Category Archives: Roll of Honour
The need was identified in 2008 for the CG RAF Regt to be able to recognize the efforts of Corps individuals or teams within the RAF Regiment family, for example those of the RAF Regt Assoc, who may fall outside of the conventional Service Commanders’ Commendations associated with the New Year’s and The Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists; as such, serving personnel were not eligible for consideration in the first few years. However, from 2013, serving RAF Regt and support personnel will be eligible for the Award. Team awards are also considered.
The period covered by the Awards will be from 1 Aug to 31 Jul annually, and the completed nominations for the Award Year 2014-15 must be received between 1 – 31 Aug 15. All nominations must be initiated by a suitable Sponsor and supported by one other individual. Sponsors or supporting signatories may not be related to the nominated individual. In the case of a RAF Regt Assoc nomination, one of the signatories must be a National or Branch executive, while Service nominees must be sponsored or supported at OF-4 level or above, and come through the respective chain of command.
All nominations must be submitted using the official Nomination Form, which is available from the Regtl Sec. The Award Panel will sit on 1 Sep 15. [CPeN 369]
The Corps policy of recording the deaths of as many of its ex members as possible remains the same. Notification of death to the Regiment Secretary will ensure that as much information as possible is passed on to as many people as possible. This will include date, time and location of the funeral and instructions for flowers / contributions. Where possible a serving Corps member may attend and , if a member of the RAF Regiment Association, branch standards (and National Standard in approved exceptional cases) can be paraded. Normally, the CG will also write to the NOK. It is, however, the common case, that information is fragmentary and as a consequence an opportunity is lost for the Corps to show its respect for those who have served. The Corps Death Notice, CDN is downloadable from the RAF Regiment Association web site www.rafregt.org.uk or can be obtained from the Regiment Secretary. It should be filled in with as much information as possible but with the minimum being name address DTG and location of funeral. It should be sent to Regt Secretary as soon as this bare minimum is complete.
For Association members, completion of CDN will fall to the Branch Officials, who may or may not liaise with the Membership Secretary to get further information. Due to the incompleteness of information on some categories of membership, it will fall upon Branch Officers to supply information on their Branch members, as defined in Articles and SOPs. Such information is required to be reviewed annually and review forms are available from Membership Secretary. Reviews are to be completed for 2015 by 30th of April.
To help you notify the RAF Regiment Secretary of the death of a serving or former member of the RAF Regiment a form can be downloaded in Word or PDF format for you to complete and return to the RAF Regiment Secretary: