The club was founded in 1943 by Colonel E H St Maur Toope from members of the 42nd Royal Tank Regiment Cadet Battalion located in the Borough of Battersea.
In 1948, the title was changed to “Battersea Ironsides”, “Ironside” being the affeconate name for the WWII Armourd Tank, and the club was opened up to players other than ex-Royal Tank Regiment Cadets.
Do you have any old photos of the Ironsides.
If you do, then please contact us. We would like to include photos of past teams in this section.