Royal Engineers Officers' Widows Society
The Society was formed in 1785 by all 68 Officers of the Corps serving at that time. Over the years since then the Society has used the income generated by the subscriptions of Officer members to provide financial help for their families when they have died in combat or from other causes.
Today, the Society has some 1100 members and there are nearly 115 widows and children in receipt of benefits. The Society's Annuity fund has assets of around £3.5 million and the charitable Samaritan Fund has a further £460 000.
The Society is managed by a Council elected by members consisting of serving and retired Royal Engineer Officers who receive no remuneration.
For further information about the Society contact:
Brigadier AA Wilson OBE
The Royal Engineers Officers' Widows Society
c/o Regimental Headquarters Royal Engineers
If you have not been in contact for sometime, have got married or have moved house please send the details to me. If married please give name of spouse, date of birth, date of marriage and change of name. With now over 1100 members it is difficult to keep up to date. Alasdair Wilson - Secretary (Brig Retd)
To read the REOWS Brochure click the front cover below.