The RAF Association is established to promote, through the comradeship engendered by its members, the welfare by charitable means of all serving and former members of our Air Forces, their spouses and dependants, together with the widows and dependents of those who died whilst serving or subsequently.

Royal Airforce Assoc. has been active in Romford since 1945 and their Romford Branch has been based in Carlton Road since the early 1950’s. It is supported by a well-established social club which helps to raise funds for the association.

The current RAFA Club building was originally built in 1881 as a Town House for a Surgeon, it was called Carlton House, from which Carlton Road was named.

** PLEASE NOTE**

**COVID19 UPDATE**(16th DECEMBER 2020)

Following the implementation of the Government’s Covid19 ‘Tier 3’ rules, regulations & restrictions for the hospitality industry – and with Havering being a Tier 3 borough – PLEASE NOTE – we regret that the RAFA Club-Romford will now be closed – until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you all back – in, hopefully,  the not too distant future.

**COVID19 UPDATE**(DECEMBER 2020)

As we move out of the current Government Covid19 restrictions, and into their revised ‘Tier’rules – we want to notify you on how the RAFA Club will initially operate as from Wednesday.

With the London Borough of Havering currently designated a ‘Tier 2’ borough – summarised below are the Government’s ‘Tier 2’ rules & restrictions that will be in force at the RAFA Club from Wednesday 2nd December 2020:

> A safe ‘pathway’ when entering and exiting the Club premises must be observed – to ensure there is no cross-over.

> Posters are displayed throughout the premises, displaying the ‘QR Code’ for those utilising the NHS Contact Tracing app. All other visitors MUST sign in providing their name & contact number for Government Covid19 ‘track & trace’purposes.

> Face-masks to be worn AT ALL TIMESinside the Club premises – except when seated at your table.

> There will be a Table Service in place – please do not wait at the bar to be served – please remain at your table.

> Table settings & their seating are arranged in compliance with social distancing rules – and must be adhered to at all times – at no timeshould tables & chairs be rearranged or moved.

> Members must consume food and drink only while seated compliantly at their designated table(s).

> A process for managing attendance numbers and potential limitations will be maintained by the Club at all times.

> Hand sanitation units are installed throughout the Club premises, and should be utilised frequently.

> There will be no ‘Live’ music performed at the Club at the present time.

> The ‘Rule of 6’will be strictly observed when socialising outside in the Club garden.

The above conditions are MANDATORY, and any failure on our part to comply with the Government’s rules & regulations, may lead to a substantial monetary fine or even closure of the Club.

**Opening Times – (as from Weds 2nd Dec):-
> Wednesday – 12 till 4pm
> Thursday – 12 till 4pm
> Friday – 12 till 4pm
> Sunday – 12 till 4pm

We fully appreciate and understand how inconvenient and frustrating all these rules & regulations can be in terms of the RAFA experience, but we would ask you to please comply, to help protect EVERYBODYat the Club – this is for everyone’s wellbeing.

Take care & stay safe – and we look forward to welcoming you back to a Covid-safe RAFA Club.

**COVID19 UPDATE**(NOVEMBER 2020)

As a result of the roll-out of the most recent Government rules, regulations & restrictions in respect of managing the Covid19 virus – please note that the RAFA Club-Carlton Road-Romford will now be closed with immediate effect, until further notice.

We look forward to welcoming you all back again very soon, but in the meantime – please take care, stay safe & look after one another

**COVID19 UPDATE**(OCTOBER 2020)

As from 17th October 2020the Government launched its “Covid19-Tier 1/2/3′initiative of restrictions and limitations, to help the control the rising rate of Covid19 virus infections and fatalities.

Currently, the London Borough of Havering is assessed as being a ‘Tier 2’ borough – and as a result there are specific rules & regulations that businesses like the RAFA Club must adhere to, to ensure that we operate within a Covid19 safe environment. Failure to do so could mean a heavy monetary fine for the Club, or even full-closure.

