The RAC Alumni is an organisation for those ex serving members of the RAC, regardless of their rank or time served, who are keen to stay in touch and give something back to the Corps as a whole.  It is not designed to replace or undermine the already very good networks that all our regiments have which help people of their cap badge, indeed it will be there to complement, these networks and to help strengthen the RAC First Corps ethos overall. The RAC Alumni has two key elements, the Cavalry Lunch Club (CLC) and Employment Support.

Contact Us: alumnisecretary@royalarmouredcorps.org.uk

Cavalry Lunch Club (CLC) - Reconnect with old friends/colleagues through useful networking opportunities such as the CLC lunches. Members of the RAC Alumni will have the choice to opt in or out of this element of the organisation with those opting in joining the CLC via LinkedIn.

For those that live north of the boarder there is the Edinburgh Cavalry Club (ECC) which also provides social / networking events and employment support.

Employment Support - This element of the RAC Alumni will be open to all parts of the RAC ecosystem regardless of whether or not they are members of the RAC Alumni.

It provides a number of free to use Employment Support resources, which have been made available to the RAC Alumni by Armed Forces Covenant registered civilian organisations that want to give something back to the military.

Latest News and Events

CAVALRY LUNCH CLUB LUNCH REPORT, 30 SEPTEMBER, 2021

The Cavalry Lunch Club autumn meeting, at The Cavalry Club, was by all accounts an acclaimed success.

CLC Lunch - 19th May 2022

The Cavalry and Guards Club - Guest Speaker 'Toby Young'

RAC Alumni

Letter from Joint Chairman

RAC Alumni and Cavalry Lunch Club Privacy Notice - Date of Last Revision: 15 Sep 2021

The RAC Alumni is a virtual organisation whose aim is to harness the power of the network of fellow RAC officers and soldiers in whatever capacity. The Cavalry Lunch Club (CLC) is a subset of the RAC Alumni that provides a context for reconnecting with old friends / colleagues by organising useful networking opportunities such as the CLC lunches. The RAC Alumni as a whole is governed and coordinated by a small committee and holds a central repository of information about those registered with the RAC Alumni and those that have gone on and opted in to the CLC. This Privacy Notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.

Personal Data
At the time of writing, the membership processes are changing to reflect an aspiration to hold and manage an expanded set of data to enable the organisation to fulfil its goal. That set of data will be limited to:
Name (first name, given name, preferred addressing name if not a combination of the first two)
Email address
Capbadge (Current RHQ)
Dates of service
Employment sector
Geographical sectors
Willingness to be a buddy/mentor (Yes/No)
The RAC Alumni collects and uses Users personal data for the following purposes:
• To allow users to be sent notices on lunches and other social events.
• To allow users to be sent newsletters or other updates on activities pertaining to the CLC and the RAC Alumni.
• To allow users to be sent notices requesting help/advice/contacts/mentoring requests for RAC leavers or ex-servicemen trying to find employment.
It should be noted that communications between CLC members will normally be initiated through LinkedIn, membership of which is a condition of membership for the CLC. LinkedIn will continue to be one medium for communication to CLC members.
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information stored in our systems.
Personal Data
At the time of writing, it is not envisaged that we will share personal data with any other organisation, but as things develop, the principle employed will be that we will only share personal data with third parties when we have users specific permission to do so. We will enable the sharing of contact details so that members can get in touch with other selected members with regard to employment support, although it is envisaged that LinkedIn will remain the principal means of communication between members.
Personal information in the UK is protected by data protection laws (the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal information in the same way.
We use service providers based outside of the UK for our mailing list and member database, but they are compliant under the GDPR.
GDPR
The RAC Alumni operates under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This provides a legal framework for protecting your data and for granting you rights over your data. We operate from the UK and therefore under the auspices of the UK’s Information Commissioner as the statutory body which oversees data protection law (www.ico.org.uk ). For more on our obligations and your rights under the GDPR, go to here. In summary, you have the following rights:
• The right to be informed
• The right of access
• The right to rectification
• The right to erase
• The right to restrict processing
• The right to data portability
• The right to object
• Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
For more information on how you can exercise your rights, please contact our Data Protection Lead at alumnisecretary@royalarmouredcorps.org.uk.
Access to personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email our Data Protection Lead at alumnisecretary@royalarmouredcorps.org.uk.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate.
If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, the practices of this organisation or dealings with this organisation you can contact us by email to our Data Protection Lead at alumnisecretary@royalarmouredcorps.org.uk.
The RAC Alumni has the discretion to update this Privacy Notice at any time. When we do, we revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Notice periodically and become aware of modifications.