Letters of Introduction

When requesting a letter of introduction we ask that members give us 5-business days notice. We understand that there may be times when travel plans are organised last minute and on these circumstances we will endeavour to have your letter completed as soon as possible. However, please keep in mind that sometimes other Club matters may take priority so we encourage members to plan in advance to avoid disappointment.

To request a letter of introduction please email memberservices@navmil.org




Reciprocity Arrangements

A further advantage of membership is access to equally prestigious reciprocal clubs around the world, many of which offer high standard accommodation in central locations at reasonable prices. Your Club has reciprocal arrangements with more than 80 clubs worldwide, including a select few in Australia. These arrangements enable you as members to take advantage of the various clubs and their facilities while away from home.

To visit a reciprocal club, you must present a letter of introduction along with your membership card. Reservations must be made in advance with the reciprocal club of interest, and it should be noted that each club has its own policies in regards to payment and inspection procedures.

To obtain more information about these clubs, their facilities and privileges, please contact the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia on (08) 8223 2422.

List of Reciprocal Clubs

Please click the link to download the full list of our reciprocal clubs >> Reciprocal Clubs Worldwide

Members also have access to the International Associate Clubs worldwide. Please click the link to be directed to the IAC Website >> https://www.iacworldwide.com

Reciprocal Club Reviews

The Army & Navy Club // Washington DC

“Just a few blocks from The White House, the army & Navy Club is an icon of DC not to be missed. Breakfast and dinner were superb and the main dining room is magnificently appointed. The Daiquiri Lounge is perfect for a social meeting before dinner. The Club Library has a vast collection of volumes and dates back to 1891. Staff were very welcoming and hospitable, and the floors are lined with historic artworks and memorials to service members.”

Rating out of 5: 5

The New Club // Scotland UK

“Oldest Club in Edinburgh. Centrally located, lift access, superb decor with lovely old art work and historical portraits. Very gracious dining room with excellent service and beautiful meals from an extensive menu. Relaxing and gracious environment with accommodation available.”

Rating out of 5: 5

East India Club // London UK

NMAFC friends had told me that when in London, The East India Club was worth a visit. I could not stay there, because I was part of a tour, but with a Thursday evening free, I made a booking for dinner.

The Club is for gentlemen and was founded in 1849. It is in quite a central location at 16 St. James’s Square. At the bar, they offer well priced drinks and their wine list is extensive and great value. As with most clubs, members are warm, inclusive and delighted to start up a conversation. Of course, this is no different to what occurs at our club. After an hour of chat, it was time to head to the dining room. What a room – huge, towering ceilings and on every wall were enormous painting of Generals, Admirals and the like. I muttered to myself “this is the quintessential England”.

I ordered a quality Bordeaux red, which was one of the best I had tried win my 11 weeks overseas and it was not overpriced. My seafood cocktail was fresh, and the prawns were larger that I had seen since I left Adelaide. The Maître de then suggested I order the Roast Beef, for which (apparently) they were famous. The carriage was wheeled to my table and the steward with some flourish proceeded to thinly slice rare and hot roast beef on to my plate. Then another steward supplied the vegetables silver service and yet another brought the gravy and a mountain of small condiments in little dishes on another trolley. I ate my meal and then sat back to look at the scene of hundreds of very good-looking young people in the suits and evening dresses.

At that moment, it occurred to me ‘the old dart’ is alive and kicking! The East India Club was a highlight of my holiday and I urge you to indulge yourself in a way of life that has been left behind for most of the world. To find out more, visit their website: www.eastindiaclub.co.uk

The In & Out | Naval and Military Club // London UK

‘The location was Mayfair, London. The room rate was very well priced and the level of service and standard of food were excellent. It was not 5 star accommodation but 20% of the price with 5 star service. Very close to Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and walking distance to pubs and restaurants.”

Rating out of 5: 5

Singapore Cricket Club // Singapore

“The Singapore Cricket Club is centrally located on the Padang, very close to Marina Bay and City Hall MRT station. The Club does not provide accommodation, however there are 6 different bars and restaurants. The Main Lounge overlooks the cricket pitch and is a great place to relax. They have carvery lunches and the cheapest Singapore Slings in town. The Verandah Restaurant served good, cheap curries and daily specials. We were made to feel very welcome at the Singapore Cricket Club and would recommend this club to other members.”

Rating out of 5: 5

The Circulo Ecuestre // Spain

“During a recent visit to Spain we stayed in Barcelona at our reciprocal club, The Circulo Ecuestre.  It is an historic club located in the commercial district, 15 minutes walk south to the major tourist areas of the Gothic Quarter and El Raval, and at the north end of the famous La Rambla street.  Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is a 25 mins walk.  We found the location idea to escape the throngs of tourists at the end of the day.  There is an excellent underground in Barcelona with a stop nearby which allows easy access to more distant (or close) attractions.  There were countless tapas bars and restaurants in the vicinity of the club.

All the club staff spoke good English.  When we arrived there was a huge throng outside and inside awaiting the arrival of the German Foreign Minister – just to give you an indication of the calibre of the club.  The restaurant is high end.  We dined there and the food is very good and the meals large. The bar and public rooms are grand.  Our room was not big or lavish but very comfortable and quiet – an important factor in this city. The bathroom had been recently renovated.  A substantial European continental breakfast was included in the room rate and was taken on a lovely terrace.  I recommend that you consider the club as an option when visiting Barcelona.”

Royal Air Force Club // London UK

“I thought that I would report back on the accommodation at the Royal Air Force Club in London, where I stayed, courtesy of the reciprocal rights, in late December / early January 2017. I thought the club provided excellent accommodation. It was located on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner – a walk one way would take you to the lovely shops (including Fortnum & Mason) on Piccadilly and down to the Theatre District, and the other way, a relatively short walk to Harrods and the Victoria and Albert. It was just opposite Green Park, with Buckingham Palace on the other side of the Park.

-the staff were very friendly and attentive, and very accommodating when I changed my dates slightly at the last minute, and needed some extra days.

-the rate was excellent, and included an extensive buffet and a la carte breakfast, and there was a casual Tavern (the Running Horse Tavern) located within the Club, for casual and informal bar type meals.

I would thoroughly recommend it to others, and found it more friendly and accessible that the Army and Navy Club where I had stayed previously.”

Royal Automobile Club of Australia // Sydney AUS

“The stay was very comfortable, very old word rooms. The Dining Room on the 7th floor offers awesome views of the famous Sydney Harbour. Located within a few minutes of Circular Quay and the Railway Station. I would recommend this Club to other members.”

Rating out of 5: 5

Naval and Military Club // London UK

“The location was Mayfair, London. The room rate was very well priced. The level of service and standard of food was excellent! It was not 5-Star accommodation but 20% of the price with 5-Star service. Very close to Piccadilly, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and walking distance to pubs and restaurants. I would recommend the Naval and Military Club in London to other members.”

Rating out of 5: 5

United Services Recreation Club // Kowloon

Centrally located, three tennis courts, swimming pool, bowling green, gym and covers all sporting requirements. Service was excellent, dining very good with extensive menu. Dress casual (very), but did not detract from a very attractive Club. I would recommend the United Services Recreation Club to other members.”

Rating out of 5: 4