The Taunton branch was formed in 1937, and it's formation may have been connected to the return of the Somerset Light Infantry from India at independence. Since the Regiment had served in India on and off since 1824 there would be many associated civilians who then followed it home and wanted to maintain commonwealth ties. In 2007 the Branch held Diamond Jubilee celebrations and over 70 members attended. 

Today the branch meet regularly for events and social activities including a regular coffee morning, lunches and talks. 

 Upcoming events

December, January and February

Coffee mornings

Wednesday 12, 19 December, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 January, 13, 20, 27 February, 10.30am, Piazza Coffee House, Orchard Shopping Centre

The weekly coffee mornings continue at a new venue.

Pay for your own refreshments.

Wednesday 5 December

Christmas lunch

Wednesday 5 December, 11.30am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Join fellow members and guests for a festive lunch, with a talk from ROSL Director-General Diana Owen.

Price tba. Guests welcome.

Wednesday 6 February

Lunch and talk

Wednesday 6 February, 11.30am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Lunch and a talk from Richard Kay, Director, Picture Department of Lawrences Antiques, on fakes and forgeries in the art market.

Price tba. Guests welcome.

Wednesday 6 March

Lunch and talk

Wednesday 6 March, 11.30am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Lunch and a talk from ROSL member David Nicholson, titled ‘Reflections from the edge of politics’.

Price tba. Guests welcome.

Members can keep in touch with all the latest branch and club news through the quarterly Overseas Journal. 

Membership of ROSL Taunton

You can be both a full ROSL member and a member of the local branch. Alternatively you may decide to be just a member of your local branch. As a local branch member you will still receive a copy of the Overseas Journal, and will be able to attend local events. However, local branch members are not permitted visit and stay in the London clubhouse, attend ROSL clubhouse events or use ROSL reciprocal clubs.