WRAC Association News

All the news related to Association announcements and events will be presented on this page...

WRAC Association members are reminded that Annual Subscriptions are due for renewal as at 01 October. The online payment system on the WRAC Association website has recently been upgraded to facilitate subscription renewals to be set up as an annual recurring payment by debit or credit card, think of it as 'fire and forget'. These recurring payments can be cancelled at anytime by the individual member or by contacting HQ.

You can pay online by using the Member Login at the top right of the website and completing the Membership Renewal Form. Full instructions are provided for anyone who has forgotten their Member Login details. Subscriptions can of course still be paid by cheque, cash, by telephone to HQ, or by Standing Order (details in Lioness).

Life Members who joined many years ago are reminded that their £50 joining fee will have long since been exhausted. Life Membership is no longer offered to new joiners, existing Life Members may wish to consider setting up an Annual Membership payment.

Please note that the Donate page of the website has also been updated in a similar manner to facilitate either a one off donation or a recurring monthly donation (from £5).

FAQClick here for more details.


WRAC Association 2017 Diaries are in stock now priced at £5 inc p&p. Order online or by phone 0300 400 1992 (mornings).

Thank you to all members of the WRAC Association and their supporters who ran the Great Newham London 10K on Sunday, ending in the Olympic stadium and crossing the famous finishing line. A magnificent effort organised by Wendy Hooton which has raised a fantastic amount for the WRAC Association. Thank you to all. The response has been overwhelming and really celebrates the spirit of the Association. See you all again next year!

The funeral of Major (Retired) Lynette A E Hopkin MBE will take place at 11:15 on Monday 18 July 2016 at Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Goldalming, Surrey, GU7 3DB. A wake will be held afterwards at a local pub. The organisers of the wake would be grateful for an indication of numbers. To help facilitate this, if you are planning to attend, please contact the WRAC Association on officemanager@wracassociation or 0300 400 1992 by Thursday 14 July 2016 and we will pass on the numbers to the organiser. To avoid confusion, if you have already indicated your attendance by other means please do not provide duplicate numbers to us.

Tributes can be made via the Funeral Director's website

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Major (Retired) Lyn Hopkin MBE, former Director of Music WRAC Staff Band, on 03 July 2016 just 2 days prior to her 90th birthday. Funeral details to follow.

A programme of refurbishment of the planted beds in the WRAC Association plot at the National Memorial Arboretum has been completed, including the replacement of all the timbers.

Well done to all the WRAC Association Patron's Lunch Entertainment Parade volunteers, with a special mention to 90 year old Helen Morse (sharing a birthday year with our Patron HM The Queen).

The funeral of Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Audrey Purton OBE will take place at 13:15 on Thursday 09 June 2016 at Chichester Crematorium (Westhampnett Road, PO19 7UH).

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Audrey Purton OBE WRAC Provost on 20 May 2016, a few days after her 90th birthday. Funeral details to follow.

Don't forget that you can now follow the WRAC Association on Twitter

Good luck to WRAC Association member Marg Davies who has embarked on a 100 mile walk along the South Downs Way to raise money for the MS Society and the WRAC Association. Marg started her walk on Monday 18 April and this photo was taken at her lunch stop in Exton. If you would like to sponsor Marg you can do so via her Virgin Money Giving page.


The meeting of the Council of the WRAC Association on 10 February 2016 agreed on the publication of the Area Chairmen Role.

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Comradeship, esprit de corps, benevolence and preserving traditions. The WRAC Association:  maintaining contact between former members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Auxiliary Territorial Service Territorial Army, Women's Royal Army Corps, Women's Royal Army Corps Territorial Army, WRAC Territorial and Volunteer Reserve and women still serving in the Army.                                                                      

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