RAF Centenary April 1st 2018

April 1st 2018 marks the centenary of the formation of the RAF whilst coincidentally on this date RAFARS will be marking its 80th year; we would like to commemorate both in the strongest possible way.

The extent to which we can achieve this objective will depend very much on what out members can, or wish to do, in the way of participation with Council providing where possible the necessary backing.

The good news is that with Ofcom approval and the support of the RAF100 office we have now secured the Special Special Event Station callsign GB100RAF which we would like to be on air as much as possible, at as many events and locations as can be accommodated.

If you have any thoughts, ideas and comments relating to RAFARS possible activities, please contact RAF100@rafars.org or send to RAFARS HQ RAF Cosford.

Updates
This page will be updated as further information becomes available regarding RAFARS activities taking place in conjunction with the RAF100 event.  For more information on RAF100  events, visit the MoD website by clicking on the RAF100 logo above. For a diary of confirmed RAFARS events please see the table below.


Calendar of Events

For full details of an event, see the RAF100 Website. If you wish to activate a RAFARS SES or SSES at one of these events, please contact the RAFARS Project Officer at RAF100@rafars.org

Members of RAFARS may request the use of any of the Society callsigns to operate as part of the RAF Centenary commemorations, G3RAF, G4RAF, G6RAF, G7RAF, G8RAF, G8FC, GB1RAF, VP8RAF and GB100RAF

Operators who wish to use these callsigns should be aware that all contacts will need to be logged and that QSLs will be handled by the RAFARS bureau.

Confirmed RAFARS Radio Activity Commemorating the Centenary of the RAF

FROMTOCONTACTEVENTRAFARSACTIVITYCALL SIGN IN USE QSL VIA
31st MARCH1st APRILG4DQPRAF METHERINGHAMYESSTATIONGB1RAFG8FC DIRECT
1st APRIL2nd APRILG0NVYHOME QTHYESSTATIONG7RAFG8FC DIRECT
1st APRIL1st APRILG0TBICOSFORD HQYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT
1st APRIL7th APRIL2D0YLXRAFARS ISLE OF MANYESSTATIONG6RAFG8FC DIRECT
1st APRIL14th APRILMM0RDTRAF GRANGEMOUTHYESSTATIONG8RAFG8FC DIRECT
3rd APRIL4th APRILG4DQPRAF SYERSTONYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT
8th APRIL8th APRILG8VHIINDIVIDUAL ACTIONYESSTATIONG6RAFG8FC DIRECT
22nd APRIL22nd APRILG8VHIINDIVIDUAL ACTIONYESSTATIONG6RAFG8FC DIRECT
10th JUNE10th JUNEG0TBICOSFORD AIRDAYYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT
23rd JUNE24th JUNEG4XKHRIVIERA CLUB,DEVONYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT
18th AUGUST25th AUGUSTG4DQPRAF SYERSTONYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT
1st SEPTEMBER2nd SEPTEMBERMI1AIBPORTRUSH AIR SHOWYESSTATIONGB100RAFG8FC DIRECT