Sponsor a Badge
You may decide to sponsor a badge for a unit with which you, a relative or a friend had a direct connection; or you may decide to join with a group of ex-RAF colleagues to sponsor a badge together.
The wording of the dedication would generally read:
Sponsored by or Commissioned by…. followed by in memory of or and dedicated to
As you can see in the example to the right, for a Squadron the badge painting includes the official Battle Honours awarded to the Squadron. For all units, the lower part of the painting includes historical details such as heraldic description, motto, and date of issue of the badge, as well as the sponsor dedication.
Cost? The current cost of sponsoring a badge is £135 (GBP).
What Next? If you would like to sponsor a badge, or would like to know more about the work of the RAF Heraldry Trust, then please contact one of the following Trustees:
Ken Delve: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Ross: email@example.com
If the Squadron or unit you would like to sponsor is no longer available, we hope that you will still help us – by donating to one of the badges that has not yet been done. If the cost of a badge is more than you feel able to donate, then a donation of any size would be welcome.
You can make your donation by:
1. Sending a cheque with a sponsor form in the post; cheque payment details are on the sponsor form. You can state on the sponsor form that you would like to support a specific group of badges, e.g. Bomber Command, or simply make a general donation and we will assign it to a badge
2. Completing on-line donation using our Secure PayPal account. If you elect to pay using PayPal then please complete the sponsor form as above and send to firstname.lastname@example.org