Welcome to the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) - Republic of Ireland Branch
The Royal Air Forces Association’s mission is to provide comradeship, welfare and support to present and former members of the Royal Air Force and their dependents. The Republic of Ireland Branch is one of the several hundred branches across the world.
The welfare support provided by the RAF Association is wide-ranging: everything from providing home visits and respite care breaks, to offering advice and, in some circumstances, financial assistance in times of difficulty. Simply, we are here to make sure that members of the RAF past and present are never left alone or in need. No RAFA member is ever far away from friends.
Many Irish men and women served in the RAF down the years. For this reason, the Republic of Ireland Branch of RAFA was founded in 1948. In 2004, RTE’s Madelene O'Rourke produced a fascinating documentary about Dublin-born Wing Commander Brendan Eamonn Fergus Finucane (DSO, DFC and two bars) who served during WWII. Madelene’s article revealed how ‘Paddy’ Finucane was the RAF’s youngest Wing Commander and a hero in the British Press. He had been educated by the Christian Brothers, been an altar boy, wore the silver Fáinne, and proudly displayed a shamrock on his Spitfire.
To find out more about the work and services of the RAFA - ROI Branch, see our about us page.
To see a list of upcoming events taking place, take a look at our regularly updated events page.
To get in touch with us or to find out details of our facebook page, please visit our contact page.