Become a member of The Coastguard Association

Why become a member…

Being a member of The Coastguard Association helps us to help others. Your membership fee can really help us make a difference to Coastguard personnel and their families in their time of need.

This is just one example of the kind of thing we do…

A Coastguard Rescue Officer tragically passed away having been involved in an accident off duty. His widow with two young children did not have the financial ability to pay for his funeral.

One phone call to the Coastguard Association and a grant was provided to cover the basic costs. 

You can read more examples here along with details of other ways we offer support.

Individual Membership

All individual members are part of our national Central Branch for an annual fee of £12.50. Coastguard Association membership helps to ensure we are able to reach Coastguards and ex-Coastguards in their time of need.

You can sign up now online via PayPal by clicking the Become A Member Today button below. You can select ‘One Off’ for a single year’s membership or select ‘Yearly’ so your membership auto-renews every year (PayPal account required).

Alternatively, you can download our membership form and return it with the standing order to the postal address provided on the form or via e-mail to:

As a member of Central Branch:

  • You are welcome to attend our annual AGM in March.
  • You will have access to our Members Assistance Programme with a range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your immediate family, as well as a range of discounts to over 200 leading high street brands.
  • You will be kept informed about our latest news and events via our social media feeds and membership mailing list.
  • Joanna Howard looks after central branch, and is always happy to chat with members you can contact Joanna at

Branch Membership

Branch Membership is currently £40 per year.