On Friday 7th July 2017 The Royal British Legion will mark the centenary of the formal recognition of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the first time women were fully enrolled in the UK Armed Forces, by holding a Drumhead Ceremony and Reception at The National Memorial Arboretum.  This event will more widely commemorate the contribution of women who have served the Crown on operation or in uniform.


Guests will need to be seated by 11:30 for the Drumhead Ceremony, which will be followed by a Reception.  The National Memorial Arboretum will be open from 09:00 – 17:00 and we encourage guests to take the opportunity to explore the more than 300 thought-provoking memorials that can be found on the 150-acre site.

There will be guest parking at the NMA and, for those coming by train, shuttle buses between the Arboretum and both Tamworth and Burton-upon-Trent stations will be provided.

The Association has a number of tickets available for this event. Current Association members are invited to apply to attend using the online form here. (if you have any issues with submitting your application using this form please call 0300 400 1992 (mornings).

Comradeship, esprit de corps, benevolence and preserving traditions. The WRAC Association: maintaining contact between former members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the Auxiliary Territorial Service Territorial Army, Women's Royal Army Corps, Women's Royal Army Corps Territorial Army, WRAC Territorial and Volunteer Reserve and women still serving in the Army.

HQ Address

WRAC Association
Unit 11
Basepoint Business Centre
1 Winnall Valley Road
SO23 0LD

HQ Office Hours

We are here to help you during the following hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 1pm
Sat - Sun: Closed
Phone*: 0300 400 1992
Fax*: 0300 400 1938
*0300 calls charged at local rate

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