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The Association was formed on the 19th 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 1000 members.



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


The Association currently has two classes of membership:

Full Members:

Personnel who have served, are serving or have been attached to the Fire Services of the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Aircraft Handler Trade, or any of the MOD Fire Services  for a period of not less than three months, shall be eligible for full membership of the Association.

Associate Members:

Personnel who have served or are serving on Civilian Airfields or Airports licensed under the Civil Aviation Authority, or any other body having the same or similar authority, for a period of not less than three months.


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 on the 1st September each year. If you join mid-year there will be a corresponding reduction for the second year. For overseas residents the fee is £20 to cover the extra cost of postage so if you live outside the United Kingdom print the overseas application form, service history, and standing order mandate.  Alternatively please contact the Membership Secretary:

Brian Jones (Mem No 791)

113 Teglan Park,

SA18 3PD

Telephone: 01269 594065

Email:  813jones@talktalk.net

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