Richard Belchamber – Condolences

It is with a heavy heart that we bring you news that Richard Belchamber  passed away at Worthing Hospital on 21st April, aged 79.

Service to take place at St Mary’s Church Clymping on Thursday 11th May at 12.30pm.Followed by a family only committal at Worthing Crematorium.

Family flowers only but donations if desired to go to either RNLI or PARKINSON UK. c/o Dillistone, 3a Arundel Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex. BN17 7BY.Family respectfully request that no dark colours to be worn.

The above Published in Worthing Herald on May 4, 2017

Some older members will remember Richard with affection. He held many different posts on WSDA committee and served the Southern region council for many years including as Region Chairman.

May Bank Holiday Meet

The weather almost held for the whole meet, and the campers enjoyed studying the aircraft in this ever popular meet.

Vallance By-Ways
Lowfield Heath Road
Nr. Gatwick

This Aviation Museum has a unique collection of British aircraft from the “golden age” of British aircraft manufacture. From the end of WWII until the 1970’s British aircraft designers produced some of the most innovative and advanced aircraft of the day. From post war to cold war, this museum clearly shows that timeline in aviation terms.

Amongst the list are classic names, Avro, Hawker, Gloster, De Havilland, English Electric, Blackburn, Percival.

More information can be found here.

Happy New Year, and Looking forward to Easter!

Happy New Year to all West Sussex DA Campers! We have just had our New Year Meal at the Old Tollgate in Bramber which was well received by all. Even the staff enjoyed having us there and said it was nice to see so many people thoroughly enjoying themselves!

Easter Meet at Clapham Village Hall


Registration for the meal on Easter Sunday is now closed. For those of you who have booked, please remember to pay for your meals on arrival at the meet.

2017 Site Meets are now live on the link above.

WSDA New Year Meal – 13 January 2017

We are holding our annual first gathering of the year at a new venue.
The Old Tollgate, The Street, Bramber,  BN44 3WE
Friday, January 13th 2017.
Meeting in the Function Room @ 7pm for 7.30pm
Please click here for link to Google Maps.
Three courses for a special WSDA club discounted price of £20 per person.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, however numbers are limited so would suggest to respond quickly so as not to be disappointed.
Please contact Pat Carpenter preferably by email ( or  Facebook Messenger or call/text on 07813 107655  to book your place.
We will ultimately require full payment by 12th December to advise the restaurant of our numbers.
The popular Carvery Restaurant offers an amazing choice of dishes using the finest of local, seasonal produce sourced from specially chosen suppliers.
The menu features our famous hors d’oeuvres cold table and hot starters, followed by the carvery style main course which includes casseroles, fish and vegetarian options in addition to the selection of succulent roast meats.
Make sure you check out the hot and cold desserts before you start your meal so you can save enough room to enjoy these delicious choices.

Thank you for 2016 camping

Thank you, each and every one of you that came out camping with West Sussex this year, whether it was for one night or every meet we wouldn’t be able to do it without you.

We also wouldn’t be able to run any meets without the stewards, so a big thank you to all the stewards. They do a very important job of running the meet and making everyone welcome. If you fancy trying your hand at stewarding, then please let us know. “Full training will be provided” – if you want to start off be helping to see what goes on, then not a problem, and there are always other campers on hand who have stewarded to lend a hand should you need it.

There are also lots of other helpers that organise activities, thank you to you all aswell. If you have any ideas for activities that you think would bring the campers together – if you know a good walk from a site, want to organise a game / sport put together a quiz (your webmaster/quizmaster wouldn’t mind testing his brain by trying to answer a few questions!) then ideas are welcome, so get your thinking caps on.

The next official DA event will be the Christmas / New Year meal, further details will be made available nearer the time.