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Minutes of the RNPA committee meeting Via Zoom
Minutes of the RNPA committee meeting Via Zoom
Minutes of the RNPA Social, Re-union & Events Sub Committee MeetingRochester Hotel Vincent Squar London
Minutes of the RNPA AGMMaritime Club Portsmouth
Minutes of the RNPA committee meetingMaritime Club Portsmouth
Minutes of the committee meeting held on 1st March 2019 Awaiting copy ,Date/ Date Range
PhotographLossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range c 1959/61
PhotographLossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range c 1959/61
Photograph Walking to work in Lossie’s wooden phot section L-R Rainer Gunthart (German photographer), Jock Hetherington, Gordon @bogie Knight, Mike KeelingLossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range c 1959/61
Photograph Ready for another round L-R. Ernest, Yorkie, Colley, Mike Keeling, Alex Jamieson, Dave MatthewsLossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range 1959/61
Photograph L-R Rainer Gunthart (German Photographer) , Gordon "Bogie" Knight, "Bud" Flanigan, Unknown, (SE rating), Standing Pete DaleNear Lossiemouth harbour ,Date/ Date Range c1957/58
Photograph L-R Bogie Knight, Mike Keeling, Paul Yockney Ship/Place/Originator Lossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range c1957/58
Photograph Hear no evil…….. on Lossiemouth west beach L-R Ernest ‘Yorkie’ Colley, Mike Keeling, Jim Hinchey Ship/Place/Originator Lossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range c1959/61 ?
Photograph Run Ashore with near empty galsses L-R. Keith "Blossom Hartle, Alex Jamieson, Albert King, Dave MatthewsLossiemouth ,Date/ Date Range 1959/1961
Photograph Chris North in left hand seat of a Wessex 5 Ship/Place/Originator Portland ,Date/ Date Range
Photograph Course Group No 20 Phot 2) Andy Anderson, John Pengelly, Frank Calder, Tony Cooper, Spike Card Ship/Place/Originator Ford ,Date/ Date Range c 1955/6
Photograph Chris North in a Lynx photographic a Soviet Tango class submarine. Taken from an RAF launch Ship/Place/Originator Off Gibraltar ,Date/ Date Range c 1984
Photograph PO Carver ? with the Portsmouth Field Gun Crew Ship/Place/Originator HMS Excellent ,Date/ Date Range
Photograph Culdrose Photographic section Back. Audrey Dickson, Steve Hobden, PJ Packenas, Chris North, Lynn Herbert, Front. Bernie Pettersen, Steve Newbury, Andy Reekie Ship/Place/Originator RNAS Culdrose ,Date/ Date Range c 1982
DVD Containing Newsletter and photographs for Newsletter No 59 Ship/Place/Originator Various ,Date/ Date Range 10-11-2019
DVD Containing PDFs of Newsletters No 42 to 59 Ship/Place/Originator Various ,Date/ Date Range 10-11-2019
DVD Containing Photographs of the RNPA Reunion 2019 at Portsmouth Ship/Place/Originator Tony Darbyshire ,Date/ Date Range 11–14th October 2019
DVD Containing Photographs of the RNPA RNPA marchers at the Cenotaph and FAA memorial Ship/Place/Originator Various ,Date/ Date Range 10-11-2019
Photograph Cenotaph marchers at the Fleet Air Arm memorial on the embankment after the march L-R : Richard Thompson, Ric Burch, Julie Richardson, Danny du Feu, Maurice Brailey, Ian Wrightson (part hidden), Paul Hopley, Bob Stanyard, Catherine Kelly, Stuart Wood, Phil Everett, Ray Whitehouse, Joan Roberts, Wilf Francis, Ian Hooper, Maggie Pugh, Roger Forbes, Angela McLeod, Glynis Shaw, Alan Ferguson, June Smith, Mike Gilbert, Janet Pierpoint, Vince Richards, Crissie Proudly (who marches with the WRNS) Ship/Place/Originator The Embankment ,Date/ Date Range 10-11-2019
Photograph Cenotaph marchers before the march Missing from the picture, Paul Hopley, Ric Burch, Richard Thompson Ship/Place/Originator Horse guards parade ,Date/ Date Range 10-11-2019
100th Anniversary Reunion – Programme and pictures Ship/Place/Originator Portsmouth ,Date/ Date Range 11th – 14th October 2019
CD RNPA Newsletter No 58 plus pictures Ship/Place/Originator Editor ,Date/ Date Range Summer "019
Book of cartoons By Photographic Officer Lt "Tugg" Wilson Ship/Place/Originator HMS Eagle ,Date/ Date Range 1969/70
Photograph George Harvey presenting the head of the civil service at the Clyde Submarine Base with a "Fix it" badge having arranged a trip in the RMs fast patrol boat kneeling Jon Garthwaite, Behind him Karen Wood, Jan GreenHMS Neptune ,Date/ Date Range C1986??
