Registered Charity No.1101767
The Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust was established in December 2003 by Malcolm Goodman MBE (Honorary Administrator), who was then serving as principal horn with the Band of the RAF Regiment, and Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services. Following the appointment of former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE as its President, the charity was subsequently registered with the Charity Commission in January 2004.
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 now routinely undertake operational deployments in support of H M Forces around the world, the charity also provides welfare support whilst deployed ‘out of area’.
As 2019 represents the 15th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Music Charitabe Trust becoming a registered charity, the RAF bands will be performing a UK wide Anniversry Concert Tour - please see the Events page for further details...
RAF musicans past and present undertaking their routine musical duties and operational deployments overseas......