Friends of RAF Music

The Friends of RAF Music scheme is designed especially for those who love RAF Music, offering benefits for members, such as discounted concert tickets (where possible) and free downloads of recordings.

Please sign up for the newsletter at Friends of RAF Music  

The RAF Music Charitable Trust

The charity is administered by its Board of Trustees to promote welfare funding through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians and provides welfare donations to other service charities, whilst offering its support towards the development of other charity fundraising concerts both in the UK and overseas.

The charity also provides welfare support for Royal Air Force musicians when undertaking operational deployments in support of HM Forces around the world.

For further details and a list of forthcoming events please go to the charity website 

Contact RAFMCT
Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust
24 Bayford Drive
NG24 2GS

Phone: 01636 707857
Mobile: 07748 945160
Email: [email protected]

The RAF Music Association

The RAF Music Services Association exists to foster goodwill amongst everyone who enjoys military music and to keep alive the comradeship of the Royal Air Force Music Services.
Membership is open principally to serving and ex-members of the RAF Music Services, including the WRAF Band, and RAF Voluntary Bands, but anyone who has an interest in music in the RAF past and present may join as an Associate Member.

Members receive The Blue and the Gold magazine, which is published twice a year and is full of accounts concerning the bands today, as well as articles from ex-serving members about their memories of times past. The Association also organises an annual reunion every year, usually in July at RAF Northolt or RAFC Cranwell.

For more information including contact details, membership applications and the history of RAFMuSA


Band of The Royal Air Force GermanyIn Memoriam

We include this area to celebrate the memory of our colleagues and friends whose lives were tragically shortened in the line of duty.

While travelling to an engagement at the RAF Winter Survival School in Bavaria the Band of The Royal Air Force Germany was involved in a road traffic accident, at Langenbruck on 11th February 1985, resulting in the loss of 19 RAF Musicians, the coach driver and one RAF Policeman.

During their time as musicians with the Band of The Royal Air Force Germany, they helped to maintain the high esteem in which Royal Air Force Music is held and were fine ambassadors of our Service.


Squadron Leader Robin Tomsett

Warrant Officer Gordon Harrison

Flight Sergeant Brian Hadden

Chief Technician Paul Jenkins

Chief Technician Philip Parker

Chief Technician Alun Thomas

Chief Technician Paul Woods

Sergeant Bill Boyd

Sergeant Brian Perry

Sergeant John Pettit

Sergeant John Tickle

Corporal Bill Buzza

Corporal Sean Cripps

Corporal Andrew Saunders

Junior Technician Simon Goodge

Junior Technician Andrew Mannas

Junior Technician Ian Smith

Junior Technician Philip Smith

Junior Technician Colin Wilson


We also remember Corporal George Crawford of the Royal Air Force Police who was travelling with the Band and the coach driver, Herr Kronke.




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