The Regimental Association
Former members of the British South Africa Police are encouraged to make contact with the Regimental Association's Branches in their areas. Below you will find a list of various Association Branches and contact addresses.
Principal Contact: John
Seward - 9/71 Epsom Avenue, Redcliffe 6104, Western Australia.
Our quarterly newsletter, The Aussie Outpost, can be seen on these web pages, click here.
Principal Contact:Bruce Beukman - PO Box 7564, East London 5200, South Africa
Central is no longer considered a branch of the Regimental Association, but rather a central 'advisory body'.
Principal Contact: Peter Bellingham
- PO Box UA9, Union Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe. The Central
Advisory body produces a quarterly
newsletter which may be found on these
The Eastern Cape Branch has its own website, which is worth a visit.
Principal Contact:Nobby Clarke - PO Box 27648,Greenacres, Port Elizabeth 6057, South Africa
Secretary/Treasurer: Nobby Clarke (6966)
- Aubrey Ingram
- Anne Basson
- Claire Wilson
Eastern Cape Branch Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the Eastern Cape Branch was held at the
Maritime Club, Port Elizabeth on Sunday the 1 March 2009 and the following
The committee was elected unchanged except that PR James Fisher has been seconded to the committee. Following the meeting a bring and braai was enjoyed by all attending. It was pleasing to see new faces attending from the district thanks to the efforts of Tony Down who has really put in some good work on our website at www.bsapec.gq.nu. Photos taken at the braai and other functions can be viewed there.
From Rhodesians Worldwide: I noted an obituary which has not come through on the network - can anyone comment on it? : 'Plant, Reginald, Chief Inspector (retired) passed away on 5 May 2008 at age 77, after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Mary, whom he met when he came out to train the police at Morris Depot, Salisbury, in 1982. Reg will always be loved and respected and sadly missed by his wife and family'.
The Annual Luncheon was held at the Maritime Club, Port Elizabeth on Saturday the 8 November at 12h30 and the following members attended:
Alistair and Claire Wilson, 6966 Rob and Pam Clarke, 5879 Dave & Shelagh Stow, 5922 Trevor & Pat Compton, PR Aubrey Ingram, 5225 Jim & Elaine Carse, 5624 Pat & Lyn Ferguson, 6443 Basil Blatch, PR James & Connie Fisher, PR Rodger & Betty Slater (Humansdorp), 9434 Jimmy & Liz Swinnerton, (4782) Jill Mackenzie, (PR) Conceptia Mccanlis, (Guest) Rose Kennedy, Pr Dave & Di Cartwright, C245 Dave and Margie Whinney, 7890 Ed Holloway, 7777 Digby & Trish Pocock (Port Alfred), Will & Anne Basson, 6570 Brian & Helena Burstein, WFR Mignonne Gibbings, (6664) Francis Foster.
Apologies: 4696 Tony & Laura Down, 5144 Ray Weare, PR Roger & Rose Southgate, 6115 Dave & Dorothy Green, PR John Wilkins, 6664 Norman Foster and PR Dick & Margaret Wait (paid but unable to attend due to illness on part of Margaret).
The Chairman Jim Carse welcomed the members. Grace was said by Anne Basson and Jim toasted the Regiment. Claire Wilson toasted South Africa and Rob Clarke absent friends. There was no guest speaker but junior troop duties fell on Trevor Compton who gave a well received humorous account of the patrol instructions he received from his member in charge for a horse patrol of the Lower Gwelo TTL in 1959. Digby Pocock chipped in with some interesting occurrences involving himself and Pat Ferguson when stationed together in Salisbury.
A draw was held with Dave Whinney winning the bottle of scotch and Di Cartwright winning the bottle of champagne. Both kindly donated the prizes for inclusion in next months Xmas bring and braai raffle hampers. A special thanks was extended to Roger Southgate and Tony Down for cash donations. Tony was unable to attend due to illness.
A successful luncheon was held and members had an opportunity before and after to reminisce with those they had not seen for a long time until late afternoon. Photographs of the luncheon can be viewed at www.bsapec.gq.nu
During early October Tony Down went on a sojourn to the Western Cape
where he met up with 4682 Peter Lord (Uniform Branch Bulawayo) now retired
in Simonstown on a plot with fantastic views of the sea - he even has an old
cannon on the lawn. 10369 Andrew Bellamy (son of 3528 Robert 'Ralph' Bellamy
A/S/Comm). andrew owns a Megurots Restaurant on the First Floor, Paxton
Centre, Yserfontein. His daughter Charmaine being the Chef. He has an
excellent and inspired menu at reasonable prices. 7956 Andrew Wood is now
running an Oyster Culture centre at Sultana. Tony also managed to track down
5722 Peter Cool Bear, formerly of the Western Cape, but now living in
Barbeton - email:
Red O'Connell - PO Box 1860, Harare, Zimbabwe
Principal Contact: Denise Hurry - 135 Jason Moyo Avenue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
The above was held at the Women’s Institute Hall, Hillside, Bulawayo on the 1st November 2008. Everyone was welcomed by A.Turner ( Chairman) who mentioned that 3893 John Robertson had celebrated his 90th Birthday in August 2008. Rev F.Day said Grace, and the main Speaker was David Johnstone-Butcher who spoke of his experiences as a Magistrate. G.Geddes responded as Junior Troop.
