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'The Regiment'

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IntroductionThe Transvaal Association 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 Regimental Association of the Transvaal was formed in 1974. The founding members were: Keith Douche, R Bailey, John Brett, George Cross, Dave Kilshaw and Jim Prior.
The Association has over four 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 Association publishes two editions of the Outpost each year.
We meet on the second Saturday of each month at 12h00 midday at the Jocks in Parktown, Johannesburg, which is the headquarters of the Transvaal Scottish Regiment. We hold five main functions each year; the Regimental Luncheon, the AGM, a braai lunch, a Curry and Rice Lunch, and a Christmas Sundowner.
We are currently planning a world reunion in 2019 in Johannesburg, and have made tentative enquiries with the world-wide Associations who have received the idea well. Plans will be published on the website as soon as they begin to firm up.
The Transvaal Association 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, and to anyone who identifies with our aims and ethos. Associate membership is also open to former members of the Rhodesian Army, Air Force and Prison Service. Corporate Membership is under discussion at present.
Principal ContactPersons wishing to make contact with the branch should contact the
PO Box 8389, Johannesburg, 2000 South Africa.
Telephone: +27-11-6158624;
Mobile: +27-79-5233202
Branch Outpost Your Branch Outpost Magazine is at
this link
Office Bearers

Dave Holmes

Jock Pirrett
Vice Chairman

Maureen Merrifield

John Trueman
Editor: Outpost

The Transvaal Branch of the Regimental Association held its annual luncheon at the Indaba Hotel, Spar and Conference Centre, Johannesburg
on Sunday 15 October 2017. A total of 150 members, wives, partners and guests sat down for lunch.

Forthcoming The following forthcoming functions may be of interest. For further detils contact the
Second Saturday every month from 12 noon
Monthly Gathering (informal) The View in Parktown
Joining the Branch Would you like to join the Transvaal Branch of the Regimental Association? This pamphlet, compiled and distributed by the United Kingdom Branch, will give your a few reasons why you should consider it. Please contact Hon. Secretary.