Christmas card From the Clyde Submarine Base Dave Berrisford, On screens, Bill Simpson, Topsy, Jan Green, Scouse Sharkey, Nutty, George, Jon GarthwaiteHMS Neptune ,Date/ Date Range C1986??
Christmas card From the Clyde Submarine Base Paul Parrack, Bill Simpson + ?HMS Neptune Date/ Date Range C1986??
Article No 9 Phot 2s course pictured for the 1966 Air day programmeHMS Fulmar Date/ Date Range c1966
PhotographsHMS Excellent Date/ Date Range 21-9-2019
PhotographHMS EXCELLENT Date/ Date Range 21-9-2019
Photographers who did USN exchange service Any additional information gratefully receivedNA Date/ Date Range ?
Photographers serving with the Royal Marines Photographers served with the Royal Marines from 1967 having under gone the "Green Beret" course Any additional information gratefully receivedHistorian Date/ Date Range 1954 to 1997
ROYAL YACHT PHOTOGRAPHERS List of photographers who served on the Britannia from 1954 to 1997 Any additional information gratefully receivedHistorian Date/ Date Range 1954 to 1997
PhotographsRAF Cosford Date/ Date Range March 1998 - Nov 1998
PhotographsLee on Solent
PhotographsRNAS Donibristle , HMS Merlin
PhotographLossiemoutht
PhotographHMS Excellent
PhotographFord
PhotographIndomitable
PhotographPhot Officer in Indomitable
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PhotographMarch 4th, 1997
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PhotographYeovilton
PhotographPlymouth Barbican
Minutes of the RNPA AGMJurys Inn Plymouth
Minutes of the RNPA committee meetingJurys Inn Plymouth
Programme for the RNPA reunion in Plymouth
Minutes of RNPA held at FRPU(E) Whale Island and revised constitution
PhotographMarch 4th, 1980
Photograph Course Group Photo G 52
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PhotographNovember 12th, 2017Bob Stanyard
PhotographMarch 4th, 1966Excellent Ray Pogson, back row second left and Russ Whalley third left, part of the Fraser Gunnery Range's victorious team
PhotographMarch 4th, 1966Fraser A third place in the individual race by photographer Ray Pogson, left,
PhotographFraser Representing Fraser Gunnery Range in the 1965 Whale Island Marathon were photographers Front row left, Chris Dalby and Johnny Branson. A seaman
PhotographFraser : Pete Ferris, left, Ray Pogson, Artificer Ray Walters (3-mile race winner) and Brian Lowe were part of Fraser Gunnery Range's team at the 1966 HMS Excellent Inter-Departmental Athletics Championships
PhotographLossiemouth Celebration after winning a game of Ruby Left Jim Hinchey's, 'Ginge' Jordan, Brian Lowe, Ray Pogson and Ian Paterson savour victory
PhotographFord The Gentlemen's Church of Wads. (A much-loved RNAS Ford institution): Bottom left – Paul Parrack, Keith Rushby, Jim Hinchey, Phil 'Sharkey' Ward and Bill Mc Robbie
PhotographMarch 4th, 1963Lossiemouth HMS Fulmar soccer team
PhotographMarch 4th, 1963Lossiemouth Start of a football match between Lossiemouth phots and No 8 Phot 1s Course on a two-week attachment for the aerial photography segment Team captains' Jim Hinchey, left, and Ray Pogson swap banners before kick-off as Range Assessor Wrens Patsy
PhotographMay 7th, 1976
Minutes of RNPA AGM held at the Telford Hotel
Minutes of RNPA committee meeting
Reunion Programme 2017Telford Those Attending George & Roma Ash, Peter & Bridget Bunting, Nigel Craft, Tony & Val Darbyshire, Danny & Tina de Fue, Mervyn Ellis, Phil & Fiona Everitt, John Flack & Andrea Downing, Roger & Pam Forbes, Mike & M
PhotographSeptember 30th, 1981RAF Cosford
PhotographHMS London
PhotographMarch 4th, 1982Northwood
PhotographMarch 4th, 1982Hermes
PhotographRAF Cosford
MinutesMarch 1st, 2017
