Royal Signals Association Lincoln Branch

Jimmy- Badge of the Corps

This site is primarily photo's of the Branches activities. For more information please visit RSA Lincoln Branch on the official Royal Signals Association website.


About the Branch

The RSA Lincoln Branch formed out of a 'get together' by the late Frank Philp in May 1976. Permission to form a 'Lincoln Branch' was given by the RHQ on 27th May 1976, and the inaugural meeting was held on 9th August 1976 in the TAVR Drill Hall, Newport, Lincoln.

The Branch currently has 28 members, not just from Lincoln, but from all parts of the county including, Immingham, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Louth and Horncastle.

We are a small but active branch, thanks to our Entertainments Officers, John Hudson & Phil Staples, who organise our dinners, lunches and visits.

We also enjoy a close relationship with the Lincoln Branch of the Parachute Regt Association, who hold their meetings on the same night as ours. So afterwards we all get together in the bar for a convivial evening.

We meet the first Thursday of every month with the exception of the month of JANUARY, and AUGUST at Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln.

The meetings are held in the Keep, at 1930hrs. Meet in the bar at 1900hrs.

However, in the Winter months (November to February),we meet at the same location but at 1130 hrs.

All serving and ex-members of the Corps are welcome, along with any ex-WRAC ladies who were attached to the Corps.

Membership is an annual payment of £10.


Name Position Home Phone Mobile Email
Major (retired) Derek Wood MBE President & Visiting Officer email Derek
Mr John Hudson Chairman & Entertainment
Mr David Hambidge Secretary email David
Mr Ben Revell Treasurer & Standard Bearer   email Ben
Mr Edd Mulhall Entertainment  
Date Time Place
1st February (AGM) 11:00 for 11:30 The Bar, Sobraon Barracks
1st March 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
8th March - Quarterly Lunch 12:00 for 12:30 TBN
5th April 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
3th May 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
7th June 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
14th June - Quarterly Lunch 12:00 for 12:30 TBN
5th July 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
6th September 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
13th September - Quarterly Lunch 12:00 for 12:30 TBN
4th October 19:00 for 19:30 The Keep, Sobroan Barracks
19th October (provisional) - Annual Dinner 19:00 for 19:30 TBN
1st November 11:00 for 11:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
6th December 11:00 for 11:30 The Keep, Sobraon Barracks
13th December - Christmas Lunch 12:00 for 12:30 TBN
Date Event Place
17th March RSA AGM Victory Services Club, London
20th May Eden Camp Gathering Eden Camp, Malton, Yorks
15-17th June Corps Weekend Blandford Camp, Dorset
30th June Armed Forces Day Lincoln City
14th October Standard Rededication St Nicholas Church
10th November Remembrance Service Lincoln City Memorial, High Street, Lincoln
11th November Remembrance Day Service Lincoln Cathedral

Aims of the Association

The Royal Signals Association (RSA) was formed in 1920 at the birth of the Corps from the Royal Engineers.

The objects of The Association are:

To provide comfort and relief either generally or individually to past and present signallers and their dependants who are in conditions of need hardship or distress.

To foster comradeship and morale within the corps family, both serving and retired.

Contact the RSA

The Address for all Royal Signals Association matters is:
Royal Signals Association,
RHQ Royal Signals,
Blandford Camp,
DT11 8RH
Tel: 01258-482090