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OLD COMRADES' ASSOCIATION


Please check our facebook page for regular fast updates of information on Centenary of WW1 events which involve the MGC.

The MGC actual Centenary will be in October, 2015.

The Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association was formed by Veterans of the Machine Gun Corps after WWI and still survives today.

In the trenches of the First World War, the 'Great War', the machine gun was queen of the battlefield. In all the major battles - Somme, Ypres, Passhendaele, Vimy, Arras - it was the machine gun which could decimate whole battalions and which changed the face of warfare.

The men who served were the bravest of the brave, members of what was known as 'The Suicide Club'.

Most members nowadays are relatives or descendents of MGC men or those simply interested in the MGC specifically or WW1 in general.  We welcome all.

If there is one distinguishing feature of the MGC/OCA, it is its friendliness.  New members are always pleasantly surprised when they attend an event for the first time by the fact that they do not feel strangers for long.  There is also great enthusiasm. Interest in the Machine Gun Corps has increased considerably.

  • Membership fees are at least, I say at least since subscriptions are kept to a minimum so that membership is open to all, but the fees barely cover the cost of the magazines and postage thus we hope for a donation. So that we can continue to hold services of Remembrance and events, we are reliant on the generosity of members who add a donation to the cost of their subscription -
    UK Membership 2012:
    13 from January to December.
    3 Junior Gees

  • Overseas membership:
    14 for European Union members and
    17 for International (US, Canada, Australia, etc).

    If you join later in the year, you will receive back issues of the magazine,
    "Emma Gee" and any other information members have received.

    "Emma Gee" is published twice per year when possible. The magazine is our main point of contact - it contains a wide variety of items and designed to appeal to the whole cross section of membership.  The magazine has been as large as 90 pages, but averages 45. Much depends on the articles received.  Members are encouraged to contribute articles and items of interest. 
    If you would like to contribute, please do get in touch.

    There is also Junior Gees, membership to under 18's and is just 3.00 (5 overseas). The Honorary Secretary will be delighted to hear from any young people wishing to join or submit an article.

    The MGC/OCA is one of the friendliest 'regimental' organisations and is INclusive not EXclusive.

    Now that I have told you a little about us, please browse the site to see how membership of the Association may be of benefit and interest to you.

    For research information, please go to the Research page for details.

    Membership applications and re-newals are being dealt with by Mr Keith Stephenson, see membership and contact details.

    Yours in friendship,
    Judith Lappin (Mrs)
    Honorary Secretary

    updated14th June, 2014.


    Send email enquiries regarding Events, "Emma Gee," and all administration to Mrs Judith Lappin, Honorary Secretary:
    email address
  • info at machineguncorps dot co dot uk

    Thank you for taking the time to read the website before emailing.

     

    Copyright Machine Gun Corps Old Comrades' Association.

    Articles written by Judith Lappin (Membership and contact details, Emma Gee, Calendar of Events, Annual Observance, Research Assistance, Home) and Keith Stephenson (MGC History, Famous Faces, MGC Heroes, The Vickers Machine Gun)  


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