Members and Guests attending were: 4993 John and Val Fielder; 9499 Karl and Denise Hurry; 5247 Ken and Glenys Macdonald; 8496J John and Margaret Learmonth; 5962 Paul Kruger; 8510 David And Sandy Adams; Ass Piet and Joy van Rensburg; 961231 Tony Turner; Widow Joan Bradfield; 27346Y Father H.F.Day; 11040 Jeff and Dawn Davidson; 5798 John Osborne; 901227 John Glossop and Mrs D.MacKenzie; 5117 Dick Hall and Sheila Chisnall; 9660/901412 Hugh Montgomery; Guest Alan and Eria Bradnick; Guest Mr and Mrs Barry Knight; 13034 Allan Pearson; 6068 Gordon Geddes; 8766 Gordon and Sandy Kent; 6540 Hugh Squair; Ass Peter Rollason; 6530 R.Hopkins; Widow Beryl Castle-Ward; 6451 Don and Kay Hatton; 7435 Taffy Jones; 3893 John Robertson; 110711 Gus Oosthuizen; 17859J Ian Terry and Pat Parker; WPO 484 Carol and Graham Mackenzie; 386444 Kit and Margaret Hawkin; Guest Mr and Mrs David Johnstone-Butcher;
Apologies: Ken Berry, John Minshull, Dave Anderson, Derek Marshall, Ray Herran, Nigel Fawcett, Dave Meggitt, George Parkin, & Hugh James.
It was a most enjoyable Lunch, and as there was no
charge, Hugh Squair the Caterer, and all those who had donated
cash,vegetables, food, and beers etc, were thanked. A bottle of Scotch
Whisky, which had also been donated, was auctioned by John Osborne and US$
50 was raised for expenses. Under the present trying circumstances, it was
wonderful to see such a fantastic turnout with everyone thoroughly enjoying
the day and the special time together.
Howse - PO Box 3019, Assagay, 3624,
South Africa. Tel: 0317642609(h);
0317642609(f); 0834406740(m) The Natal Branch has a
produced by Trevor Dutton, on these pages
Secretary: Alan Bennett (8242) - 51 Uplands Road, Blackridge,
Pietermaritzburg 3201 - Tel: 033-3922910(w) 0823721448(m)
The Natal Midlands Branch produces 'The Last
Principal Contact:Greg McManus - Unit 160, Peninsula Club, 441,Whangaparaoa Road, Hibiscus Coast. 1463 New Zealand
Principal Contact:Will Cornell - 17462 Walnut Street, Yorba Linda, Califorina, 92886-1827 - Telephone (714) 993-1975
Principal Contact:Mike King - 11 Leroy Street, Manly West, Queensland 4179, Australia
Principal Contact/Branch Secretary: Dick Glanville (6769) Hon. Secretary - PO Box 8389, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.
Gatherings are held at 'The View', Regimental Headquarters of the Transvaal Scottish, Ridge Road, Johannesburg, on the second Friday on the month at 5:30pm. Contact Dick Glanville for directions. Members, partners and guests most welcome. Please note this venue is very formal for members and male guests.
The elected committee of the Transvaal Branch for 2006 include:
The United Kingdom Branch, originally called the Home Branch, of the British South Africa Police Regimental Association is the oldest Branch existing. The Branch has an established Trust Fund known as 'BSAP Trust' which has been set up to assist members of the Branch and their dependants in relation to any matters which might relate to their welfare and benevolence. Any enquiries or requests for assistance should be referred to the Branch Secretary where they will be considered by the Trustees.
The UK Branch has monthly gatherings at the Victory Services Club, in Seymour Street, near Marble Arch in Central London on the first Tuesday of each month, and in the North West of England there is a gathering at lunchtime on the second Sunday in March, June, September and December at 'The Myerscough' a pub situated on the A59 just east of Preston and the M.6. motorway. It hold it's Annual Dinner at the end of September each year and the AGM in mid May. Another event worth attending is the Annual Braai at Whitwell in Rutland on the last weekend in July and members in the South East also hold an annual Lunch in Sussex during the summer. For full details of these and any other events you are advised to contact the Branch Secretary.
The elected committee of the UK Branch for 2002 include:
Principal Contact:Neville Spur - 15 Stanford Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
The Western Cape Branch holds a monthly social gathering, to which all members and guests are welcome. Meetings take place from 5 pm on the first Monday of every month, at Timour Hall, located at the end of Timour Road in the suburb of Plumstead.
A highlight of our social calendar is the annual Christmas party, which takes place at Timour Hall on the first Monday in December. A large number of raffle prizes are on offer. A meeting also takes place on the first Monday in January, at which we particularly welcome members and guests who are enjoying a holiday break in the Cape.
The Western Cape Branch produces its own newsletter, the Western Cape Outpost, edited by Lawrie Mabin.
The elected committee for the Western Cape Branch comprises: