IntroductionThe Transvaal Branch is based in Johannesburg and is an autonomous body, with its own constitution, serving the interests of former members of the Force in the Transvaal region. The Transvaal branch of the Regimental Association was formed in 1974. The founding members were: Keith Douche, R Bailey, John Brett, George Cross, Dave Kilshaw and Jim Prior. The Branch has over five hundred members and exists to foster and promote comradeship among former members of the force and also to provide assistance to members who are in distressed circumstances or in need of help.
The Branch publishes two editions of the Outpost each year.
We meet on the second Friday of each month at 17h45 at the Jocks in Parktown, Johannesburg, which is the headquarters of the Transvaal Scottish Regiment. We hold six main functions each year; the Regimental dinner, the AGM, a braai lunch, a curry and rice lunch, a Christmas sundowner and a Remembrance Day service. The Branch has organised several notable events over the years, including the centenary dinner in 1989, at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg, where the Guest of Honour was the former Prime Minister of Rhodesia, the Hon. Ian Smith.
Full membership is open to all ex members of the BSAP, both regular and reserve (including former National Servicemen). Associate membership is open to the spouse, widow, widower, son or daughter of former members of the BSAP and BSAP Reserve. Associate membership is also open to former members of the Rhodesian Army, Air Force and Prison Service.
Principal ContactPersons wishing to make contact with the branch should contact the
PO Box 8389, Johannesburg, 2000 South Africa.