The UK Southern Chapter serves the AFCEA community who live and/or work across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex.
The Chapter seeks to work with the many military units across the region including training establishments located in HMS Collingwood, Blandford Camp and the Defence Academy (Shrivenham/Watchfield) as well as the Navy HQ in Portsmouth, the Army HQ in Andover and Defence Digital in Corsham. It also seeks to engage with the many elements of the defence and security industries sector located in the region.
In covering such a large area of Southern England the Chapter does not have an obvious identifiable geographic focal point. It therefore chooses to hold face-to-face events every 3-4 months in iconic venues which are well-served by the road and rail networks, such as the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and the Gurkha Museum in Winchester.