, Photograph Mamiya camera and Weston Master exposure meter on display at the exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the formation of the WRNSNational Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth Date / Date range. c2017
, Photograph New Photographers badge on the formation of the branch as part of the General Service Warfare organisation with effect from 26th January 2017FRPU(E) Date / Date range. c2017
, Photograph The legend that was CPO Stan ‘Mush’ Fairhurst delves into Neil Mercer’s Camera At Sea. ? Date / Date range ?
, PhotographLossiemouth Date / Date range 1963
, Photograph Fondly regarded as one of the best messes to be accommodated in by RNAS Lossiemouth-based photographers, 26 Mess (Miscellaneous) contained writers, sick-bay staff, SAR aircrew, seamen and safety equipment ratings. Among the photographers pictured are Bill McRobbie, Alfie Tubb, Brian Lowe and Ian Paterson.Lossiemouth Date / Date range 1961
, Photograph Former RN photographer Steve Potten, second right, was working in Dublin when he met up with a trio of holidaying shipmates from HMS Victorious’ first commission. Peter Thorne, left, Ray Pogson and Bill Porter later joined Steve for a glass or three of Guinness in Mulligan’s Date / Date range not known
, Photograph Ray Pogson, centre, met up with former HMS Fulmar photographers’ Terry Gill, left, and Tony Spring at the latter’s home in Lossiemouth whilst returning to Yorkshire from a fishing holiday at Cape Wrath. Date / Date range c 2005
, Photograph Chris Dalby, left, and Mike Lay appear un-moved by Ray Pogson’s efforts on the harmonica during stand easy at FPU Fraser Gunnery Range. Date / Date range 1966
, Photograph Stand easy at FPU Fraser Gunnery Range for Paul Parrack, left, Ray Pogson and Ian Hyden. Year: 1966 Fraser Date / Date range c 1966
, Photograph Wren range assessor Patsy Hares of Photographic Interpretation section at RNAS Lossiemouth makes a cup of coffee for future husband photographer Ian Paterson. Lossiemouth Date / Date range 1962
, Photograph Instructor Taff Eyers points out the fundamental aspects of press photography to No 6 Course Phot III trainees Bill McRobbie, left, Ray Pogson, Duncan Reid and Mike Lay at RNSOP Ford in July 1958. Alex Jamieson took the photograph. Ford Date / Date range c 7-1958
, Photograph Chow time for Roger Dorey, left, and Ray Pogson pictured on a weekend exped break near Fort Augustus. Lossiemouth Date / Date range 1967
, Photograph Ray Pogson, left, and Roger Dorey get up to something fishy near Mallaig while on a sight-seeing weekend on Scotland’s west coast. Lossiemouth Date / Date range 1967
, PhotographLossiemouth Date / Date range 1967
, Photograph Ready for all contingencies…Paul Yockney, left, Mac McCarthy, Art Brockman, Ray Pogson, wren Marian Davies from Photographic Interpretation and Bill McRobbie form the 1963 Easter Leave retard party.Lossiemouth Date / Date range 1963
, Photograph Bill McRobbie, left, Ray Pogson, wearing hat, and a shirt-less Art Brockman make the most of the warm spring sunshine whilst forming part of the 1963 Easter Leave retard partyLossiemouth Date / Date range 1963
Front Cover of Book by Glynis Shaw (Available to buy with donations to the WRNS BT)Glynis Shaw
Photograph Some of the marchers from the Remembrance day Parade on Horseguards in a pub of course L-R Paul Wellings, Slinger Wood, Bob Stanyard, Maurice Brailey, Ian Hooper, Danny du FeuLondon
Photograph Marchers from the Remembrance day Parade on Horseguards after the March L-R Front Roger Forbes, Ted Tierney, Joan Roberts, Bob Stanyard, Danny du Feu Middle. Ian Hoper, Brian Jackson, Slinger Wood, Paul Wellings. Back Flo Foorde. Maurice Brailey (hiding)London
Photograph Mic Brailey and Steve Dargan when on course Ship/Place/Originator Lossiemouth.
