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Veterans Agency

A really useful Ministry of Defence web site.
Free Helpline 0800 169 2277
Textphone 0800 169 3458
Telephone Number (Overseas) +44 1253 866043
Website http://www.veterans-uk.info/
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Personnel, Pay and Pension Administration

Army Personnel Centre,
Personnel, Pay and Pension Administration,
Pension Division,
Mail Point 480,
Kertigern House,
65 Brown Street,
Glasgow,
G2 8EX
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Information on Forces Associations

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1st. Army Association.

Founded by Major John Dickson
HQ Orchard House,
White Cross Road,
Woodbury,
Salterton,
Devon
EX5 1EN
Tel/Fax: 01395 232594
The Association has branches in Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire, Devon, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Sussex, West Midlands, Wirral, Yorkshire.
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31st. Field Regt R.A.
(4th. Indian Division 
Old Comrades Association)

All members of the 31st are encouraged to join the O.C.A. details from the Honorary Secretary:
It has been reported to me that unfortunately Mr. A. J. Farthing has died. Could the new secretary please let me have his address.
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43rd. Wessex  Association.

Bill Edwards is the Secretary of the The 43rd. Wessex Association. He can be contacted by tel: 023 80253847,  Fax:  023 80255021, or by  E−MAIL .
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50th. Missile Club Royal Artillery.

Re-unions are held annually at various venues through out the country. For further information or membership, please contact the Secretary, Tony Todd by  E−MAIL  or Tel: 01387 262378 or  E−MAIL  Dave Jones. You can also visit their  WEB SITE .
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53rd. Welsh Division Veterans.

To all former members of the 53rd. Welsh Division who still remember the part they played both during the war and after, who wish to remain in contact with friends and comrades from the past. The 53rd Welsh Division association invite all those who served with the Division to contact W.H. (Bill) James, who is the secretary and treasurer, for further information. He can be contacted at:Maesycoed,
5 Harewood,
Molescroft,
Beverley,
Hull,
HU17 7EF
or by telephone on 01482 868147.
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British Korean Veterans Association.

Did you serve in Korea in the fifties? If so would you like to renew old friendships. The Roade Northampton Branch of the British Korean Veterans Association extend a welcome to come along to the Ex-Services Club on the Second Sunday in each month.
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British Nuclear Test Veterans Association.

Mrs. Sheila Gray,
11 Grosmont Drive,
Billingham,
Cleveland,
TS23 2EP
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Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Memorial Club.

Social gatherings every weekend evenings, 9 Hollyrood Cres. Glasgow G - 20, membership consists of Ordinary (Ex-Cameronians) and extra Ordinary (Ex-Services).  E−MAIL  Gavin Bate's for more details.
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Far East Veterans Association
(Manchester Branch).

All service men or women who served in the Far East, at any time from 1939 onwards, are invited to join the Association's Manchester Branch.
Contact:Ernest Mayo
Tel: 0161 237 5986.
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Farnworth Ex-Services Association.

Farnworth Ex-Services Association meet on the Second Wednesday of every month at 1300hrs at Farnworth and District Veterans Club, Brackley Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire.
For further details contact Anthony Martin,
Assistant Secretary tel: 01204 795028
or Mr Ken Burgess, Secretary, tel: 01204 793772.
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Grenadier Guards Association
(East Kent Branch).

We are a Charitable Organisation and aim to keep alive the comradeship formed in military service and provide welfare for our old and needy ex-servicemen and widows.
Visit our  WEB SITE. 
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Grenadier Guards Association
(Nottinghamshire Branch).

Hon Secretary Mr V Bradley, 47 Willerby Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4NZ Tel:  0115 9266721.
The objects of the association are to promote the efficiency of the Grenadier Guards and to maintain it's history, traditions and 'espirit de corps'. To receive either generally or individually, persons who are serving or have served in the Regiment, or their dependants, who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
Membership costs:- Life up to 55yrs 5.00, 55 yrs and over 3.00,
Annual membership from 1st Jan to 31st Dec 0.50.
Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of every month, with the exception of December, at the Victory Club, Church Drive East, Daybrook, Nottingham, starting at 7-30 p.m.
President: Captain R M Micklewait.
Vice President: Maj Sir Hervey Bruce Bt.
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Gulf Veterans Association.

Secretary:
A.C. Honer,
12 Meath Road,
ILFORD,
Essex,
IG1 1JA
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J.L.R.R.E. Association.

Open to all 'Ex-Freds' and permanent staff who were part of the 'Old Park Barrak' experience. This association is new and needs your support if you were either a Junior Leader R.E. or ex-permanent staff have a look at their WEB PAGE. 
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Middle East Forces Veterans Association.
(East Anglian Branch)

P.T. Banks,
"Lyndhurst" Broomhills Chase,
Little Birstead,
Billericay,
Essex
CM12 9TG
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National Ex Services Association.

