Registered Charity No.1101767
Owing to the Coronavirus, the Board of Trustees of the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust have had to cancel all concerts, and also the online sales faciity for CDs and merchandise from this website (as it is administered in person by colleagues from the Band of the RAF College). The charity hopes to start its charity concert tour once again in May 2021.
Following the appointment of former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB, CBE as its President, the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust was established as a registered charity in 2004 by Sergeant (Ret.) Malcolm Goodman MBE, who was then a serving member of the Band of the RAF Regiment, and also Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services. In his role as Honorary Administrator, from the charity’s home in Newark he is supported by two other volunteer trustees, Warrant Officer (Ret.) Trevor McDonald and Sergeant (Ret.) John Baigent. As former RAF musicians, all three trustees are also veterans of the First Gulf War, having served together on active service at Field Hospitals in Saudi Arabia during the 1991 conflict.
With its charitable objects ‘raising welfare funds through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians’, the charity primarily organises fund raising concerts in locations where the bands might otherwise not be able to perform. Through these concerts and the sale of RAF Music CDs and merchandise, the charity raises funds from which donations are also made to various RAF and other Service charities. However, as RAF musicians routinely undertake deployments in support of H M Forces around the world, the charity also provides welfare support to personnel whilst deployed on ‘out of area’ operations.
Following the success of the charity's 15th anniversary concert tour, the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust was to celebrate 100 years of Royal Air Force Music with the special 2020 Centenary Tour with concerts in Newark, Scarborough, Ruislip, Sheffield, Doncaster, King's Lynn, Weston Super Mare and Grantham. However, it is with the deepest regret that the 2020 concert tour has now been cancelled.
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Please note the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust is an independant Service charity managed on a purely voluntary basis by three former RAF musicians (the Board of Trustees), and is not connected with the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust or RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises
The trustees of the RAF Music Charitable Trust celebrate the successful 15th anniversary concert tour whilst looking ahead to 2020...
RAF musicans past and present undertaking their routine musical duties and operational deployments overseas......