The Oxford Branch History

A group of RGJA members who were meeting socially at the old Slade Park Barracks in Oxford crystallised into a local branch in the late 1990’s. In 2007 they welcomed the 43rd & 52nd Old Comrades Association into the branch and at the end of 2008 moved HQ to Edward Brooks Barracks, Abingdon on the closure of Slade Park.


Edward Brooks Barracks, just on the outskirts of Abingdon, is one of the most modern and well-equipped TA Centres in the UK. Opened by the Duchess of Gloucester in 2009, the Barracks has state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, an elegant yet comfortable room and bar and is capable of hosting functions ranging from small meetings or dinners to conferences or receptions attended by 100 or more, There is also a large purpose-built rehearsal room ideal for local orchestras, bands or drama groups