In 2018 the Royal Air Force will celebrate its centenary and the RAF Mini Club plans to join this event with a project of our own.
Since the birth of the Mini, the RAF has had a strong relationship with the world’s greatest little car. Battle of Britain pilots used to race around the airfield perimeter tracks to get their adrenaline rush, it was these secret races that soon led to the creation of some of the greatest circuits like Silverstone and Goodwood. The RAF also adopted the Mini as part of its working fleet, thousands were purchased and used in roles such as the RAF police patrol wagon, the Commanding Officers run around and the Squadron dog’s body van ready to scramble its pilots to their aircraft.
Our plan for the next two years will be a community restoration project of a classic RAF Mechanical Transport Fleet Mini to be completed by the anniversary year. The vehicle will then go on tour for the show season of 2018 and finally donated to RAF Museum as part of the historic heritage held between the RAF and Mini, something that has been lost over the years. We have a neglected Mini ready to begin the project and time is now ticking.
As a community project, we would like our closest and most respected friends, experts and specialists to help and support us by getting involved, donating time, experience, resources or even just some moral support enabling the club to achieve its goal creating a piece of Mini history.
Over the years we have supported some of our closest charities in the many events we take part in, for example, the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Projects we organised have raised close to £25k for the Royal Air Forces Association. We are aiming to accomplish a similar if not greater achievement with the #RAF100Mini project.
Any donation of the above no matter how small or large will be greatly appreciated and will be essential to our success.
Please follow the project over our Social Media sites using #RAF100Mini, via our Website, and you can also email us at