Over the past two years the Armed Forces and Cadets Committee have been reviewing the Company’s affiliations with our Armed Forces Partners.
We have a strong relationship with 151 Regiment RLC, HMS ST ALBANS and with St Dunstan’s College CCF but it was felt that we needed to complete our affiliations and build a relationship with the RAF.
Not as easy as it sounds but after almost two years of discussions and negotiations the AFCC are proud to announce that The Company has now agreed an affiliation with RAF Cranwell. This will formally be signed by the Master and The Station Commander of RAF Cranwell at a Ceremonial Court next year.
Chairman of the AFCC, Keith Rowland commented ‘It is a great moment for the Worshipful Company of Marketors to have an affiliation with such a prestigious pillar of the RAF’
RAF Cranwell is not new to the world of Livery Companies as it already enjoys affiliations with The Honourable Company of Air Pilots and the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, both of whom have supported us in our affiliation process, for which we thank them.
In many cases of affiliations such as this the relationship is purely ceremonial. As Marketors we aim to provide pro-bono Marketing support to the RAF both locally and nationally through the team at RAF Cranwell and make it a truly working relationship where our skills as Marketing Professionals benefit the RAF and its Marketing objectives. We want it to be a ‘sleeves rolled up’ relationship that sits alongside the Ceremonial aspects of the relationship.
The Station hosts 22 RAF units including the renowned Royal AirForce College, the world’s first air Academy. The AFCC are planning a visit to RAF Cranwell early next year to start to get to know how everything works and will report back in the pages of Marketor Magazine.