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:  Richard Dilworth MVO

President: Post vacant

Vice Presidents:    

Honorary Treasurer & Honorary Secretary:  Peter Crispin

Bursary Administrator:  James Hughes


Committee Members:

Publicity:  Kieron Shaw

WebmasterPeter Crispin

Company Details

Royal Aero Club Trust Limited.

A company limited by guarantee.

Registered in England No 3346344.

Registered office:
The Royal Aero Club Trust
Buckminster Lodge


Grantham, Lincs

NG33 5RW

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Privacy Policy.   The Trust's privacy policy is shown below:

Royal Aero Club Trust Privacy Policy

New data protection laws came into force on the 25th May 2018 which included the General Data Protection Regulations (EU2016/679) (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Act, 2018, as well as other supporting legislation.

Under the terms of the new legislation, the Royal Aero Club Trust (the Trust) is a data controller as it holds personal data on those who have applied for bursaries, in some circumstances the parents or guardians of such applicants, and those who have donated to or otherwise supported the Trust.  The personal data held may include details of addresses, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, details of sponsoring flying clubs when appropriate and portrait or action photographs.  The Trust will hold the information to meet the its objectives as laid down in the Trust deed and shown on its website.  The Trust may, with the permission of those involved, use the information to publicise the work of the Trust and encourage other young people to benefit from the Trust and other donors to support the work of the Trust.

All personal data held by the Association will be maintained under secure conditions and will only be used for legitimate purposes which meet the objectives of the Trust.    Personal data will never be shared with third party organisations other than as described above.  Personal data will be maintained for such minimum period as be required by law.   

If anyone whose personal data is held by the Trust believes that the Trust has not complied fully with the relevant legislation, they have a right to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner.  However, the Information Commissioner would expect someone to have made a reasonable attempt to resolve the matter with the Trust before doing so.

All communication from the Trust since the 1st January 2018 has been in compliance with the Trust’s best understanding of the GDPR.  There is no need for beneficiaries of or donors to the Trust whose contact was before 1st January 2018 to make fresh declarations other than it is desirable for donors using Gift Aid to update their address details if necessary.  

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

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