Type 27 mounting
F24 Camera Data cards Giving time interval for 60% overlap for speed and height variations for 8, 5 and 3¼inch lenses
Details of F46 Torpedo Training Camera Picture size was 7×2 ins with a Ross f4, 5ins lens & a louver shutter with a fixed speed of 1/100.
Minutes of RNPA Annual General Meeting
Minutes of RNPA committee meeting
Programme and Participants
CPO Photographers badge as worn 1951 to 1964
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Photograph Phots doing a FOD plod? (From Wolfie Wilkinsons album)
Minutes of the RNPA Committee meeting be held at FRPU(E) on 23rd March 2016 at 1330 Tony Darbyshire – Chairman Peter Bunting – Vice Chairman Jan Larcombe – Secretary – Historian Valerie Darbyshire – Treasurer Raymond Whitehouse – Social Secretary Stephen King – Membership Secretary Hilary King – Newsletter Editor Danny du Feu – Exhibitions WO Dua (Scooby) – For Item 3 Item 1. Approval of minutes of last meeting Item 2 . Matters arising Jan reported on the following a. Contact with other NA branches regarding combined reunions The Handlers had some 310 at their last reunion so were not interested in a combined reunion at this stage but both the SEs and METs did express an interest. After some discussion it was agreed that Jan should make contact with the SEs and METs to see if it as a practical proposition. b. Loan of equipment etc. from DSOP A loan to the IWM for the 2019 was a possibility c. Concessions at RN Museums He had confirmed the £10 concession during a visit to the Portsmouth dockyard d. Signed minutes The signed minutes have been given up as lost but he had unsigned copies of all the most recent ones e. 100 years of Naval photography book Hilary Roberts of the IWM had advised that trying to get a book published was very difficult and expensive and that a web page was a better option. Work on the article for the web page was progressing and it would be posted up at intervals for the committees information. Hilary said that she knew a manufacturer of photobooks and undertook to investigate the possibility of our producing a book of words and pictures for the 2019 celebrations f. WRNS 100th anniversary in 2017 Item 3. Celebrations in 2019 on 100th anniversary of the formation of the branch. (Discussed out of turn but included as item 3 with Scooby in attendance) It was explained that the association had met with the IWM and agreed that the aim should be to hold two events, One in London centered on the IWM, embracing the Peregrine Trophy presentation if possible, and the other in HMS Excellent Scooby explained that he held an annual symposium in Excellent for the serving photographers and that most of the business took place in the forenoon. The afternoon includes talks and displays by the photographic manufactures and it was thought that the association could be included in this and in the following formal “Anniversary” dinner. Scooby anticipated inviting ex photographic and news team officers for the event and said that it was possible to change the date and day. Uniformed photographers to lead with input and assistance from the RNPA Scooby went on to say that, for the foreseeable future, the Peregrine Trophy presentation would be held on a major warship in the Thames with very little notice of dates given. He added that anything except the actual mounting and dismantling of the exhibitor was no longer the province of the photographic branch and was considered so important that it was not unheard of for the First Sea Lord to get involved. Totally RN organized with a limited number of RNPA members attending It was recognized that the late notice of the date and the need of the IWM to plan for an event would cause problems but Scooby said that the Peregrine Exhibition boards could be transferred to the IWM at short notice or moved there later. It was hoped that the IWM would be able to produce a time line for RN photography and suitable displays of photographs and equipment. IWM lead with input, assistance and attendance of Uniformed Photographers and the RNPA History of RN Photography webpage RNPA Lead with IWM and uniformed photographers input Note. IWM intend to produce an RN photography timeline IWM Lead with RNPA and uniformed photographers input Ray suggested that a meeting between