The Royal Air Force Rifle Association was founded in 1921 with the object (as expressed at the time) of ‘promoting interest in small arms shooting for Service purposes by means of individual and collective competitions framed as far as possible to induce practice in methods which will lead to increased efficiency’. Since 1946, when it became the Royal Air Force Small Arms Association (RAFSAA), it has also been responsible for sporting shooting disciplines, as well as competition shooting with Service weapons. Proficiency in small arms is axiomatic for any military organisation. It is the most fundamental of military skills that not only saves our lives and those of our comrades, but also invariably provides that battlewinning edge. As recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere have proven, this is as true today as it was in 1921. Marksmanship honed by competition shooting, whether it be with Service or sporting weapons, thus contributes to military efficiency. In short, it wins battles – as members of our Association will testify personally.


Air Vice Marshal Harv Smyth

Air Commodore Scott Miller

Air Commodore Scott Miller (Chair)
Anthony Greenwood
Group Captain (Ret’d) Robert Fishwick
Wing Commander (Ret’d) Chris Hockley (Treasurer Plans & Budgets
Squadron Leader Kris Cressy (Director Sports Disciplines)
Flight Lieutenant Adrian Waters

Squadron Leader (Ret’d) Paul Upham

Wing Commander Alex Grunn

Wing Commander Ian Mollan

Flight Sergeant Joe Mullholland



The RAF Small Arms Association has a long history of partnering with organisations and would be delighted to engage with any organisation wishing to set up a sponsorship agreement to help enrich the lives of our Service personnel.  The RAF Benevolent Fund has recently recognised the support of RAF Small Arms and the Bakers Livery Company in their 2018 Award for “outstanding support from an organisation”, take a look at the video below.


The Royal Air Force Small Arms Association is Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales, registration number 1176860

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