• Join RAFARS

RAFARS Membership Categories

  • Corporate Membership

    You can join as a CORPORATE member, if you:

    Are serving, or have served, with the UK Armed Forces or one of its Reserves, or a subsumed force - e.g. ROC, PMRAFNS etc
    Are, or have been, a civilian employed by the Ministry of Defence.
    Are presently an Officer, Instructor or Cadet in one of the Cadet Training Corps of the UK Armed Forces or the Combined Cadet Force.

  • Associate Membership

    Subject to RAFARS Council approval, you may join as an Associate Member:

    If you: Are, or have been, connected with a Commonwealth, NATO or Allied Air Force, in either a serving or Civilian capacity.
    Are, interested in the RAF and military aviation, and wish to assist the Society to achieve its published aims.

  • Club and Society Affiliation

    Organisations wishing to Affiliate to the Society – please contact the General Secretary, or Membership Secretary or the Treasurer

  • Subscription Fees

    All joiners, re-joiners and Affiliates pay a one-off registration fee of £3.00 in addition to the Annual Subscription Fee
    ACO Cadets* or Students do not pay the £3.00 registration fee
    All new members receive a Joining Pack

    *ACO Cadets who obtain an amateur radio Foundation Licence after ACO radio training, and apply to join RAFARS, their membership for the first year will be subscription free. If applicable, the student rate will apply for subsequent years.

    Corporate and Associate members - Annual Subscription is £14.00
    Corporate and Associate members who provide proof that they are in receipt of full time education or training, pay the Student’s subscription of £4.00 per year. This can continue if proof of continuing student status is provided up to a maximum age of 18 years.
    Family - 2 or more Corporate/Associate members residing at the same address - Annual Subscription £11.50 per head (minimum £23.00). (Receive only one copy of each RAFARS publication per address).

    Members joining after 1st October pay only half the Subscription. (e.g. with Registration fee included - Corporate/Associate £10.00, Student £2 and Family £14.50 Minimum).

    All subscriptions (not 'one-off' registration fees) are renewable on April 1st.
    If you wish to pay your subscription by a bank transfer, please contact the Treasurer, M0MJG on 01305 816362 or
    Treasurer@rafars.org

  • RAFARS Privacy Policy

    RAFARS Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you submit the RAFARS membership application form

    What information do we collect?

    We collect information about you when you apply for membership of RAFARS and that information is stored on the society computer. If you do not give consent for your information to be held by the society, then it will not be possible to process your membership.

    How will we use the information about you?

    We collect information about you to manage your membership and, if you agree, we will publish your details in the RAFARS call book QRZ.

    We will use the information you provide to contact you by email, telephone or post with regard to society matters and your membership.

    We will not pass on your personal information to any other group, society or third party.

    Access to your information and correction

    You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email Database@rafars.org or write to us at the address below.

    You may cancel your membership of RAFARS at any time and ask us to remove any or all information we hold.


The RAFARS Membership Application form is available for downloading and printing below. There are 2 versions of the form, an A4, 4 page PDF document and an A5 'booklet' that can be printed back to back on one A4 sheet and folded. Print the form and complete it by hand and return with your subscription payment.