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

The WRAC Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its' activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment of staff, selection of Trustees and Council members, membership and esprit de corps activities, and the distribution of Benevolence and other services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members.

Mrs Jean B Collyer MBE (formerly Major J B MacDowall MBE, Director of Music WRAC Band) died peacefully on 18 July 2015 aged 95. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 2pm on 10 August 2015 at St Peter & St Paul Church, South Street, Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, ME13 8PH.

Arrow Media, a UK TV company, are producing a documentary for Channel 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. During the documentary they are meeting a wide range of people who served in all different areas during the battle, however they would particularly like to speak to any ex ATS Ack Ack Gunners or others who served in the Air Defence of Britain.

If you would like to assist them in the making of this documentary by sharing your experiences please contact Arrow Media directly (not the WRAC Association):
email: glenn.dance@arrowmedia.com
Mobile: 07925 419164

Arrow Media, a UK TV company, are producing a documentary for Channel 4 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. During the documentary they are meeting a wide range of people who served in all different areas during the battle, however they would particularly like to speak to any ex ATS Ack Ack Gunners or others who served in the Air Defence of Britain.

If you would like to assist them in the making of this documentary by sharing your experiences please contact Arrow Media directly (not the WRAC Association):
email: glenn.dance@arrowmedia.com
Mobile: 07925 419164

If you know of any Burma Star or Pacific Star holders, or widows of those who held this military decoration please click here for details of how they can attend (including help with travel expenses). The closing date is Friday 17 July 2015.

During the sumer of 2015 work is being carried out to refurbish and re plant the three rear beds in the WRAC Association plot at the National Memorial Arboretum. The work is being carried out in phases, therefore if you are planning a summer visit you may find the rear of the plot looking a little less than perfect at times!

Over 30 members of the WRAC Association were proud to march in the Armed Forces Day National Event Parade held in Guildford on Saturday 27 June 2015. The salute was taken by HRH The Duke of York, KG. Some of those participating had taken part in the Parade on 22 June 1988 when the WRAC received the Freedom of the Borough of Guildford.AFD 2015 1

Keep an eye on the event website for updates including detailed travel information and details of Park & Rides from Aldershot, Wisley and Merrist Wood.

The following message was received from Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the WRAC Association, on the occasion of her birthday on 21 April.

The WRAC Association (incorporating QMAAC and ATS Comrades Association) will be represented by our National Standard Bearer, Sharon Joyce, at a Service of Remembrance to be held at the Cenotaph on Friday 08 May to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. On Sunday 10 May our Deputy National Standard Bearer, Tammy Kirkwood, will represent the WRAC Association in a Parade to lead WW2 veterans from Westminster Abbey to St James's Park, via Whitehall and Horse Guards. Funding is now available for veterans and their carer to cover travel costs to London for VE Day 70 events on 8-10 May. To find out more click here

The Standard of the ATS Members of AckAck Command is to be laid up in York Minster during the 11.30 Matins service on Sunday 21 June 2015. If you would like to attend, or know of any former ATS members who would like to attend please contact Mrs Jane Birdsall by 01 June 2015 as she is coordinating numbers and wheelchair space with York Minster.  Phone 01484 860174 (leave answerphone message) or email j dot birdsall at talktalk dot net

Congratulations to all those lucky enough to win a prize in the WRAC Association Grand Reunion 2015 Grand Draw. 

Grand Draw 2015 Prize List

This Saturday, 18th April, I will be starting the first day of my 100 mile solo walking challenge around the Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales. I would like to say a massive thank you to all the people who have sponsored me to date. I am close to my target sponsorship (before Gift Aid is added) and would dearly love to reach it before I set out.

Marg is raising money for the WRAC Association, Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. You can donate directly via her Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. Llyn Map jpeg

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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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Phone  0300 400 1992
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1 Winnall Valley Road
Winchester
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