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Our Military Affiliates

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We are very proud of our affiliation with Military Units, The Royal Navy (HMS Lancaster); the Royal Air Force (5001 Squadron) and the Army (101 Regiment RE).

5001 Squadron is based at RAF Wittering and is the RAF resource for mobile airfield facilities. The squadron has recently served with distinction in Cyprus, Iraq and Afghanistan and is always ready to be mobilised anywhere in the world.

HMS Lancaster has recently been in Devonport undergoing a major refit. She is pictured being towed to Devonport.  She is now fully crewed and is undergoing extensive sea trials.

1 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD&S) is an Army Reserve unit based in London, Essex and Kent. The regiment is unique in the Army Reserve, being the only Reserve unit responsible for explosive ordnance disposal. The regiment also carries out a chemical warfare role and trains its personnel to operate biological detection equipment and work in toxic environments.

The regiment has a long history of service, and was often called into service in London and the South East in the disposal of WWII munitions. Headquartered in Catford, the Regiment retains its London links and identity. More recently, the regiment has frequently mobilised soldiers in support of operations all over the world including Afghanistan, Iraq and Cyprus.

All photographs are Crown Copyright and are courtesy MOD


We also support the cadets of 14 Company South West London Army Cadet Force.  The cadet force is the way in which young people are given a taste of military life, discipline and commitment.  14 Company have saved up our contributions over the years to allow them to procure new standards and these were presented by the then Master at one of their winter camps.  They have recently used our financial support to purchase software that has helped them through the Covid-19 crisis. Please read their latest newsletter.

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