The Association combines the members and resources from the Movement Control Officers' Club (MCOC), the Movement Control Historical Society (MCHS) with the Movement Control Warrant Officers' Dinner Club (MCWODC) becoming affiliated to the Association. The idea being to bring together all Movement personnel from all three service into one organisation which hopefully would unite Movers past and present across the Globe.

It took a small working group almost a full year in 2002-2003 to pull together a plan for the formation of the MCA and draw up the Rules and Objectives.

The Association supports the preservation of movements history through its archive of documents, photographs and artefacts. The content of this archive is available to military historians who wish to research the role of Movement Control.


Uniting Movers, past and present, across the Globe.


  • To enhance the status and professionalism of Movement Controllers past and present while highlighting the importance of their contributions to the Movement Control Trade and Military as a whole.
  • To encourage the development of an international and national network structured on branches and regions where Movement personel from all services can meet and work together for their mutual benefit.
  • To create an awareness and, where appropriate, give advice to serving members about past Movement Control successes and failures. Ensuring we shape and influence current Plans and Operations accordingly; learning from our history.
  • To represent the interests of Movement Controllers in dealings with Industry and other Official Bodies.
  • To secure the future of the MCA by appropriately managing the association; ensuring that it meets current legislation and provides a suitable platform for promoting our aim and objectives.
  • To promote interest in, continue to gather and catalogue historical data involving Movement Control; from its origins to the present day.
Membership is open to all serving and retired personnel of all three services who have served in a Movement Control post, including civilians with a Movements background.

Membership is open to all British Army serving and retired Movement Controllers, who have during their regular or territorial military career, served in the rank of Warrant Officer in a Movement Control post.
Short term access
Open to those who wish to carry out research into Movement Control.