We are the British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - the only independent, all-ranks, tri‑service representative staff association open to serving members of any branch of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army or Royal Air Force, including the reserves.
Former members of the regular or reserve forces are also welcome.
All HM forces personnel of any rank are eligible to join and, as BAFF is not a political organisation, to take an active part in its activities if they like.
Launched in December 2006 in the face of heavy-duty opposition at the time, BAFF remains totally unofficial, and not in any way funded, sponsored or controlled by the Ministry of Defence, but still "friendly forces" to the British armed forces and veteran community in general.
The Federation's ongoing work includes its campaign for legal recognition of sensible representative arrangements for armed forces personnel, as in an armed forces representative body.