Patron: Her Majesty The Queen

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Welcome to Scotland's Armed Forces children's charity

Watch our latest video about supporting armed forces children

In October 2015 the RCET held the fourth Practitioners Conference at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Over 100 professionals from Military, Education and Public Sector attended to discuss how to improve support for children from Armed Forces families.


RCET Practitioners Conference 2015 from Royal Caledonian Education Trust on Vimeo.



About the RCET

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust is an education trust supporting children from Armed Forces families. In 2015 we are celebrating our Bicentenary year, having cared for and educated children from Forces Families for 200 years.

For some children, repeatedly moving home, schools and communities, can lead to under achievement in school, particularly if families are experiencing financial difficulties, health problems and other issues at home.

We run an Education Programme, give grants to individuals and carry out research into the experiences of Armed Forces children.

“The RCET has been a lifeline. My son and daughter receive grants from the RCET to help with clothing and sporting activities, which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without the RCET. The job it does for families like ourselves is incredible.”

John, parent of grant recipients.

“If you have aspiration to achieve something in life whether it’s an art form, a profession or a trade the Caley has the potential to close the gap between what’s possible and what’s not.”

Kyle, grant recipient.

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