Royal Air Force Rugby
Director of Corporate Affairs – Group Captain David Manning ADC MA CMgr FCMI RAF
On behalf of the Chairman, the RAF Rugby Union Board of Trustees, the players and the coaching staff, I would like to extend our collective thanks to Secure Cloud, as one of our loyal Sponsors. Your support over the past 12 months, and especially through the International Defence Rugby Competition, has helped to make a real difference to the overall investment in our teams. It has subsidised tours, ensured that the teams have a corporate image but most importantly it assists the coaching staff with instilling an esprit de corps, which is so vital to providing that competitive edge. This investment in time and money bore fruit with the great number of successes on the rugby pitch in 2015; culminating in the fantastic Senior Squad’s Inter Services win.
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Royal Air Force Football Association
This is our first full season connected with Royal Air Force Football, last year we went along to the RAF Cup Final and the end of season Presentation/Awards Dinner. The teams compete in Inter-Services matches against the Army and Royal Navy, as well as national competitions and friendly fixtures. Wider football participation is also promoted via Inter-Region and Royal Air Force Cup competitions. This year we intend to become much more involved in supporting the games, similar to our involvement with Royal Air Force Rugby. Read more at Royal Air Force FA.
Royal Air Force Air Cadets
No 1 Radio School at Royal Air Force Cosford last year completed its first Cyber camp designed to provide cadets with the skills that they will need to protect critical networks and systems against cyber-attack and malicious technology. This course took a number of air cadets through 80 hours of training over an 18 month period, culminating in a week long hands-on intensive training course at Royal Air Force Cosford for the top 10 which resulted in each of them receiving a Gold Award for their performance.
This is our charity of choice and we are in awe of the work they do to help relieve the mental ill-health suffered by ex-Service men and women of all ages. Currently, this charity is supporting almost 6,000 Veterans aged from 18 to 97. Their support is always free of charge and has proven success – also they provide a vital lifeline for their families who often feel unsure of how to gain access to the appropriate medical professional help. To find out more about this worthwhile cause and how to support them, please spend a bit of time in visiting their website Combat Stress.