Special Interest Groups

The Association recognises that, whilst the Branches provide the focal points for members in a local area to get together, there are also members who wish to meet to pursue or renew a common interest but who are scattered more widely. Such interests may be in a leisure area or may arise from a common trade grouping or unit background while serving in the Corps. Such a group of members is designated a Special Interest Group by the Association.

REME Association Caravan and Camping Club

The REME Association Caravan and Camping Club was formed in 1984 to bring together like minded individuals.  It is open to any serving or retired member of REME and their families.  Membership is also open to anyone who has served in the Armed Forces.

The club rallies 8 times a year across the country.  Rallies start on Wednesday and end on Tuesday.

For more information, or to join please contact the Chairman:

Mr Lloyd Le Tiec:

Or visit the Face Book page: REME Assn Caravan & Camping Club

Arborfield Old Boys Association

The Arborfield Apprentice Association (known as Arborfield Old Boys Association or AOBA) exists to represent all the 50,000 young men and women who passed through the gates of the Army Apprentice establishment at Arborfield during the years 1939 to 2004.

The Association is free to join and the annual fee is only £15.  There is also an annual reunion, which is great fun meeting up with old friends.  This used to be held at Arborfield but now, with the closure of the garrison, is held usually in July, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.  We also have our own magazine, published three times a year, which is a great way to keep in touch with old comrades.

We are also a charity and can provide help to ex-apprentices & PS and their dependants who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.

If you are not yet a member of the Association, then please seriously consider joining us.  It doesn’t matter if your time at Arborfield was not completed, it doesn’t matter how your Army career progressed (or didn’t), as long as you attended Arborfield Apprentice School, Apprentice College, Princess Marina College or Army Technical Foundation College as an Apprentice or Permanent Staff you are eligible.

At present we are trying to get as many ex-apprentices or PS to join as possible so we can boost our numbers and continue as successfully as we have been.

If you feel it’s something you’d be interested in then please contact us through our website –

Chepstow Old Boys Association

The Chepstow Old Boys Association or Beachley Old Boys Association (BOBA) represents all those young men and women who passed through the gates of the Army Apprenticeship College in Chepstow establishment during the years 1924 to 1994.

For more information or to join please visit their website.

Hadrians Old Boys Association

The Hadrian’s Old Boys Association represents the 2785 men that passed through the gates of The Apprentice School at Hadrian’s Camp between 1960 and 1969.

For more information or to join please visit their website.