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Remember the RAF community in your Will.

It’s the greatest gift you can give.

For so many in the RAF community the battle isn’t over.

No one knows what the future holds, but one thing is certain – the battle continues for the RAF community.
A gift in your Will can help them overcome the challenges they face.

Gifts in Wills enable us to be there for the battle ahead

When you leave a gift in your Will, the RAF Association makes a promise – to always support every RAF veteran, serving personnel and family member who needs us. We’re determined that no one will be left behind. You can give people across the RAF community the future they deserve – there’s no greater gift than that.

85,000 people supported last year


People are supported by us each year to overcome difficulties ranging from physical and mental wellbeing issues to financial struggles.

26,500 family members in the home from home


Friendship calls made since 2020 to help isolated and vulnerable individuals in the RAF community.

531 people found support on Finding it Tough training course


People improved their own resilience by completing our specialist mental wellbeing ‘Finding it Tough’ training.

1,100 expert case workers and volunteers help those in need


Families are provided with high quality childcare at our on-station nurseries.

Make your Will for free

The RAF Association has joined forces with two trusted partners to offer our supporters a free Will-writing service.

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Bequeathed’s wide range of accredited legal firms donate up to 30 minutes of their expertise to make your free Will For Good. For most people, that will be all they need.

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Choose from around 800 legal firms to make or update a simple Will. It’s convenient, free and local – most people have a choice of solicitors no more than 15 minutes from home.

The RAF Associations team is standing by

Our team are standing by

For more information or to request our Will guide, please click the button below or contact us by:

  • Phone 0800 018 2361
    (0900 – 1700 excluding weekends and bank holidays)
  • Complete our form to request your free Will guide:

    Click here
Questions about gifts in Wills

A few questions about gifts in Wills

Here are some of the answers to questions we’re most commonly asked. Our free Will guide covers even more practical advice about making or changing your Will. Request your copy today.

If you die without making a Will, this could result in your estate not going where you would have wished. Having a Will is the only way of ensuring that your loved ones and chosen charities will be remembered as you wanted.

Gift in Wills are vitally important in helping us provide friendship, help and support to all in the RAF community, so that whenever they need us we can be there. From serving to veteran, to children, families and loved ones, your legacy will help to make sure we’re here for them all, for generations to come.

We’ve put together a guide to making a Will and leaving a gift which we hope will help to make all this clear. Order one now.

All gifts in Wills are vitally important and make a real difference to the RAF community. There are four main types of gift that you can leave in your Will:

  • A residuary gift. You can leave a percentage of your estate after your family and friends are provided for.
  • A pecuniary gift. This is a gift for a fixed sum of money.
  • A specific gift. A gift such as a piece of jewellery, furniture or art etc.
  • A reversionary gift. This enables you to provide for a partner for life with any remaining capital then passing to a charity of your choice such as the RAF Association after their death.

All gifts are gratefully accepted, however, residuary gifts (a percentage of your estate) are particularly helpful to us as they usually maintain or increase their value over time, and will remain proportional to the value of your estate as time goes by.

We appreciate that leaving a gift in your Will is a very personal and private matter and it’s entirely up to you if you choose to let us know. However if you could let us know, we’d be very grateful. It will allow us to communicate with you in the best way, to say a very big thank you if you have chosen to remember us, and to plan for the future. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence, will not be shared with third parties and is not legally binding. You can email us here or call the Gift in Wills team on 0800 018 2361.

You are free to change your mind at any time. Pledging to leave a gift in your Will to the RAF Association doesn’t commit you to doing so, though it would be really helpful if you tell us if you do change your mind.

We always advise speaking to a legal professional when making or amending a Will. However, we do have some suggested wording below that you can use depending on the type of gift that you would like to leave:

To leave a proportion of the estate:

Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole/___% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my will to the Royal Air Forces Association [a charity registered in England and Wales (226686) and Scotland (SC037673)] of Atlas House, 41 Wembley Road, Leicester, LE3 1UT for the general purposes of Royal Air Forces Association and I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be in full and sufficient discharge.

To leave a specific amount:

I give free of tax to the Royal Air Forces Association [a charity registered in

England and Wales (226686) and Scotland (SC037673)] of Atlas House, 41

Wembley Road, Leicester, LE3 1UT, the sum of £________________ for the general purposes of the Royal Air Forces Association and I declare that the

receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be in full and sufficient discharge.

An executor is an appointed person that has the legal authority and responsibility to administer your estate and will ensure your finances and possessions are distributed in accordance with what is stated in your Will. You can have up to four executors to deal with your wishes. These could be friends, family, or a professional such as your solicitor. Whoever you choose, make sure you ask their permission.

If you want to make changes to your Will after you and your witnesses have signed it, you have two options. You can either make a codicil (a straightforward document that needs to be signed and witnessed in the same way as a Will allowing you to make amendments instead of completely re- writing it), or make a new Will. Both require your signature and the signatures of two witnesses.

We will never let them down

Here are a few words from people who have received help and support from the RAF Association.


Help us be there for the RAF community in the future, with a gift in your Will

Help us be there for the RAF community in the future, with a gift in your Will

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The RAF community helped secure our freedom. Now you can help secure their future with a gift in your Will.

These extra-special gifts fund a significant amount of the work we do for veterans, serving personnel and their families. A gift of any amount will make a life-changing difference to those who have given so much. By letting us know your intentions today, you can help us plan for the future.

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