Membership

Our Associations

The following are qualified to be members of the Association:

  • All who have served or are serving in The Regiment (both Regular and Reserve)
  • Those who have served in Former Regiments.
  • Widows and dependants of past members of The Regiment and of the Former Regiments, are eligible for membership as ‘Honorary Members’.
  • The Executive Committee is empowered to invite other suitable persons to become ‘Honorary Members’.

Regimental Secretary Area 1:

Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex

Currently gapped

Email contact

Area Secretary 2:

Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire

Major Tim Brown

Email contact

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County Information

The Royal Anglian Regiment is the East of England’s premier Infantry Regiment.

We have two Regular battalions and a Reserve battalion based in the East of England.

The 1st Battalion is based in Woolwich, South East London. Whilst the 2nd Battalion is based at Cottesmore, Rutland. The 3rd Battalion has a location in an Army Reserve Centre in close proximity to each of the 10 counties.

All three Battalions retain very strong links to the counties that they represent.

Use the interactive map to find out more information about the Royal Anglian Regiment’s responsibilities in each area.

Lincolnshire Leicestershire Rut Northants Cambs Beds Norfolk Suffolk Herts Essex

Norfolk

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Dereham Branch – Chairman: Dave Whitehead

Tel: 07934-430145

Email: yted@hotmail.co.uk

King’s Lynn Branch – Chairman: TBC

Gorleston & Great Yarmouth Branch – Chairman: Stan King

Regimental Chapel – Chapel of the Saint Saviour, Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH
Chapter Office: 01603-218300

Regimental Museum – Norwich City Museum, Castle Meadow, Castle Hill, Norwich, NR1 3JU

Curator: Mrs Kate Thaxton

Tel: 01603-493650

Email: kate.thaxton@norfolk.gov.uk

Norfolk Museum website

Suffolk

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County Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel M H Wenham
Chairman: Brigadier AJK Calder OBE DL tonycalder@talktalk.net 
Treasurer: Lieutenant Colonel Peter Dixon OBE dixonpeter@live.co.uk

Bury St Edmunds and District Branch

Chairman: Ian Robinson, Levertech Aviation Services Ltd.
B107 Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Road, Stansted Airport, Essex CM24 1QW

Tel: 07811 384711
Email: Ian.robinson@levertech.com

Ipswich and District

Chairman: Alan Coyne: Bumble Bee Hive, 15 Redwing Close, Ipswich IP2 0RQ

Tel: 01473 743200Email: alancoyne643@hotmail.co.uk

Stowmarket Branch

Chairman: Mr D King, 110 Bury Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1HT

Tel: 01449 675318

Felixstowe Branch

Chairman: Barry Grunnell: 49 Exeter Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7SJ
barrygrunnell@sky.com
Secretary: Mrs Helen Grunnell : tel: 01394-270146

Lowestoft Branch

Chairman and Secretary: Godfrey Wood: 28 Summerfield Gardens, Lowestoft, NR33 9BS
chippywood70@gmail.com

Beccles Branch

Chairman: M E Read: 143 The Avenue, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7LJ
Secretary: A Beckett: 11 Woods Loke West, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, NR32 3DN

Regimental Chapel – St Mary’s Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RT
Parish Office: tel 01284-754680 Parish email: office@wearechurch.net

Museum  – Suffolk Regimental Museum – The Keep, Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3RN
Open every Wednesday and first Sunday of the month: 09.30-15.30

See the Suffolk Regiment Museum

Essex

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County Colonel: Colonel Charles Thomas TD DL

Chairman: Colonel Thomas

Email: thomas056@charles4456.plus.com

Tel: 07891 836325 or 01376 514919

Colchester Branch

Chairman: Major Chris Wright chriswright70@hotmail.co.uk

Secretary: Lieutenant Colonel Brian Davenport brian.davenport587@gmail.com

Chelmsford Branch

Chairman: Eddie Yorston edwardyorston@hotmail.com

Secretary: Mick Chapman: 13, Lynbrook Close, Rainham, Essex RM13 8DD

Email: secretary@essexanglians.co.uk

Tel: 01708 520948 / 07717 000407

Museum – Essex Regiment Museum

Essex Regiment Museum, Oaklands Park, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9AQ
01245-605700

