Many City Livery Companies have, over an extended period, formed affiliations with particular units of the Armed Services, both in the regular and reserve forces. Nowadays, Companies consider it part of their civic responsibility to demonstrate support for their countrymen and women who defend our nation and its interests.
The Clothworkers’ Company has four primary affiliations – with the Scots Guards, HMS Dauntless, RAF 47 Squadron and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. These links provide the units with a civilian constituency which will be better informed on their activities and thus able to pass on this understanding to a broader population.
The Company generally makes some financial contribution to each unit towards costs which are not funded from the public purse, and invites representatives to events where they can meet our members.