This charter gives structure to the organisation known as the 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery Past and Present Members (3 RHA PPM).  Membership of 3 RHA PPM is generally restricted to past and present members of 3 RHA including those who served in the Regiment as attached arms. 

The 3 RHA PPMA is designed to be a membership focussed, enduring association, governed by a simple set of aims and procedures.  The association considers all its members as equals, affording no privilege to rank or station.  Our key mission is the preservation and celebration of the extended Regimental family

 The general aims of the PPM are as follows:

 The role of the PPM is to maintain links between serving and ex members of 3 RHA, thus providing a foundation on which ethos and heritage may continue to flourish.  The serving lead for the PPMA is the Commanding Officer of 3 RHA, the Regimental POC is the Regimental Sergeant Major,
Additionally, the following appointments have been established:

a.                Core membership is an inherent entitlement to all serving and ex members of 3 RHA regardless of time served.  Honorary membership is offered to families of deceased members of the Regiment who have died whilst or since serving with the Regiment.

b.                All members will have access to the PPM website and Facebook page which will contain all current and archive information on future events.

The PPM will maintain links with:

Annual fees will not be charged for membership of the PPM.

The PPM is an informal, family orientated organisation, but at times it will become necessary for general management decisions to be considered such as:

Such decisions will be referred to a Review Committee to be formed at the direction of the Chairman. Due to availability, the membership of such committees will be ad-hoc, but they will always consist of at least three individuals representing both the Serving and Veteran communities. After a fair hearing of all relevant opinion, simple majority decisions will be carried. In extremis issues may be raised to the President for his direction and guidance.

If any members have a complaint against any member or official of the PPM they should submit the complaint in writing to the Chairman who will conduct an investigation.

In conclusion, this charter should be seen as a framework of understanding, it is not designed to be an exhaustive rule book.  The 3 RHA PPM is a valuable resource, much admired by other Regiments and rare in its obvious success.  It prospers with light touch management and does not require excessive regulation to be successful.