Captain Stidston and all interested parties should take place and Scooby said that this should be possible adding that the RNs new method of working “ a campaign” should take care of all the publicity required linking everything RN photographic to the 100 years of Naval photography from the start of 2019. He undertook to check that “a campaign” would fit with the aims of the parties involved. Ray suggested that we should be looking for a patron for the event, possibly a Royal. Scooby was doubtful about the Royal. Jan undertook to send Scooby a copy of the meeting with him before publishing the minutes Item 4. Chairman’s report Tony thanked the members for their work and said that he was happy to carry on as Chairman Item 5. Secretary’s report. Jan reported that the secretary’s job had been made so much easier with the use of electronic mail. He had received and sent no letters in the past six months. There followed a discussion on likely new members but he was unaware of the emails dealing with them as he had not had access to the internet for the past week. Item 6. Treasurers report Val produced the accounts for April 2015 to March 2016 which showed a £604 increase in the balance over the period. She explained that she had had to do some unorthodox accounting partly due to member not paying monies directly into the Associations account. It was agreed that greater efforts should be made to get members to pay into the associations account. Hilary undertook to emphasize the point in the next newsletter. Ray proposed and Steve seconded that the accounts be accepted, Agreed Research expenses Jan pointed out that the research expenses were likely to increase as 2019 approached as visits to archives would be more frequent and we would probably have to pay expenses to members helping with research Item 7. Membership Secretary’s report Steve reported that he had sent out 140 membership cards which now included partners of members and that he was currently talking to three prospective new members and that membership was slowly increasing. Ray said that it might be worth taking a lead from the Illustrious association who had increased membership markedly by using online forms and social media feeds to spread the word. Item 8. Newsletter editor’s report Hilary reported that she had her usual problem with a lack of items for the newsletter and that the next one would be a bit thin. Several suggestions were put forward and it was agreed that the launch of the 2016 reunion details would help fill it out a bit. Item 9. Social Secretary’s report Lessons learn from reunion surveys a. It was agreed the numbers replying to the surveys was somewhat disappointing but that the results showed that we were broadly on the right track with our current arrangements for reunions. They did however show that there was a definite preference for event in the south of England. Additionally there was good response to the 2019 celebrations in London and Excellent. The provisional arrangements include a visit to the SFPU(E) on the Friday afternoon with presentations on the past and present photographic tasks together with possible video films. SFPU(E) had pointed out that there was likely to be very few photographers in the unit and that the association would probably have to provide most of the effort on the presentations. Following the SFPU visit the would be a low key function in the WOs and Senior Rates mess including a buffet dinner with wine and a bar. Danny said that it would be better if his exhibition was put up in the mess rather that at the photographic unit and this was agreed by the committee. Ray asked Danny and Peter to arrange some sort of entertainment for the evening. Cost without the entertainment would be approximately £30. Saturday the morning would be centered on the newly refurbished Mary Rose museum in the dockyard followed by the committee meeting and the AGM at the Maritime Club. The formal dinner would also take place at the Maritime Club and include tot time and entertainment. Item 10. Website Tony explained that he had been working on another website and consequently had little time to concentrate on the associations site. He asked that all members should be encouraged to produce articles on ships schools and individual histories. Hilary