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 -
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)
updated 8th February, 2013.
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