About Us

Our Vision

Within the UK veteran community, The Officers’ Association is committed to ensuring that former-officers and their dependants live with dignity and independence.

Our Mission

The OA’s mission is to promote the welfare of those who have held a commission, in HM Armed Services, and their dependants.

Our Values

We strive to add value and enhance the lives of former-officers and their dependants. We are committed to working with other service and civilian charities and agencies in order to provide an equitable and non-judgemental service to the maximum number of those eligible. We believe in being transparent in how we work, and accountable to our funders and other stakeholders. Within the charity we value our people, are committed to creating a secure and stimulating working environment, developing the potential of our staff and volunteers, and treating them in a considerate and compassionate way.

Funding & Stakeholders

Committed members of Cobseo, we cooperate with and receive funding from a wide range of charities, but in particular The Royal British Legion, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF-The Soldiers’ Charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund, as well as other service and civilian charities.


Our Executive Committee consists of the senior representatives of our stakeholder charities, the chairmen of Finance, Grants and Welfare and Employment sub-Committees and functional experts. Strategic oversight is provided by the Presidents, retired senior officers representing the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force, and Vice-Presidents, former Chairmen of the OA.
More details can be found in our Annual Reports and Impact Reports.