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Welcome to the Artillery Clerks' Association website.

The Artillery Clerks' Association was formed at Woolwich on Saturday 7th March 1998.

Providing a focal point, it is essentially an old comrades association of former Artillery Clerks, either serving or retired, promoting comradeship amongst its members.

The Artillery Clerks' Association is affiliated to and is a branch of the Royal Artillery Association (RAA). All members of the Artillery Clerks' Association are granted life membership of the RAA on acceptance.

Each year the Association holds reunions in the UK and Germany. The next UK reunion is to be held at Larkhill between the 7th and the 9th of June 2019. The Germany reunion will be confirmed later in the year.

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Notices

Future Association Reunions Survey

At the AGM on Saturday 8th June 2019, I facilitated a discussion/consultation on the date/venue/format/cost of future Association Reunion Weekends to gauge members’ feelings and thoughts on the preferred way ahead now that the Association has “come of age” and reached its 21st Anniversary since the inaugural dinner held in Woolwich on 7th March 1998.

This discussion was prompted to a degree by the decline, year on year, of members attending the Reunion Weekends at Larkhill (averaging no more than 33 in recent years), and the desire to improve attendance.

The second stage of this consultation is to reach out to the wider membership not present at the AGM and to tease out more evidenced views in order to help the Committee determine the way ahead for the 2020 Reunion Weekend and beyond.

You will be aware that over the past three years the Committee has looked into the viability of other alternative venues such as the Union Jack Club and the Victory Services Club in London and Gamecock Barracks in Bramcote, Nr Nuneaton. All three alternatives have been discounted due to the combined cost of a Banqueting Room (with bar) hire, accommodation, catering and, important for some, bar prices.

Larkhill is now the Royal Artillery Centre of Excellence where we are fortunate enough to enjoy the support of 34 Battery, the RARSM, the Regimental Secretary and also the ability to retain our traditional regimental dinner format.

The Committee would like to hear your views and will be grateful if you can respond to the survey link below as soon as possible but no later than Sunday 30th June 2019.

Future Reunion Survey

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS REMINDER

The annual subscription for the Association is now £15. Could all members already paying by Direct Debit ensure they have instructed their bank to adjust the fee payable to £15 so that the correct amount is paid on the 1st January 2020?

The financial well-being of our Association relies on the payment of the annual subscriptions on time. The preferred route is by Direct Debit mandate – once set up with your bank you can then enjoy peace of mind that your annual subscription will be paid on time, in one convenient payment. In addition, there is an opportunity to increase Association funds by committing to the Gift Aid scheme.

All members are encouraged to commit to the Gift Aid scheme and to the Direct Debit payment method.