeal, by the members. (through raffles, auctions, dances, etc)

If you miss the comradeship of your service days, like playing Bowls or just looking for friendship, come and meet like minded types in the comfort of Branch 381 Club and Bar in Waterloo Square (opposite the Pier). You and your friends are sure to receive a warm welcome. 

The same applies if you have not served in the Royal Air Force, as membership is open to you too and you will be equally welcome.


Where are we?

Prestigiously located in the Waterloo Square Conservation Area in Bognor Regis, with a first-floor balcony overlooking the gardens, bowling greens, mini golf course, the Pier and the sea. A spacious bar area is available on the first floor, serving a full range of beers, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks are normally available daily, sandwiches and bar meals are available Friday and weekends and roasts on Sunday (Check with the bar staff for availability on the day). Disabled access is via a lift from the ground floor.

Apart from its use for regular entertainment on   Saturday nights, the Function Room is available for members to hire for parties and social functions at other times. Catering is available.

A dedicated Snooker Room will be found on the ground floor, as well as a room available to members for meetings or talks.


Why Join the RAF Association?

By becoming an Ordinary or Associate Member you not only help us to provide help and support for serving and ex-RAF personnel and their families, you can also enjoy our range of member benefits. These include:

Subscription to Air Mail, our quarterly magazine that keeps you up to date with news and information about the Association

Access to a dedicated website to allow members to forge, develop and maintain friendships within the Royal Air Force community

Discount on RAF News, members pay only £14.50 per year

Access to exclusive discounts and offers through our range of membership benefit deals, many of which give a charitable donation back to the Association

Whether you are currently serving, have previously served in the RAF, or if you just want to show your support for what we do, there is a membership to suit.

RAFA Rewards

Whether it’s a meal out with friends, your weekly grocery shop or renewing your car insurance, RAFA Rewards can save you money. We have an exclusive range of big savings, handpicked for RAF Association members:

Shopping – Save up to 15 per cent off in high street stores. Treat yourself to Apple products with 10 per cent off and make savings on every shop at Sainsbury’s or Tesco.

Travel – Save 5 per cent on holidays from big names like Thomson, Cosmos and Thomas Cook. Also save on hotels, cottages, short breaks and airport parking.

Lifestyle – Save up to 40 per cent at Showcase, Cineworld or Empire cinemas. With golf membership, new cars or joining the gym, there’s something for everyone.

Insurance – Save up to 10 per cent on car insurance, 20 per cent on travel insurance and a huge 25 per cent on home insurance – plus discounts on private medical insurance.

Work and business – Get discounts on CV writing and interview coaching, or enjoy 10 per cent off books at Foyles