WOMEN’S ROYAL ARMY CORP ASSOCIATION
(INCORPORATING THE QMAAC AND ATS COMRADES ASSOCIATION)
The Women’s Royal Army Corps Association was formed in 1949 on the birth of the WRAC. The WRAC Association superseded and incorporated the QMAAC and ATS Comrades Association. Everyone who served in the QMAAC, ATS or WRAC, as either a Regular or Territorial Army soldier or officer, is eligible to join the WRAC Association.
- Maintaining contact between former members of the QMAAC, ATS and WRAC and women still serving in the Army, fostering mutual friendship between them and providing for social gatherings.
- Fostering esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare, and preserving the traditions of the QMAAC, ATS and WRAC.
- To help, in conjunction with the ATS & WRAC Association Benevolent Fund and other welfare agencies, former members of the QMAAC, ATS and WRAC and their dependants who find themselves in difficult circumstances.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Membership of one of over 50 local branches of the WRAC Association offers access to regular meetings, outings and friendship with fellow servicewomen of all ages.
- Annual area reunions and 3-yearly national grand reunions.
- Lioness magazine delivered to your home twice a year.
- Access to Member Only areas of the WRAC Association website.
- Comradeship, help and support for women who have shared the unique experience of service life.
Headquarters WRAC Association, based at Basepoint, Winchester, is home to the Membership Section, the ATS & WRAC Association Benevolent Fund and Lioness, the house journal of the WRAC Association.
THE MEMBERSHIP SECTION
The Membership Section maintains the database of and provides administrative support to the WRAC Association’s national and international network of branches and members. Every woman who served in the QMAAC, ATS or WRAC, either Regular or TA, is eligible to join the WRAC Association.
THE BENEVOLENT FUND SECTION
The ATS & WRAC Association Benevolent Fund assists former servicewomen of the QMAAC, ATS and WRAC, and their dependants, who are experiencing hardship or distress by way of one-off and recurring financial grants. Applications for assistance predominantly come via SSAFA or The Royal British Legion and are means-tested.
Lioness, the house journal of the WRAC Association, is published twice a year in March and September and is free to members of the WRAC Association. Articles for inclusion can be submitted to the Editor by email or post.
Association Secretary & Editor Lioness
Benevolence Fund Secretary