Dorset RSA

Dorset Branch of the RSA

50th Anniversary Dinner

On 20th October 2017 the Branch held a dinner at the Masonic Lodge, Blandford, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Branch.

Col (Retd) Cliff Walters

Presented with a gavel and block by Bob Simpson BEM

Abby Abdulrahman

Receiving his 50 year badge and certificate from Dorset Branch President Col (Retd) Cliff Walters

Bob Simpson BEM

Founding member of the Branch presented with his 50-year badge by Chairman Geoff Grover

Meetings

 

We meet 9 times a year for a monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at:

Blandford Constitutional Club
Dale House
Salisbury Street
Blandford Forum
Dorset
DT11 7PY

Meetings start at 1930 hrs for 2000 hrs. The meeting lasts from 30 minutes to an hour depending on topics to be discussed. Afterwards we retire to the bar for a beverage and a chinwag.

Join your local RSA

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

Functions and Events

The main function of the year is the Annual Dinner Dance held in April or May, which takes place at a suitable venue in Blandford. During dinner we are entertained by the Stour Valley Brass Band, many of the members are ex-members of the Corps band. After dinner there is another Band to play dance music. This is a very popular evening with about 60 – 70 members and guests attending.

We hold an annual BBQ in the grounds of Dale House this takes place on a Sunday in July or August, this is the ideal chance to bring along your family for an enjoyable afternoon with good food, a raffle and horse racing.

In January we hold an AGM which takes place on a Sunday morning and is followed by a lunch with our wives/partners at a suitable venue in the Blandford area.

We also hold other Dinner nights and Supper evenings usually in June, October and December in the Blandford area.

Are you a serving or retired soldier?

We are always on the lookout for new members. If during your service you donated a day’s pay to the RSA (which does lots of good work with ex members of the Corps) then you are entitled to become a life member of the Association and a member of our branch. Do get in touch via the Royal Signals Website or contact one of the committee members (see below).

Get in touch

Dorset Branch Committee

President – Col (Retd) Cliff Walters
Chairman  –  Mr Geoff Grover
Secretary  – Mr Terry Disney
Treasurer  – Dennis Usher
Vice Chairman – Mr John Rees
Social Member – Terry (Walt) Disney
Welfare/Visiting Officer – Martin Roberts
Standard Bearer – Volunteer required
Publicity Officer – Andy Soward

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