Aldershot RSA

RSA Aldershot Branch

About Aldershot Branch

We are one of the original 13 branches established in 1920 immediately after the formation of the Corps the previous year.

A warm welcome awaits.

The Branch is centred in Aldershot, but its membership covers a large area of Hampshire and West Surrey.

This is broadly defined by the GU postal code but those living outside this general area are welcome to join when there is no other branch near them.

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Membership of The RSA is open to any person – Regular, TA/Reserve, National Service, ATS, WRAC – who served with the Corps

Aldershot RSA Branch Information

The branch strives to further the overall aims and objectives of the Royal Signals Association by:

  • Forming a focal point in the Aldershot area for ex members of Royal Signals and their partners, thus helping to maintain their links with the Corps.
  • Fostering links between the Retired Corps and the Serving Corps by keeping in touch with Royal Signals units in Aldershot and the surrounding area.
  • Maintaining liaison with neighbouring branches of the Association and with other Service-related organisations.
  • In times of need, rendering help and assistance in the local area to ex members of the Corps and their dependants.

The achievement of the Branch objectives is fostered by a programme of monthly events. Our newsletter, entitled “Mercury”, is published three times a year, giving full details of future and past events and other branch news. Recent editions can be viewed using the links.

Christmas 2016

ALDERSHOT COMMITTEE

Chairman Noel Moss
Deputy Chairman Mike Wilson
 Secretary Mary Pagan
Treasurer Keith Hall
Membership Chris Endean
Programme Secretary Neville Lyons
Newsletter Editor Gill Ovenden
Committee Member Donald Swift-Hook
Branch Events
Thursday 14th March
Morning Talk

The Exciting City of Berlin
1931-1989 
By Alan Grace

Sunday 14th April 2019
AGM Lunch

at Camberley Heath Golf Club

Thursday 16th May
Annual Quiz Night 

at St Omer Barracks, Aldershot

Thursday 20th June
Morning Talk

British War Artists of the Second
World War by Neville Lyons

Thursday 16th July
Pub Lunch 

at the Bat and Ball, Farnham

Thursday 26th September

Visit to Petworth House & Park

 

Come and join us for a great lunch with good company !

Sunday 20th October
Autumn Lunch

at Camberley Heath Golf Club

 

Thursday 14th November
Morning Talk 

Catherine the Great to Vladimir Putin, 300 years of Russian Military History by David Williams

Tuesday 3rd December
Pub Lunch 

at the Bat and Ball, Farnham

 

If you would like to join us on one of our events please complete the contact form below and we will email you the appropriate Event Slip

Branch History

Branch History

A founding RSA Branch

The original 13 branches of the Association are recorded in The Wire of March 1921. From that list only Birmingham, Liverpool, Derby, Glasgow and London remain today in addition to Aldershot. Many more branches have, of course, been formed.

In those early days Aldershot was an important centre for the Corps with Mons Barracks housing several units and by 1926 there were no less than three Association branches there. These were eventually amalgamated into the Aldershot, Farnborough and District Branch but this was to close during WW2. It reformed after the war as the Aldershot Branch which had it inaugural meeting on 9th April 1949 in the Alexandra Hotel.

A full history of the Aldershot Branch can be found by following the link opposite/below.

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