Welcome to the News Pages for the RAF Halton Radio Society G1RAF

In 1935 a group of RAF amateurs stationed at the Electrical and Wireless School at Cranwell began regular meetings to discuss their technical problems.

It was decided to form a society and in 1936 the Cranwell Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (CARTS) was founded under the leadership of Wally Dunn G2LR. CARTS membership grew rapidly and a headquarters station was established with the callsign G8FC.

In 1937 the CARTS journal QRV was inaugurated to keep members at home and overseas in the picture. In 1938 membership increased rapidly and it was recognised that a Royal Air Force Society was needed and so RAFARS was founded based at RAF Cranwell.

The Society went into suspense during World War II and activities were subsequently resumed in 1947. The move of No. 1 Radio School from Cranwell to Locking necessitated a move of Headquarters on 1st October 1951 1997 saw G8FC and G8RAF move to RAF Cosford but the Headquarters remained at Locking.

During 1998, due to the closure of RAF Locking the HQ moved to it's present location at RAF Cosford.

20 November 2021

A good turn out today considering the current situation....

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16 September 2021

Battle of Britain Day 15 September.......

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31 July 2021

Getting ready to reopen the club to all members………

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4 July 2021

Air Force 100 – Centenary of Australian Air Force
Special Event Station

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12 June 2021

Trying to get back to near normal…….

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31 May 2021

The regular Net on GB3TU will be changing.....

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24 March 2021

Hello All, an update on our activities during this current lock down

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11 February 2021

Details of pre Christmas Club Contact follow......

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