RAF & Defence Fire Service Association




The Association was formed on the 13th May 1995 at Shoreham West Sussex when a group of ex-RAF Firemen got together and decided to form the Royal Air Force and Defence Fire Service Association. From these humble beginnings the  Association has grown to a point where at present there are over 600 members.


1. The aims of the Association is to further the comradeship and camaraderie experienced during members service careers and to enable members to contact long lost friends and colleagues.

2. To further the social activities of the members by arranging meetings, outings, visits and other functions as appropriate.

3.Where practicable, to identify, salvage, obtain, maintain, preserve and generally support historic R.A.F. Fire Service vehicles, equipment and memorabilia.


Membership of the Association shall be open to :-

Full Members:
Personnel who have served, are serving or have been attached to the Fire Services of the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.), Air Force Department Fire Service (A.F.D.F.S.), Ministry of Defence Fire Service(M.O.D.), Army Fire Service(A.F.S.) and the Naval Air Command Fire Service (N.A.C.F.S.) for a period of not less than 3 (three) months, shall be eligible for membership of the Association.

Associate Members:
Personnel who have served or are serving on Civilian Airfields or Airports licenced under the Civil Aviation Authority (C.A.A.), or any other body having the same or similar authority, for a period of not less than 3 (three) months.

The Association holds an annual reunion and AGM each October in the midlands.  Please check the Re-unions page for details of forthcoming events and reports from previous meetings.

To join the Association please print the application form and history forms and return to the address shown. The annual membership fee is £16.00 due 1st. September. If you join in mid-year there will be a corresponding reduction for the second year. Alternatively please contact the Membership Secretary:

Neil Slade (Mem No 934)
29 Orchard Close,
Ash Vale,
GU12 5HU

Telephone: 01252 492111



  1. ray beresford

    Iwould like imformation on joining the association

  2. Malcolm Byrom

    Am l still on the association l served at Aldergrove in1959 to 1963 M R Byrom


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21 October 2016

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