The story of Pilots is a fascinating one and offers important insight in terms of what the organisation is all about. Pilots started with a boy from Tottenham who got himself lost in the Pacific…Well, kind of…in a roundabout way…

Read more: The Story of Pilots

The Pilots badge is not simply a logo, but is, in fact, full of meaning.


Pilots Badge



Want to learn more about the history of John Williams or Pilots? Click here to visit our online History Archive containing letters, articles, pictures, presentations and reflections from the life of the organisation and the missionary whose name Pilots continues to honour today.

If you have any questions about the History Archive, or have something you think should be included in the archive, please contact the Pilots Desk on 020 7916 8637, or Pilots Desk, URC House, 86 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RT.

ToPMediumPilots aims to encourage children and young people in the work they are already able to do in making the world a better place, believing that God has created all people for this purpose, whoever they are and whatever they believe.

The concept of ‘mission’ concerns everything which aims to protect the values of God (peace, understanding, hope, care, justice, faith, love... everything which leads towards a better existence for all), such as the provision of food for the hungry, shelter for the vulnerable, comfort for the weary. Mission is also about giving people the opportunity, should they wish to take it, to enter a relationship with God and see the part they have to play in protecting these values.

Read more: The Theology of Pilots