HMS COLLINGWOOD
OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION

 


MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE

This table shows the range of different costs and entitlements for the four different classes of OA Membership.

If you've a question, ask the OA Secretary.

Membership Structure

Type of membership Cost Voting on Wardroom matters Mess number Subsidised mess functions Eligible for OA Committee Vehicle pass OA ID card
Full Member
Officers on the Retired List employed in a Defence related business
£13.08 per month Yes, via Wardroom AGM Yes Yes.
Cost will be at "Near zero profit" to the Wardroom which is subsidised by the Crown
At the discretion of the XO. Must be on the retired list Yes Yes
Associate Member
Officers on the Retired List not employed in a Defence related business
£13.08 per month No (BR 18 refers)
The Wardroom Committee will include an Association Representative
Yes Yes.
Cost will be at "Near zero profit" to the Wardroom which is subsidised by the Crown
Yes Yes Yes
Active Member
Typically, but not exclusively, OA local members
£22 per annum
The OA Committee will set this fee at the AGM
No, but representation may be made to the OA committee and thence to the OA Secretary who is a voting member of the Wardroom Mess Committee No - cash only Possibly.
Individual subsidy for each mess function will be set by the OA committee.
Guest rates (typically £5 per function more) will apply.
Advance payment is required for all mess functions
Yes Yes Yes
Country Member £10 per annum
The OA Committee will set this fee at the AGM
No, but representation may be made to the OA committee and thence to the OA Secretary who is a voting member of the Wardroom Mess Committee No - cash only Possibly.
Individual subsidy for each mess function will be set by the OA committee.
Guest rates (typically £5 per function more) will apply.
Advance payment is required for all mess functions
Yes No No