Our Chairman, Air Commodore Wendy Rothery invites you to join us. ARAFWO is your Association, your home base. We all came to earn our Commission by very different routes. However, from Graduation onwards, we are all now linked permanently by a single factor that will stay with us for ever.
When we recruit Cadets at Freshers’ Fayres at RAF College Cranwell, we are delighted to see their reaction - they are all thrilled that ARAFWO “is a thing” and are very keen to join us by signing up there and then. We are very proud that the legacy of the contribution made by women to the RAF goes on generation after generation.
As an RAF Women Officer, you are a member of one of the most exclusive Clubs in the world. That is something to be celebrated. ARAFWO formed in 1955, to provide a network through which serving and former-serving women officers maintain contact with the RAF and with each other. Despite full integration into the RAF, the Association continues to demonstrate that it is more relevant than ever. The benefits of membership are clear: we see that women who are active members are more effective in command, have greater confidence and are better communicators.
A message from our patron, The Countess Peel
I am honoured that you have asked me to become your Patron. I always feel very proud that I was asked to be HAC of 607 Squadron (Co of Durham) and am enjoying my connection with the Squadron and the RAuxAF enormously. I am delighted now to take up this new role within the ARAFWO and look forward very much to meeting you all at the reunion in October.
Patron The Countess Peel Life Patrons Air Commodore R M B Montague BSc WRAF (Ret'd) Air Commodore C R Fowler RAF (Ret'd) Chairman of the Executive Committee Air Commodore W Rothery BA MSc MBA MA RAF Members of the Executive Committee Vice Chairman Group Captain P Heaton RAF (Ret’d) Serving Representative Flight Lieutenant L G J Wythers BA (Hons) RAF Honorary Secretary Flight Lieutenant M Strachan RAF (Ret’d) Honorary Treasurer Squadron Leader C Hogan RAF (Ret’d) Honorary Editor Flight Lieutenant S Arnold DSc BSc(Hons) MRCPod RAF (Ret’d) Functions Member Flight Lieutenant H Davidson MA(Hons) MA PGCE RAF (Ret’d) Membership Secretary Flight Lieutenant J Chappell MBA MSc FBCS MCIISP MIET RAF (Ret’d) Facebook Administrator Flight Lieutenant R Hall RAF (Ret’d) Honorary Chaplain Revd (Squadron Leader) H Grant BA BTh MTh RAF London Member Flying Officer M J Davies MA MA(Hons) RAF Ret’d
Chairman of the executive committee Air Commodore Wendy Rothery BA MSc MBA MA RAF