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.

**COVID19 UPDATE**-19th July 2021 – Following the Government’s lifting of Covid19 restrictions that were applied to the Hospitality industry (eg Pubs/Clubs/Nightclubs/Theatres etc) – The RAFA ClubCarlton Rd-Romford, are slowly introducing ‘live’ music entertainment and events, back to the Club – whilst still operating a sensible Covid safe approach within the club environment. As a result, for the time being – the following operational approach will still be in place:-

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

*In adherence to Health & safety standards – a process for managing attendance numbers and potential limitations will be maintained by the Club at all times.

*There will be no drinking (sitting or standing) at the Club bars

The RAFA Club serves up extremely tasty home cooked lunches and/or other food – every Wednesday / Thursday / Friday – between 12:00 to 3pm – fully adopting a sensible Covid-Safe approach at all times.

We are pleased to announce that with effect from Wednesday 19th May 2021 – the RAFA Club kitchen will re-open for its popular ‘Weekday Lunches’.

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 £6.50 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.

*Sunday Lunch – our roast dinner of either beef – lamb or chicken – is £8.95