The United Kingdom Branch, originally called the home branch
is the oldest existing Branch outside Zimbabwe having been
set up in 1923. The Branch has over 600 members, publishes
its Outpost magazine 3 times a year, operates an Almoner service in conjunction with the BSAP
Trust to support and assist members who
suffer distress and has a History Section with the
object of "gathering", recording and preserving
BSAP records and memorabilia. There are five main functions
every year, The Regimental Dinner, AGM, Braai, Remembrance Parade and Christmas
Sundowner .In addition regular functions and gatherings
are held all over the British Isles, in Anglia, East Midlands, the South East, South West, North West, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
The United Kingdom Branch has a page on Facebook. One would have to be a member of the social network to access this page
The Branch has organised major events over the years including the Centenary Dinner, in 1989 attended by the Honorary Commissioner, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the construction of a memorial to the BSAP at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Stafford and The Last Parade on 23rd July 2010 when at a ceremony attended by over 350 former members, wives, partners, relatives and guests the Memorial was unveiled, dedicated, the Roll of Honour blessed, laid up in the chapel, and the final command “British South Africa Police – Dismiss” was given. The Branch publishes the “Books of the BSAP” series and an ongoing exercise is the Outpost Digitalisation Project to digitise the entire collection of Force magazines from 1911 – 1980.
A range of memorabilia is available from the QRep and from the newly launched UK Branch Online Shop (see below) or go direct to the shop.
The United Kingdom Branch welcomes new members and invites applications from eligible persons. Full membership is open to all former members of the BSAP and BSAP Reserve; Associate Membership may be granted to the spouse, widow or widower, son or daughter over the age of 18 of a member of the Association or former member of the BSAP; former members of the Rhodesian Army, Air Force or Prison Service; or person who may have had a close association with the BSAP.
Monthly Gathering (informal)
|First Tuesday every month from 5pm||Victory Services Club, Seymour Street, London W2 2HF Nearest Underground : Marble Arch Tel: 020 7616 8335 www.vsc.co.uk|
29 September 2017
|70th Anniversary Regimental Dinner||Victory Services Club|
5 December 2017
|Christmas SundownerTo be Advised|
10 December 2017
|North West Gathering||Feildens Arms, Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, BB2 7PR - Contact Brien Bonynge 01516 391369|
Financial hardship is initially dealt with via the State benefit system before referring applications to the Trustees.
The UK Branch currently has over 60 Almoner Assistants to ensure that all areas are catered for and available to assist our members.
All information concerning the health, welfare or financial situation of members is always treated as confidential.
The current Almoner is Tony Granger who says that members or their relatives can contact him at anytime should they wish to pass on any information about themselves or a relative - or just for support at the end of the phone. This also includes those resident overseas who contact the Almoner with similar information. He may be contact on telephone (Home) +44 1743 360827 or
Person who have made, or may make, donations to the BSAP Trust may wish to download a
** The BSAP Trust, having as its objectives 'to provide assistance and support to members of the United Kingdom Branch of the British South Africa Police Regimental Association and their dependants who are distressed by sickness or poverty' is restricted, by law, to servicing only the needs of members of the United Kingdom Branch.