Message from the president
Welcome to the official Website of the "Retired Armed Forces Officers' Association" (RAFOC).
The website is to keep members and the retired Armed Forces officers' community, as well as the general public informed on the objects and activities of RAFOC, and news on its members and other retired Armed Forces officers. ("Retired" refers to those in receipt or not in receipt of pensions).
RAFOC was formed as the platform to provide the occasions for the retired Armed Forces officers to get together, to continue the esprit-de-corps and "comradeship" established when they were in the Service, and now to show concern over each other. As an association, RAFOC is concerned over the well-being and the welfare of the retired Armed Forces officers and will be their "voice" on such related matters with the relevant Government departments and agencies. It is also the object of RAFOC to uphold the image and prestige of the institution to which they have served and to maintain the rapport between the retired and the current serving officers of the Armed Forces.
With these objects, RAFOC has been holding various social, religious, intellectual and sporting activities annually with an encouraging response and attendance. In addition, RAFOC has made its existence felt with the Armed Forces, JHEV, PERHEBAT, HAT Tuanku Mizan and other relevant government departments and agencies on matters related to the administration of the retired Armed Forces officers' community. Although not a welfare organisation per se, RAFOC has also assisted in the funeral arrangements and organized visits to the sick and elderly, and assisted the needy, from time to time. All these activities were posted onto our website.
The membership of RAFOC is open to all retired Armed Forces officers, with or without pensions. The response from the retired Armed Forces officers to register as members has been quite encouraging. However the number is still small compared to the 10,000 or so Armed Forces officers, from the three Services, who have since retired or left the Service. RAFOC must increase its membership in order for it to truly represent the retired Armed Forces officers' community and for its "voice" to be heard.
Thank you for visiting our RAFOC Website. I trust you find it useful if not informative.
JENERAL TAN SRI DATO' SERI ABD RAHMAN BIN ABD HAMID,
RAFOC was officially registered with the office of the Registrar of Societies, Kuala Lumpur on 9th September 1987. During the early years of its formation, RAFOC was able to organize a number of social and sporting activities amongst the retired Armed Forces officers from the three Services as well as sporting activities between the retired Armed Forces officers and the serving Armed Forces officers. Due to lack of interest and purpose, RAFOC has been dormant for the last few years. In November 2009, a number of retired officers (outside RAFOC) organised a reunion dinner, which was aimed at arousing the esprit-d-corps and comradarie of the retired Armed Forces officers from the three Services. It was well attended by over 700 retired Armed Forces officers from the three Services and their wives. The dinner was graced with the royal presence of DYMM Tuanku Raja Perlis (as a retired Armed Forces officer) and DYMM Tuanku Raja Perempuan Perlis. YB. the Minister of Defence and his Deputy as well as the Service Chiefs or their representatives also attended the dinner. A number of former Chiefs of the Defence Force, former Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force, were also there. As a result of the dinner, it was felt by many that the retired Armed Forces officers should have a vehicle to organise such a reunion in the future. It was decided by the organisers of the reunion to revive RAFOC instead of registering a new club/association. In view of this, RAFOC, which was given notice for de-registration, was allowed to reactivate its activities and to hold its Annual General Meeting, to meet the requirement of the Registrar of Societies. On 26th June 2010, RAFOC held its Annual General Meeting with the attendance of 68 members, exceeding the 50 required as the quorum. With the success of the meeting and the gradual increase in its membership which now exceeds 200 members, RAFOC can now play its role, primarily as the vehicle to organise activities for its members as well as the retired Armed Forces officers' community. Hopefully with the majority of the retired Armed Forces officers joining as members, RAFOC can take its role to represent the retired Armed Forces officers' community in its entire entity. Only then, RAFOC can be heard. Only then, RAFOC will be relevant. Only then, RAFOC can serve its purpose. Until then, RAFOC can only function as a vehicle to organise activities for its members and the retired Armed Forces officers' community.
Allahyarham Lt Kol Datuk Abdul Hamid bin Ibrahim, (Bersara)
YB. SENATOR LAKSAMANA TAN SRI MOHD ANWAR, (BERSARA)
The 6 photos above was Our beloved RAFOC President ‘s 80th birthday in his Residence in Taman TAR on 11th November 2018. Happy birthday Tan Sri President.
The list of photos shown above are from the recent RAFOC special committee meeting which was held on the 8th of November, 2018 at the Ministry of Defence. Overall was a very fruitful meeting.