RSA Harrogate Branch
We hold regular monthly meetings the third Friday of the month. Meetings start at approximately 2000 Hrs and are held at:
St Roberts Catholic Club
5 Robert Street
It must be stressed, that the Royal Signals Association is a non-political organisation, and that the venue has been chosen for it’s convenient location. The club facilities are made available for our meetings, free of charge.
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 First recorded meeting of the Harrogate Branch of the Association was held over half a century ago on Friday 16 th November 1951. The meeting was held in the Drill Hall situated on Strawberry Dale, and was attended by 19 members. The last recorded meeting was held on Thursday 10th October 1970. This was held in Hut 15 of Hilderbrand Barracks with only 4 members in attendance. On 11th February 1971 an AGM was called, with only 3 members attending. The meeting was cancelled and no further entries were recorded in the minute book.
On the 28th March 1982, and 2nd May 1982, meetings were held to discuss the re-establishment of the branch. These meetings were attended by Lt Col (Retd) L J D Davies TD, Maj (Retd) K G Doyle, and Mr P C Wood. The reaction to these meetings was the decision to have a re-inaugural meeting on the 21st May 1982 in the Cpl’s Club (The old Sgts Mess) in Uniacke Barracks. The re-inaugural meeting was supported by 48 members and apologies were received from a further 9 members.
The current membership of the Harrogate branch reflects the diversity of the Corps, and has members whose origins stem throughout the UK, and even as far a field as Fiji. We currently have a membership of approximately seventy, and are actively recruiting new members.
We respect the past, but are not bound by it, and progressively move forward to meet the needs and aspirations of our membership, in an ever changing world. We strongly encourage all ex- members of the corps to attend our monthly informal gatherings, to continue old friendships, and to make new ones.
Harrogate Branch Committee
The committee is democratically elected by the membership annually at the AGM, and is elected to carry out their duties and responsibilities on behalf of the branch for a period of one year.
|President||Lt Col (Retd) Ian Buckley MBE|
|Chairman||Mr David Aldous|
|Vice President||Mr Chippy Wood|
|Vice President||Mr Bruce Graham|
|Secretary||Mr Gerry Whelan|
|Treasurer||Mr Mick Davis|
|Welfare Officer||Mr Rick Levett|
|Standard Bearer||Mr Syd Wilson|
If you would like any further information regarding the branch, branch membership, or would like to visit us on one of our Friday night social evenings, please do not hesitate to contact the branch secretary, using the form below, we would be pleased to help.