Royal Army Temperance Association
Group From 1888 To 1958
Created by Lord Frederick Roberts as the ArmyTemperance Association by amalgamating two other long-standing temperance associations all based in garrison towns. He also created the ArmyTemperance Association (Home Operation) which by1896 had 13,000 members.
The ArmyTemperance Association became the Royal Army Temperance Association in 1902. It was claimed that 25% of soldiers at home and 40% of soldiers in India were members. The establishment of the NAAFI and changes in attitudes to heavy drinking led to the RATA being disbanded in 1958.
Our information comes from Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: An International ..., Volume 1.