The RAF Charitable Trust


The Ulysses Trust is proud to be supported by the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) – an RAF charity that supports projects, such as flying scholarships and STEM initiatives, which benefit RAF serving personnel, cadets and other young people. The RAF Charitable Trust’s mission compliments our vision to ensure that every member of the UK’s Volunteer Reserve and Cadet Forces has the opportunity to undertake challenging adventurous and community-related activities. RAFCT’s continuous support and contribution helps us to deliver our vision.

Here is a selection of just some of the expeditions that together with RAFCT, Ulysses Trust has been able to fund:

Partisan Shadow 2018

In August, nine cadets from 2158 (Sevenoaks) Sqn in Kent travelled to the Dolomites in Italy to follow in the footsteps of the Italian troops in the First World War by scaling the ‘via ferata’ – a system of ropes and ladders that was installed into the mountains by the troops to help them move about more easily.



RAF 100 Namibia 2018

In April, fourteen cadets from Wales & West Region ATC travelled to Namibia in Africa to trek 100 kilometres down the Fish River Canyon, celebrating one year of the RAF with every kilometre. At the end, the cadets helped on a major school project and undertook a visit to Robben Island.




Needless to say, we are tremendously grateful for the ongoing and significant contribution The RAF Charitable Trust has made to the Ulysses Trust.

Thank you.

To find out more about The RAF Charitable Trust and how it supports The Ulysses Trust and other charities, visit