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

Wednesday 6 March

Talk and lunch

Wednesday 6 March, 11am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Speaker David Nicholas, member of ROSL EXCOM and former MP for Taunton gives his talk ‘Reflections from the edge of politics’, followed by a two-course lunch.

£18. Guests welcome.

Wednesday 3 April


Wednesday 3 April, 10am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Branch AGM, followed by speaker David Elkington’s talk ‘The Architecture of Rome and its surroundings’. This will then by a two-course lunch.

£18. Guests welcome. 

Wednesday 1 May

Talk and lunch

Wednesday 1 May, 11am, Bridgwater & Taunton College

Speaker John Page, Chairman of SANHS Local History Committee discusses ‘The Somerset Rajahs of Sarawak’, followed by a two-course lunch.

£18. 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.