Air Force Association is a welfare organisation in the non-governmental sector, actively involved in the welfare of air veterans and their families. The organization is also deeply committed in alleviating the sufferings of the widows and the destitute children.
The Association was established on September 15, 1980 under the patronage of Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh DFC. It has nineteen branches spread all over the country. In addition, it has two branches in UK and Australia. It has more than 79,850 Air Veteran members and 4500 Spouse members on its roll. The current President of the Association is Veteran Air Chief Marshal, Arup Raha PVSM AVSM VM.
The raising day of the Air Force Association is celebrated on September 15 every year. It is an occasion when the valour and heroic deeds of gallant Air Force personnel, who had made supreme sacrifice in the past to defend our country, are remembered. The Annual Day also provides opportunities to the serving and the retired Air Force personnel to strengthen the bonds of comradeship, brotherhood and espirit-de-corps.