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.

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


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

Monday 20th January 2020 Centenary Plaque Unveiling & Memororial Service

at Aldershot Garrison Church



Thursday 20th February Morning Talk
at Fleet Parish Church Community Centre

The Story of ENSA
(Entertainments National Service Association)


Saturday 21st March
The Mill at Sonning 
Lunch and Play

Play: Relatively Speaking 
By Alan Ayckbourn

Sunday 19th April
AGM & Spring Lunch 

at the  Camberley Heath Golf Club


Thursday 14th May
Annual Quiz Night 

in Barracks at Aldershot Garrison 


Wednesday 17th June
Guided Tour & Lunch

at RMA Sandhurst


Saturday 27th June
Corps Centenary Review

at Blandford Camp, Dorset





Thursday 16th July
Summer Pub Lunch

at the Bat and Ball Pub


Saturday 19th September
100th Anniversary Dinner

at RMA Sandhurst 

Wednesday 14th October
Outing to Amberley Museum


Thursday 19th November
Autumn Morning Talk
Story of the WASBIES
(Womans’s Auxiliary Servies Burma)
at Fleet Parish Community Centre 

Thursday 19th December
Christmas Lunch

at The Withies Inn Compton


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

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

Contact Aldershot RSA