This record is held by East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO)

Details of TER
Reference: TER

Summary of contents


TER/1 Schemes for establishing and constituting the Sussex County Association; 1907-1953


TER/2 Bye-laws and standing orders; 1907-1959


TER/3 Association minutes; 1908-1968


TER/4 General Purposes Committee minutes; 1908-1967


TER/5 Finance sub-committee minutes; 1908-1912


TER/6 Lands, Buildings and Ranges Committee minutes; 1908-1956


TER/7 Clothing, Equipment and Recruiting Committee minutes; 1908-1967


TER/8 Joint Lands, Buildings and Ranges committee and Clothing, Equipment and Recruiting Committee minutes; 1914-1946


TER/9 Horse Registration Committee minutes; 1908-1912


TER/10 Indexes to Association minutes; 1908-1968


TER/11 Secretary's files of agendas and working papers; 1951-1968


TER/12 Sealing register; 1910-1968

Date: 1907-1968
Held by: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Sussex Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association

Physical description: 12 series
Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited 30 May 1968 (ACC 912), 18 Jun 1968 (ACC 917), 27 feb 1984 (ACC 4223)

  • Sussex
  • Military forces
Administrative / biographical background:

Under the provisions of the 1907 Territorial and Reserve Forces Act (7 Edw c IX) a Territorial Force was created by merging the non-regular, non-militia units (the Yeomanry and the Volunteers). To raise and maintain this Force, the Act authorised the establishment of County Associations.


The County Associations were established and constituted in accordance with schemes made originally made by the Army Council and later by the Army and Air Councils together. Service members always made up at least half of the Association's total membership. The remainder comprised representatives of local authorities and co-opted members, including representatives of the interests of both employers and workmen. After World War II the membership was broadened to include specific representatives of the Auxiliary Air Force, the RAF Volunteer Reserve, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and of pre-service units (the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force). For further details see TER/1


The basic powers and duties of the Associations were laid down by statute. They included the organisation of units of the Territorial Force and their administration (including maintenance) at all times other than when they were called out for training of actual military service or when embodied; the recruiting of the Force; the provision and maintenance of rifle ranges, buildings, magazines and sites of camps; the provision of accommodation for the safe custody of arms and equipment; the provision of horses for the force's peace-time requirements; arranging with employers as to holidays for training and ascertaining the times of training best suited to the circumstances of civil life; establishing or assisting cadet battalions and corps and also rifle clubs


The Sussex Territorial Force Association was established in 1907; in 1921 it became the Sussex Territorial Army Association and from 1947 until it was dissolved in 1968 it was called the Sussex Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association. In 1968 the Association was replaced by the South East Territorial Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association which was covered Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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