agreed to include this plea in the next newsletter. Jan said he thought that a copy of the historical site should be included within the associations web site and that any changes in the website should cause automatic emails to members. Tony agreed to investigate. Item 11. Clothing sales Item 12. The Fleet Air Arm Memorial in need of restoration Ray had received an email from the Chairman of the Fly Navy Federation saying that the Fleet Air Arm Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum was in need of expansion, adding 41 more plaques to the 34 already in place. It was agreed that a donation of £100 would be appropriate and Val made out the cheque and passed it on to Ray for onward transmission. Hillary said would include the details in the newsletter. Item 13. The Peregrine Trophy 2016 Ray said that the Peregrine Trophy presentations would be held on a Major warship anchored in the Thames on 7th June 2016. Ray had been given some tickets but it emerged that numbers were uncertain and needed to be confirmed with Scooby. Post meeting note. Scooby will investigate. Item 14. RNPA attendance and March Past at the Cenotaph Dany had expressed an interest in organizing an RNPA presence in the marchpast at the Cenotaph on remembrance Sunday and Ray advised that this had to be done through the Fly Navy Federation and that the contact was one Allan Purdy. Hilary undertook to include a trawl in the newsletter.
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Christmas Card Includes .Brian Hayward, Topsy Turner, Wally Beards, Tiz Brenon, Tracy Teasdale,March 4th, 1974
Christmas Card Includes. Karen Granger, John Sinclair, Gary Nixon, Roger Carver,Eric Puleston, Ted Tierney, Don Sidebottom, Mac McKenzie, Jan Broomfield, Len Cobbett,March 4th, 1974
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Programme and Seating plan
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MinutesApril 28th, 2015
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Minutes October 19th, 2014RNPA Secretary
RNPA ConstitutionOctober 19th, 2014RNPA Committee
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PhotographFord
PhotographMarch 4th, 1965Centaur
DVDMarch 4th, 2021SFPU(E)
Christmas CardCuldrose
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Christmas CardYeovilton
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Christmas Card Others. Rod Safe, John Coombs, John Farrow, Bob Pearce, Peter Bunting, Mac McKenzie, Tom Brieully, Rick Birch, Ric Toyer, Grant Hindle? March 4th, 1982FPU
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Christmas CardMarch 4th, 1977Chatham
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Christmas CardMarch 4th, 1979Portland
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Christmas CardMarch 4th, 1984Heron
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Christmas Card Chris Dalby,On Top PJ Packenas, Tom Suddes, Chris North, In the potCuldrose
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Christmas CardMarch 4th, 1975RM Poole
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Newsletter 1979March 4th, 1979FPU Excellent
Newsletter 1979March 4th, 1979FPU Excellent
Newsletter 1975/6March 4th, 1975RNSAP Excellent
Newsletter 1970October 26th, 1970RNSOP Lossiemouth
Navy News Article Jan 1956December 31st, 1955Navy News
LetterJune 27th, 2014Rod Safe
Navy News articleMarch 4th, 2021Navy News
Copy of Flight Deck Summer 1999March 4th, 1999Flight Deck
2 CDsYeovilton
PhotographFulmar
Minutes RNPA Committee meeting held on 21st March 2014RNPA Committee Date/Date range . 2--3-2104
MinutesSecretary Date/ Date range 17-3-2010
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PhotographMarch 4th, 2021Lee on Solent
PhotographsMarch 4th, 2021Vanguard
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Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Back row L to R Terry Hogan ? Brian Peters, the Tiff camera repair man, Brian Roberts in the beret, Unknown Bill McRobbie (deceased), Grant Hindle, Looks like Middle row L to R Chief Harry Graham, Jill Purves , Tom Breuilly , Stewart? , Lt Cdr Paul Johnson, Taff Morgan, Chief Phot Chuck Jones USN, Trevor ‘Dutch’ Holland, Seated L to R Lt JG Bob Lister USN, John Farrow, Lt Tony Fisher, front row L to R Lynne Loughlin (nee Johnson), Pete Howton, Chris Honour (nee Jamieson), Gary NixonExcellent Date/Date range . 1973
