Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL)


Over-Seas House Park Place
St James’s Street London SW1A 1LR UK

Telephone: (44) 20 7408 0214



Year established: 1910

Number of staff: 43

Number of members: 13,778 subscribing individuals and 2,984 life or honorary members

Annual turnover: £3,312,672 in 2014

Officers (2012):

Patron: HM Queen Elizabeth II Vice Patron:

HRH Princess Alexandra President: Lord Luce

Chair of the Central Council: Mr Simon Ward

Vice-Chair: Sir Roger Carrick

Honorary Treasurer: Mr John Harbor

Director-General: Major General Roderick Porter

Aims and objectives:

The Royal Over-Seas League operates under Royal Charter and aims at promoting an enduring multi- racial fellowship pledged to the support of the Commonwealth and to the service of others and humanity at large.

Main activities:

• Providing clubhouse hospitality for ROSL members

• Organising an annual classical music competition • Organising Commonwealth art exhibitions
• Developing joint humanitarian/education projects

Recent publications:

Smith, A. (2010). The Royal Over-Seas League: From Empire into Commonwealth, A History of the First 100 Years. Taurus

ROSL also publishes the quarterly magazine, Overseas.