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 email@example.com or send to RAFARS HQ RAF Cosford.
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 calendar.
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 Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.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.
|DATE||RAFARS CONTACT||EVENT||Location||RAFARS PARTICIPATION||ACTIVITY||CALLSIGN(S)|
|29 Nov 2017||RAF100 Parliamentary Reception||Westminster London||-||-||-|
|Mar 2018||The Big Bang||NEC Birmingham||-||-||-|
|Mar 2018||Norfolk Airfields Heritage Trail||40 airfields around Norfolk||-||-||-|
|Apr 2018||RAF100 Concert Royal Albert Hall||London SW7 2AP||-||-||-|
|Apr 2018||Vintage Hangar Big Band & Tea Dance||North Weald CM16 6HR||-||-||-|
|1 Apr 2018||RAFARS Cosford HQ SSES||RAF Cosford||YES||STATION||GB100RAF|
|1 Apr 2018||Stow Maries RAF100 Celebration||Maldon, Essex CM3 6RN||-||-||-|
|2 Apr 2018||RAF Graves Tour||Exeter EX1 2PX||-||-||-|
|7 Apr 2018||RAF100 Celebration Concert||Howden Minster||-||-||-|
|7 Apr 2018||Sunset Ceremony and Ball||Douglas Isle of Man||-||-||-|
|8 Apr 2018||RAF100 Thanksgiving Service||Bodmin PL31 2DP||-||-||-|
|12 Apr 2018||International Bomber Command Centre Opening ceremony||Lincoln||-||-||-|
|29 Apr 2018||Centenary Service St Anne’s Cathedral||Belfast NI BT1 2HB||-||-||-|
|17 May 2018||RAF100 Banquet||City Hall Cardiff||-||-||-|
|24 May 2018||RAF100 Charity Concert||Lincoln Cathedral||-||-||-|
|19 May 2018||Birchan Newton Veteran’s Day||King’s Lynn PE31 6RB||-||-||-|
|10 Jun 2018||RAF Cosford Airshow||RAF Cosford||-||-||-|
|21 Jun 2018||RAF Museum Re-Launch||Hendon NW9 5LL||-||-||-|
|23 Jun 2018||RAF100 Name a Train||Newcastle||-||-||-|
|23 Jun 2018||NE Salute to the RAF at 100||Durham||-||-||-|
|24 Jun 2018||Wisbech Armed Forces Day||Market Place Wisbech||-||-||-|
|Jul 2018||Royal Welsh Show||Builth Wells LD2 3SY||-||-||-|
|10 Jul 2018||Flypast, Parade, Service and New Colour Presentation||London||-||-||-|
|12 Jul 2018||Defence Academy Music & Fireworks||Shrivenham SN6 8LA||-||-||-|
|13 Jul 2018||R.I.A.T. Fairford||RAF Fairford||-||-||-|
|Aug 2018||Edinburgh Military Tattoo||Edinburgh||-||-||-|
|25-27 Aug 2018||Rhyl Airshow||Rhyl N Wales||-||-||-|
|30 Aug 2018||RAF Boulmer Engagement Day||Alnwick||-||-||-|
|Sep 2018||Scampton Airshow||RAF Scampton||-||-||-|
|Sep 2018||Braemar Highland Games||Braemar||-||-||-|
|18 Sep 2018||Air Waves Portrush||Portrush NI BT56 8JQ||-||-||-|
|21 Sep 2018||STEM Scotland Programme Launch||Glasgow||-||-||-|
|14 Oct 2018||Scouts Air Explorer Badge Launch||RAF Cosford||-||-||-|