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Who are The Buffs? (Event from 2021)

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The R A O B Club Gosport, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1LS

Come along and wish a Happy 100th Birthday to the Gosport Province of The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (aka The Buffs) and find out about their history at this special Open Day…

The RAOB in Gosport was formed on the 3rd January 1921, although the Order started nearly a century before that. Nationally, it’s now one of the largest fraternal organisations in the United Kingdom.

During this open day, you will be given a tour of the Club, including the Lodge Room, and find out all about who they are, what they do, and even how to join.

There will be a photo slide show of events and functions from the past, and members will be on hand to answer your questions.

You might even discover why they’re named after ‘buffaloes’… and maybe get to hear the song!

Duration: Allow 60 minutes.


Please note that this is an Event from 2021


No booking required


The Front Door on Stoke Road one step up, Wheelchair Access rear of the building, via Jamaica Place, small threshold step. Disabled Toilet ground floor, upstairs men’s toilet and female toilet. Stairlift available to get upstairs.

Wheel chair accesible toilets Toilets steps Service dogs welcome Accesible parking Mobility impaired family friendly refreshments


COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


The RAOB organisation aids members, their families, dependents of former members and other charitable organisations. The Order’s motto is “No Man Is At All Times Wise” (Latin: Nemo Mortalium Omnibus Horis Sapit) and it has the maxim of “Justice, Truth and Philanthropy”.


RAOB Club Gosport


Opposite Gosport Methodist Church on Stoke Road and next door but one to the former Royal Arms Pub (with its distressed glass canopy which is about to undergo restoration under Gosport Heritage Action Zone project)