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About BUSC

The British United Services Club, established in 1935, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those who have not served in the military, to become members. Rooted in camaraderie among British and Commonwealth citizens, and allied nations, the club was founded by Hollywood elites, former British officers, members of the British diplomatic corps, and prominent Southern California residents.

Our gatherings, held quarterly on the fourth Wednesday, take place at the Altadena Town & Country Club. Adhering to our cherished mess protocol, gentlemen are invited to don military mess dress, tuxedo with black tie, or formal highland attire, accompanied by appropriate miniature medals. For our esteemed ladies, military mess dress or other elegant evening attire is encouraged.

Each meeting is a delightful dinner affair, enriched with engaging speakers. Join us as we honor tradition, forge friendships, and celebrate our shared heritage at the British United Services Club.

“Neither the sure prevention of war, nor the continuous rise of world organization will be gained without what I have called the fraternal association of the English-speaking peoples ...a special relation-ship between the British Commonwealth and Empire and the United States.“

Winston Churchill

Sinews of Peace Address

March 5, 1946

The British United Services Club of Los Angeles is a dynamic, member-based, non-profit club dedicated to fostering the friend-ship that exists between the British Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America in the hope that this friendship might be preserved for all time.


Membership is by invitation.  An invitation will be extended after the prospective member is invited to Club meetings by a current member and properly introduced.  

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Why Join BUSC?

Our members wish to maintain a link with their military experiences in the spirit of camaraderie with members of the British Commonwealth and her allies around the world. Members who also share our belief in honouring our traditions who have not served in the military are also welcome. Here are individual perspectives from two of our members.

Officers going towards plane - old picture


The Club was founded in 1935 by a group of British officers and consular members. The first president was the then-Consul General Francis Evans, later Sir Francis Evans.

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Our Programs

The British United Services Club continues its long tradition of community service by offering several major programs  

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