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.
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 -
PDF version £20 WORLDWIDE
£5 Junior Gees in pdf (up to age 16)
Research requests see below.
Thank you for your patience.
Graham has a website regarding his Machine Gun Corps Research Service www.machine-gun-corps-database.co.uk this is the largest database held by anyone.
Yours in friendship,
Judith Lappin (Mrs)
updated 21st August, 2019
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