How to Join

Applications must be sponsored and seconded by existing members – full guidance is below, AND on the online forms

apply online

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NOTES ON APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP (for your retention)

The British Wireless Dinner Club was founded in 1922 partly for social reasons and partly to maintain a list of members skilled in wireless practice who might be useful to the nation in a future war. These days the Club continues its social role by means of the Annual Dinner but it also has the more serious purpose of bringing together members of the Armed Forces and representatives of the Electronics Industry. Some of its history is at www.bwdc.org.uk, where details of the Annual General Meeting/Dinner are also published

Notes:

1. Membership of the Club is restricted to serving and retired officers of the Regular, Auxiliary or Reserve Forces who are competent in the techniques of wireless and their extension into signals intelligence, electronic warfare or information technology, and to civilians having equivalent officer status and qualifications working in related fields in Defence and National Security. (clause amended 21 Apr 2016 after AGM approval)

2. In addition, from time to time the Committee may invite as members people who in the opinion of the Committee would by their membership further the interests of the Club.

3. All applicants for membership must be proposed and seconded by existing club members. If possible applications should reach the Secretary no later than the months of May or November as the Committee undertakes its review at 6 monthly intervals (in January and July!).

4. The Life Membership fee shall be £20, which includes the cost of the Club Tie, Club Bow Tie or Club Brooch, and is payable after election has been confirmed by the Committee (at their meetings in January or July!).

5. It is the responsibility of each Member to ensure that the Secretary is informed in writing or by email of all subsequent changes to the permanent address supplied on their application form. A personal (rather than business) email address will help us keep in touch

Please Note: We no longer use your postal address as a primary means of communication, but we do hold an address of record for you, which you are welcome to update if you wish.

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