AAFC National Council Inc Background and Purpose
The Australian Air Force Cadets National Council Incorporated (AAFC National Council) formerly known as the Air Training Corps National Council, was established in 1992 at the instigation of the then Chief of Air Force as a “non profit” organisation, independent of Air Force, to:
- Promote and support the Air Training Corps, now called Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC), and
- Stimulate in the AAFC an interest in all aspects of aviation through Air Force, civilian and other military aviation/aerospace industry contacts
The AAFC National Council provides a community and industry link between the AAFC and the civilian resources which can enhance the AAFC experience for cadets. In pursuit of its objectives, the AAFC National Council negotiates many forms of support for AAFC cadets from industry and the public, raises money through donations which is applied for the benefit of members of the AAFC – in particular by assisting with travel and expenses for overseas air cadet exchanges – and advocates the value of AAFC Cadets to Government, and to the wider community, by emphasising the skills and knowledge that cadets gain through their AAFC experience, and which they can use in whatever career they decide to pursue.
The AAFC National Council holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Office and donations to it are tax deductible.
The AAFC National Council is currently chaired by a Reserve Air Vice Marshal, who is supported by a committee comprised of serving and retired members of the Air Force, Officers of the AAFC, and members of the public with enthusiasm and capacity to assist the AAFC National Council in achieving its goals.