Lincoln Branch - Royal Signals Association
The RSA Lincoln Branch formed out of a ‘get together’ by the late Frank Philp in May 1976. Permission to form a ‘Lincoln Branch’ was given by the RHQ on 27th May 1976, and the inaugural meeting was held on 9th August 1976 in the TAVR Drill Hall, Newport, Lincoln.
The Branch currently has 30 members, not just from Lincoln, but from all parts of the county including, Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Louth and Horncastle.
We are a small but active branch, thanks to our Entertainments Officers, John Hudson & Edd Mulhall, who organise our dinners, lunches and visits. We also enjoy a close relationship with the Lincoln Branch of the Parachute Regt Association, who hold their meetings on the same night as ours. Afterwards we all get together in the bar for a convivial evening.
The Corps Family looks after its own
Each year hundreds of thousands of pounds of RSBF money is channeled to serving or former Signalers and their dependents in need. We at local level have a dedicated Visiting Officer who carries out hospital visits and home visits, it is time consuming but worthwhile. We report at monthly branch meetings on how individual members, who are absent through illness, are fairing – keeping members in the picture and ensuring we carry on looking after our own.
The Branch prides itself on being a family of retired Officers and soldiers of the Corps and we try hard to encourage serving members from local units to come along to meetings – keeping the retired members in the picture with the serving Corps.
We encourage and actively seek new members of the Corps Family to join the Branch. If you are an ex member of the Corps living in Lincolnshire come along and join us, you will be made most welcome.
Branch meetings are on the first Thursday of every month with the exception of the month of JANUARY, and AUGUST at Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln.
The meetings are held in the The Keep at 1930hrs. Meet in the bar at 1900hrs.
All serving and ex-members of the Corps are welcome, along with any ex-WRAC ladies who were attached to the Corps.
Membership of the branch (not the RSA) is an annual payment of £10.
|Maj (retd) Derek Wood MBE||President|
|Dave Savage||Vice Chairman|
|Ben Revell||Standard Bearer|
|Maj. (retd) Derek Wood MBE||Visiting Officer|
1st February 2018
David Hambidge our Secretary decided that he would like to reliquish his role as Branch Secretary due to ill health. David has served the branch very well for several years; his attention to detail in keeping us all in the loop the recording of the minutes and swift dissemination of the same, as well as the keeping up with and recording the correspondence has been to the benefit of us all.
His place will taken by Sylvia Revell, whom we have no doubt will serve the branch equally as well.
14th December 2017
The branch held it’s annual Christmas Lunch at the Woocock Hotel.
Thirtyone members, wives and guests had a very convivial afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
24th June 2017
Armed Forces Day in Lincoln.
6th June 2017
The 73rd anniversary of D-Day and branch member Pat Constance was at the National Memorial Arboretum to attend the memorial service and to be presented with the Legion of Honour by the French Consul.
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