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.



As from 17th October 2020 the 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 anybody outside their household or support bubble ‘in any indoor setting’.
  • The ‘Rule of 6’ continues to apply for socialising outdoors, for instance in a garden or public space like a park or beach.
  • Pubs, Restaurants & Club’s – must ensure that customers consume food and drink only while seated.
  • Exercise Classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors but will only be permitted indoors if it 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



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 MUST sign 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


**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 every Wednesday / Thursday / Friday – between 12:00 to 2:30pm – 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


*Fish Pie

*Chicken Stew & Dumplings

*Sea Bass


*Ham, Egg & Chips

*Liver & Bacon

*Scampi & Chips & Salad


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


*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.