Our Service Affiliations
Support for the reserve forces
Many of the older Livery Companies have long established links with the voluntary military services that form part of our active reserve forces. In keeping with this worthy tradition, the Worshipful Company of Insurers has forged a relationship with the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry, which holds strong ties with the insurance market, the City of London and the home counties.
The Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry has a long and proud history with strong links to serving squadrons from the Army Reserve: C (KSY) Squadron The Royal Yeomanry (RY) based in Croydon and 265 (KCLY) Support Squadron based in Bexleyheath.
• We also have an affiliation to the 71st (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment, an Army Reserve regiment that forms part of 11th Signal Brigade.
Support for those on active service
The Company has also been granted an exclusive affiliation to HMS Audacious, an Astute-class nuclear submarine which is home to 98 crew.
The Royal Navy’s Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines are among the most sophisticated underwater vehicles ever constructed. HMS Audacious, the fourth submarine in the range, was launched in April 2017 and formally commissioned in September 2021.
Our involvement includes trips to the yard to see her when she is in dock at her base at the HM Naval Base Clyde in Faslane.
Support for cadet forces
Middlesex and North West London ACF
In Middlesex and North West London ACF there are 34 Detachments, with over 1000 cadets, which meet twice a week in locations all over the North West of London. The WCI works closely with the cadets and they serve as carpet guards at some of our official events. We fund specific events, such as a training and development tour to South Africa and Exercise Outback in Australia and are regular visitors to 21 Company’s events, including attendance at their annual camp in August when public health conditions permit.
New Zealand Expedition 2023 – More Information and report
Exercise Outback Cadet 16 - More Information and report
RAF 1034 (Surbiton) Squadron, ATC
The Air Training Corps is community-based and open to anyone aged between 13 and 20 years who is eligible. It is organised into more than 900 squadrons around the country and the WCI supports the unit that serves Surbiton and Esher. Among the many adventurous training opportunities on offer it is the largest operator of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.