- On November 11, 1918, a group of British and Canadian Officers met informally in Philadelphia to celebrate the end of the the Great War (now known as World War I). At that informal dinner, the idea of a British Officers' Club of Philadelphia was proposed.
- The Club was to be comprised of British and Commonwealth Officers, British Embassy/Consular Officials, plus those United States Officers having served with British Units.
- A primary mission of the BOC has always been to foster and promote the friendship existing between Britain, her Commonwealth Nations and the United States.
- The BOC has grown its membership from the initial 20 members in 1919 to over 120 members today. The BOC actively suppots military charities and service organizations in Britain, the Commonwealth and the United States of America.
History of the British Officers' Club