About Us

The Royal Aero Club Trust was established in 1998.

Generous donations from several Royal Aero Club member associations and the Royal Aeronautical Society funded the initial expenses and Trust publicity.

We are actively raising funds so that we can help young people to take part in air sports and recreation, and to conserve the Club's unique collection of memorabilia.

If you love air sport and recreation, there are a number of ways in which you could assist the Trust in its tasks - these include Gift Aid Donations, Legacies and Covenants.

Trustees and Officers

Chairman of Trustees:

  • James Crocker 


  • The post is vacant following the recent death of Frederick O Marsh.

Vice Presidents:

  • Gavin Murphy
  • Peter Cruddas CRAeC

Honorary Treasurer & Honorary Secretary:

  • Peter Crispin

Bursary Administrator

  • David Bills


  • James Crocker (Chairman of Trust)
  • Peter Crispin (Trust Treasurer & Secretary)
  • Dick Poole
  • Andrew Dawrant
  • Sir David Hempleman-Adams KCVO
  • Richard Dilworth MVO
  • David Bills
  • Kieron Shaw
  • Kieron Shaw
  • Helen Burdis

Company Details

Royal Aero Club Trust Limited.

A company limited by guarantee.

Registered in England No 3346344.

Registered office:

The Royal Aero Club Trust
Chacksfield House 
31 St Andrew’s Roa 

Contact us

The Royal Aero Club Trust
Registered with The Charity Commission 
No. 1068451