Registered Charity No.1101767
The Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust was established in December 2003 by Malcolm Goodman MBE, who was then serving as a Royal Air Force musician and also Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services. Following the appointment of Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE as its President, the charity was subsequently registered with the Charity Commission in January 2004.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the charity is managed by trustees Malcolm Goodman (as Founder & Honorary Administrator) and Trevor McDonald, to promote welfare funding through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians.
Although primarily organising concerts in areas and at locations where perhaps the bands would otherwise not be able to perform on a regular basis (see the Events page), through these concerts and the sale of RAF Music CDs and merchandise, the charity raises funds from which donations are also made to other service charities. The charity also provides welfare funds to support its own Royal Air Force musicians.
Royal Air Force band concerts can also support other charitable organisations as shared events, consequently, if you would like to consider booking an RAF band to support your own event, or would like to hear more about how you can help support our charity, please do get in touch through the 'Contact Us' link.
With the public image of RAF bands on the concert stage and at State Ceremonial events, as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force itself, following the deployment of RAF musicians during the 1991 Gulf War, it is important to remember that military musicians now routinely undertake operational deployments in support of H M Forces around the world.
If you would like to make a donation to the charity, please use the donate button below
RAF musicans past and present undertaking their routine musical duties and operational deployments overseas......