RSA Chesterfield Branch
We hold regular meetings the first Monday of each month. The meetings are held at:
Meetings start at 2000 Hrs and last approximately half an hour after which we have a social evening which includes a quiz, bingo and a delicious buffet supper and on occasions we have a guest speaker.
All ex-Signallers or attached personnel are welcome to our meetings perhaps with a view to joining the branch as we are always seeking to recruit new members. Visitors from other branches of the association, currently serving personnel and Wives and partners are also more than welcome to attend.
Join your local RSAMembership of The RSA is open to any person – Regular, TA/Reserve, National Service, ATS, WRAC – who served with the Corps.
The branch was formed in mid 1950 and meetings were held at The Lord Nelson Inn, Stephensons Place, Chesterfield, as Chesterfield Branch Royal Signals Association.
In October 1952 a dance was held at the Hardwick Inn, Hardwick, to raise funds to purchase the branch standard and the standard was purchased at a cost of £32. The branch was invited to use the Drill Hall at Ashgate, Chesterfield in 1955 and the branch remained there until the Drill Hall closed in 1967 at which point the branch moved to Boythorpe Drill Hall, Chesterfield.
The branch moved again to the Square and Compass Inn, West Bars, Chesterfield in 1969 and remained there until 1994 when the branch moved to Haig House, Glumangate, Chesterfield HQ Royal British Legion. Branch meetings have been held there to date except for one occasion on 3 rd March 1997 when the AGM was held in The Mayor’s Parlour, Town Hall, Chesterfield after a social invitation for RSA members and their wives to a visit and attend a guided tour of the Parlour by The Mayor of Chesterfield Mr Geoff Waddoups who was at that time Hon. Secretary of the Branch.
In 1994 Certificates and 50 year badges were presented to three branch members:
Mr. D.H. Naylor
Mr. L. Booth
Mr. B. Spencer
In 2003 our Chairman Mr. K Silcock was awarded his Certificate and 50 year badge by our President Mr. D Naylor who is a founder member of the branch.
Chesterfield Branch Committee
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