Minutes Remarks/People Involve. Of RNPA AGM held at the Wessex Hotel Bournemouth on 6th October 2013Acting Secretary Date/Date range . 06-Oct-13 -
Minutes Remarks/People Involve. Of Committee meeting held at SFPU(E) on 18th Sept 2013Acting Secretary Date/Date range . 18-Sep-13 -
Seating Plan and Menu Remarks/People Involve. for 2013 Reunion DinnerSocial Secretary Date/Date range . 05-Oct-13 -
Programme Remarks/People Involve. For 2013 Reunion at the Wessex Hotel BournemouthSocial Secretary Date/Date range . 4-7th Oct 2013 -
Photograph and letter Remarks/People Involve. From Brian Witts about Frazer and FPUExcellent Date/Date range . 10-Jul-13 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Two phots inspecting aerial film from daylight developing tankunknown Date/Date range . -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Phot using an F24 contact printerunknown Date/Date range . -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Fleet Photographic Unit? 1941 with Bomb Damage This could be Film Production Unit No1unknown Date/Date range . c1941 -
Christmas card Remarks/People Involve. Simbang. Includes Paul Johnson, Fred Jones, Mike McNight, Blondie Robertson, Thomo, J Farrow, Bridges , Bunny, Florry Ford + + ?Simbang Date/Date range . c1964
Christmas card Remarks/People Involve. Culdrose. Includes Nobby Clark, Bob Pearce, Mike Gilbert, F Brown, + + ?Culdrose Date/Date range . ?
Newspaper article Remarks/People Involve. Report on the hacking of the RNPA website. Copyright but can email a copy for private studyThe (Scottish)? Sun Date/Date range . 26-Jan-09
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Mike Gilbert as a MFU Sinia Force Photographer on the units bike Date/Date range . c-1985 –
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Mike Gilbert as a MFU Sinia Force Photographer on the bridge of an Italian minesweeper in the Red Sea Date/Date range . c-1984
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. L- R Ben Cartwright, Russ Walley and unknown in bar in Amsterdam Date/Date range . c-1968 –
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. CPO Bill Pagdon on the Flight deck of Victorious Date/Date range . c- 1965 –
PhotographLee Date/Date range . c1962
PhotographLee Date/Date range . c1962
PhotographFord Date/Date range . c1956
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Bedford CF bus outside the school at Ford picking up Phots to go to the living siteFord Date/Date range . c1956
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Anson Mess, The Phots mess at FordFord Date/Date range . c1956
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Naval Airman Nigel Craft FPU at TipnerTipner Date/Date range . c1960 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. L-R Nigel Craft, Terry Darker, Terry’s Sister, Paddy Purcell, Frank Calder, Terry’s Niece Christmas 1965 (Ark Royal) Freemantle, Australia at the home of PO Terry Darker’s Sister.Ark Royal Date/Date range . c1965 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Fleet Gunnery Exercise Gibraltar c1964. The Phots were billeted at an old army camp at Europa Point with the Fleet clearance diving team. L-R Chick Fowler, Dave “Taff” Eyres, Nigel Craft, Len Wilmot, Sharky Ward. + probably two Clearance divers.Gib Date/Date range . c1964 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. . Nigel Craft with Peckam Wray (5×4 inch camera) and Norman “Gordie” Skelton with a VN (9x 12 cm camera) No 25 Phot 2s courseFord Date/Date range . C1957 -
Cartoon Remarks/People Involve. Of Gunnery Shoot. Caption at top reads "We are safe with this ship firing at us. Bubble from man on Ladder "Merchant ship in Distress on starboard bow Sir" From Office at foot of Ladder "Hit Short 50! Merchant Ship!" From Merchant ship "Hellpp! Round Rosette "The Barn Door is Open 40" ( I think Ed.) Date/Date range . –
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. The Double Headed monster. Used for throw off Gunnery Shoots on Apollo (Minelayer) Date/Date range . –
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Phot section staff Tyne, Submarine depot ship Left, Not Known, Ian Johnson, “Pricky” Hart, Probably Dennis LoweTyne Date/Date range . c May 1956 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Ian Johnson on the Rue De Siam Brest. Note "Phot 3s" badgeTyne Date/Date range . c1956 -