Regimental Chapel – The Regimental Chapel of The Royal Anglian Regiment and The Essex Regiment, Eagle Way, Warley, Essex CM13 3BN

Monthly Services are routinely held on the first Sunday of each month starting at 1100hrs. Visits to the Chapel to view the Regimental artefacts and memorials can be arranged via RHQ the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Email: INFHQ-QUEENS-RANG-ChfClk@mod.uk

Chelmsford City Museum

Cambridgeshire

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County Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel David Denson TD tel: 01733-208081
78 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey PE7 1XA

President: Lieutenant Colonel Tony Slater OBE
Secretary: Lieutenant Colonel Colin Elsden DL c.elsden357@btinternet.com

Whittlesey & District Branch

President: Derek Stebbing
Chairman: Bob Wicks
Secretary: Colonel David Denson TD tel: 01733-208081
78 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey PE7 1XA

Cambridge Branch

Chairman: Martin Boswell. mboswell@talktalk.net
Secretary: Colonel Roger Herriot OBE DL.
Truro House, 32 Cambridge Road, Impington, Cambs CB4 9NU Tel: 01223 504912. roger.herriot@gmail.com

Peterborough Branch

President: Colonel Peter Horrell TD,DL
Chairman: Terry Edge

Tel: 07895483904
Email: tedge46@outlook.com

Regimental Chapel

The Regimental Chapel of The Cambridgeshire Regiment, Chapel of St George, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4DL

Cambridgeshire Regiment Museum

Land Warfare Centre, IWM Duxford, Duxford, Cambs,

Cambridgeshire Regiment Museum website

Lincolnshire

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Lincoln Branch

Tel: 01522 800706
Email: royallincolns@gmail.com

Grimsby Branch

Tel: 07955994114
Email: Jamietaylor7899@outlook.com

Regimental Chapel – Armed Forces Chapel, Lincoln Cathedral.

Regimental Museum – Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY

Information about the Regiment with the National Army Museum

Leicestershire

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Royal Tigers Association

Captain Ty Smith
Association Secretary
Army Reserve Centre
Ullevrscroft Road
Leicester LE4 6BY

Tel: 0116 2489668
Email: secretaryrta@virginmedia.com

Regimental Chapel – Located within Leicester Cathedral

Museum of The Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Newarke Houses Museum
Leicester
LE2 7BL

See the museum website

Northamptonshire

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Northampton Branch

Mr Richard York
62a Harrington Road
Rothwell
Northants
NN14 6AR

Tel: 07769 232123
Email: rcyork29@hotmail.com

Finedon Branch

Tel: 07775 580481
Email: Rayogle@hotmail.co.uk

Regimental Chapel

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Northampton, NN1 2LY

Regimental Museum – Abington Park Museum Park Road South, Northampton, NN1 5LW

See the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery website

Bedfordshire

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Mr Basil Hirniak
18 Maltings Way
Great Barford
Bedford MK44 3LA

Tel: 07950 341340
Email: royalanglianassociationbedford@aol.com

Regimental Chapel

Church of the Transfiguration, 132 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BQ

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Museum

Wardown Park Museum, Old Bedford Rd, Luton LU2 7HA

Wardown Park Museum website

Hertfordshire

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Watford and Hemel Hempstead Branch

Lieutenant Colonel Peter King
The Old Forge
Water End
Great Gaddesden
Herts HP1 3BH

Tel: 07771 603000
Email: peter_king@btinternet.com

Regimental Chapel

Church of the Transfiguration, 132 Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8BQ

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Museum

Wardown Park Museum, Old Bedford Rd, Luton LU2 7HA

See the Wardown Park Museum website