NESA
PO Box 680
Stockport
SK3 3AB

The National Ex Services Association was set up many years ago by former Manchester regt soldier Arthur Lane(a captive of the Japanese during WW2). Its aim was to bring attention and voice to the causes of Ex Forces personnel and also to act as a forum for those who had served in previous wars and conflicts to discuss things together.
Have a look at their  WEB PAGE  for all the details, or contact them by  E−MAIL .
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National 
Malaya & Borneo Veteran's Association

John Hartland,
6 DeWint Avenue,
Lincoln,
LN6 7DZ.
Tel: 01522 870768
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National 
Malaya & Borneo Veteran's Association
(Swindon Branch)

The Swindon Branch of the National Malaya and Borneo Veteran's Association meet at 8 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the RAF Association, Swindon Branch HQ, 41-43 Bell View Road, SWINDON, SN1 3HW. For further details contact the Secretary, Godfrey Burton on 01793 827210.
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Parachute Regimental Association
(Lothian Branch)

The Parachute Regimental Association (Lothian Branch) meet on the Third Sunday of the month, at 1400 hours, in the Royal British Legion Scotland (Central Branch), Rodney Street, Edinburgh.
For further details visit their  FACEBOOK SITE .
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Pegasus Association.

Contact:
Bob Lomas, Secretary,
Bacons Cottage,
Dragons Green,
Horsham,
Sussex,
RH13 7JF
Tel: 01403 74173
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Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Association.

Secretary:
Maj J.C. Rogerson Rtd,
RHQ, PWRR,
Howe Barracks,
Canterbury,
Kent
CT1 1JY
Open to all ex-members of the Queen's Royal Regiment and the East Surrey Regiment. Membership include's Bi-Annual Newsletter and news of various reunions and functions. There is an 8 joining fee and after that membership is 2 per annum.
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Red Hackle
The Black Watch Association
Branch Finder.

A Database of local Black Watch Association Branches can be found at
 THE RED HACKLE  WEB SITE 
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Royal Artillery Association
Local Branch Finder

A Database of local Royal Artillery Association Branches can be found at
 THE RAA  WEB SITE 
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Royal Engineers Association
(Glasgow Branch)

The Glasgow Branch of the Royal Engineers Association meets on the 2nd. Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m., at the TA Centre, Hawkhead Road, Paisley. The Branch covers West Central Scotland, and has an excellent Welfare Section. For details contact the Secretary, Frank McGrogan on 01698 293573 or by  E−MAIL .
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Royal Engineers Association
(Lanarkshire Branch)

The branch meets on the 3rd. Tuesday for each of the months, September to April, and then the 3rd. Thursday for the months, May to August.
The meeting is held at the Indoor Bowling Club, Coatbridge at 20.00hrs.
We are active in REA functions such as Rippon, and have a varied program of dances, golf and bowling.
For more information contact:- Peter 01236 440537 or Jim 01355 901942
or  E−MAIL  Jim.
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Royal Signals Association
(Coventry Branch)

All ex-Royal Signals, including WRAC and ATS welcome.
Contact Cyril Foster, evenings only please.
Tel: 01203 501828
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Royal Signals Association
(Manchester Branch)

Meet at 1 p.m. on the 1st. Sunday of every month, at the Ladybarn Royal British Legion Club, in Beverly Road, Ladybarn, Manchester. The Royal British Legion Club is five minutes easy walk from Mauldeth Road Station for rail services from Piccadilly.
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Royal Signals Association
(West Wales Branch)

Meet at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Royal Naval Association Club, Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli. New members and partners are always welcome.
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South-West Wales
Far-East Prisoner-Of-War Club.

Contact:
Tom Coles,
12 Myrtle Grove,
Sketty,
Swansea,
SA2 0SJ.
Tel: 01792 204408
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Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society.

Our aim is to try to locate the remainder of all Taiwan POW camps, and to make sure the men from all the Commonwealth and Allied nations who were imprisoned in them have not, and will not, be forgotten. We also actively participate with the local Commonwealth governments each November in a service of remembrance for the former POWs at Kinkaseki. We have heard from a great number of former POWs and next of kin and would welcome any correspondence or inquiries or information which will help us achieve our goals.
Our mailing address is:
P.O. BOX 665,
YUNG HO,
TAIPEI 234,
TAIWAN,
R.O.C.
FAX: 886 2 8660-8439
 E−MAIL  or visit our  WEB SITE .
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West Sussex Combined
Ex-Services Association.

The annual subscription is 3.00. The association meet the first Tuesday of each month at
The West Tarring Working Mens Club, Pavilion Road, Worthing.
To join us contact:
Bob Scott. Membership Secretary.
44 Bolsover Road.
Worthing
West Sussex
BN13 1NT.
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Women's Royal Army Corps Dinner Club.

(what it says - is what it is)
For further details contact their  WEB SITE  or send an  E−MAIL .
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