Summarised below are some a the Government’s ‘Tier 3’ restrictions & limitations, that are applicable to the RAFA Club:-

  • People are prohibited from socialising with anybodyoutside their household or support bubble ‘in any indoor setting’.
  • The ‘Rule of 6’ continues to apply for socialising outdoors, for instance in a gardenor public space like a park or beach.
  • Pubs, Restaurants & Club’s– must ensure that customers consume food and drink onlywhile seated.
  • Exercise Classesand organised sport can continue to take place outdoors but will only be permitted indoors ifit is possible for people to avoid mixing with those they do not live with (or share a support bubble with).

    Please comply to help protect EVERYBODY at the RAFA Club – this is for everyone’s wellbeing.

    Thank You – RAFA CLUB-Committee

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**COVID19 UPDATE**(SEPT 2020)

As from 28th September 2020 the following changes to the operation of the RAFA Club-Carlton Rd-Romford, will be in place:-

  • Masks will be worn AT ALL TIMES except when seated at your table
  • The maximum group size is “6” people, and that number includes children
  • There will be a Table Service – please do not wait at the bar to be served – please remain at your table
  • Closing time is now 10pm – last orders are 9:30pm
  • There are posters displayed throughout the premises, displaying the ‘QR Code’ for those utilising the NHS Contact Tracing app. All other visitors MUSTsign in providing their name & contact number

The above conditions are MANDATORY, and any failure on our part to comply with the Government’s rules & regulations, may lead to a substantial monetary fine or even closure of the Club.

Please comply to help protect EVERYBODY at the RAFA Club – this is for everyone’s wellbeing.

Thank You – RAFA CLUB-Committee

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**COVID19 Update**(JULY 2020)

In July 2020 the Government announced a series of measures to ease the current ‘lockdown’ in England.

From the 4th July 2020 pubs, clubs & restaurants in England will be allowed to re-open, but with certain restrictions and operating rules.

The RAFA Club will be bound by, not only Government guidelines, but also the rules set by the RAFA HQ.

For example – the following are just some of the operational measures that the RAFA have put in place at the Club to ensure that its premises is a Covid19-safe environment:-

  • A safe ‘pathway’ when entering and exiting the Club premises – to ensure there is no cross-over.
  • A robust system for ordering and collecting drinks etc
  • A process for managing attendance numbers and potential limitations
  • Social distancing measures
  • A process for the safe operation of toilet facilities
  • A robust deep-clean process for the toilet facilities in between Club opening sessions
  • The installation of hand sanitation units
  • Regular sanitation of the Club’s fixtures & fittings, both internally and externally
  • A process for recording the contact details of people entering the Club at any one session – for potential Covid19 ‘track & trace’ purposes
  • A review of Club opening hours
  • Measures to ensure safety of staff
  • No ‘Live’ Music

We are sure that you will fully appreciate and agree that the safety, health and protection of our Club members, any visitors and our Staff are of paramount importance, particular those that may be in a higher risk category.

The RAFA Club serves up extremely tasty home cooked lunches and/or other frood – every Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday- between 12:00 to 4pm – in a Covid-Safe environment

Each week we provide a varied menu, that can include old style home-cooking favourites such as:-

*Beef Stew & Dumplings

*Chicken Roast

*Toad-in-the-Hole

*Fish Pie

*Chicken Stew & Dumplings

*Sea Bass

*Lasagne

*Ham, Egg & Chips

*Liver & Bacon

*Scampi & Chips & Salad

*Salmon

plus many more delights

Then – for dessert, you can choose from the following selection of favourites:-

*Apple Studel

*Jam Roly Poly

*Fruit Crumble

*Sticky Toffee Pudding

*Apple Pie

*Cheesecake

*Ice Cream

All of the above for the ridiculous cost of only £5 per dinner & £2 per dessert.

So why not pop by one lunch time and enjoy some dinner with us in a Covid-safe socially distanced environment – you certainly wont be disappointed & we’d love to see you.