Cartoon Remarks/People Involve. Of No 21 course by Geoff Bendall Date/Date range . 09-May-05 –
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. No 21 Course, The First all National Service Course.Ford Date/Date range . c 1955/6 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Ian Johnson on Tyne at InvergordonTyne Date/Date range . c 1956 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Dave Matthews as Rum Bosun at FrazerFrazer Date/Date range . c 1964 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. The Phots mess at Frazer No 6 messFrazer Date/Date range . c 1964 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Training display Board at Ford Any Offers?I have a good hi res scan of this one Top 2, Charlie Robinson with Dial recording camera, Bottom 1, Mark Bocott with Low angle marking plotter, Bottom 3 Bert Sinclair ? and three phots in modeling room?Ford Date/Date range . c 1956 -
Photograph Remarks/People Involve. Ken Morris with long lens aerial Camera (F52?)Ford Date/Date range . c 1956 -
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MinutesSeptember 29th, 2012Secretary
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Photograph & TubMarch 4th, 2021RNPA committee
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MINUTES FOR THE ROYAL NAVAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT SFPU (E) HMS EXCELLENT PORTSMOUTH ON MONDAY 12th MARCH 2012 AT 1100 Present: Jan Larcombe –acting chairman Ray Whitehouse H. King S. King Amanda Reynolds. Apologies Ian Hooper Richie Moss Paul Cowpe Minutes of previous meeting held 24TH September 2011 Minutes approved and duly signed by Jan Larcombe Item 2. Matters Arising. Covered below. Item 3 Secretary’s Report Jan had asked Ian to forward the Secretaries pack. He has sent Jan 5 sets of Minutes. Account is pretty healthy as of 28th December we had £ 3664.63 and to date we have £4483 .37. Many members had not updated their Standing orders Only 66 Paid up members, Some 13 had not paid the correct amount Steve to chase up. New email to all email addresses. Item 5 Membership Secretarys Report Steve King stated the new database is now completed and running but needs to master the program. It gives us so much more in what it can reproduce very quickly rather than using Excel to work out information. Hilary has now completed making up the cards with reference to treasures report. Hilary has added Single and Joint membership where appropriate. Discussion on dates of issue and expiry. It was agreed to leave cards as planned. . Amanda to supply email addresses of serving members Item 6 Social Secretarys report Ray stated we were in for a busy year and is planning to arrange three major events Ray expressed some reservation on returning to previous venues but it was agreed that the reunion would be in late September. Social on Friday night. AGM in the Mariners Club on Saturday afternoon then a Social Reunion in the Boathouse in the evening. Post meeting note The boat house had become prohibitively expensive and also required payment for a minimum of 120 people. Ray is investigating other venues in the area Late June /July Dedication of RNPA plaque at the Nation Arboretum Once this had been agreed a design for plaques the RNPA plaque can be made and a date can be announced. I was agreed that the RNPA plaque should include both the Camera and aeroplane badge designs Possible Event in Bristol or other area Possible Cosford Reunion 14th June 2012 Falklands 30th Anniversary Service at Yeovilton. Jan expressed an interest in representing the RNPA Steve reported new printer is fast and more efficient than inkjet printing. I Item 8 Jan had info from Paul Cowpe on the Web site Jan suggested we look at an RNPA News Group and would ask Paul to investigate Item 9 Covered in Item 6 Item 10 Covered in Item 3 Item 11 Newton Bell Jan had emailed Stuart three times with no response (Stuart in Libya again). Amanda had had contact on facebook and agreed to try and find out what progress had been made Item 12 Tee Shirts and Embroidered Fleece Steve has had two items Embroidered from a company called Whittakers A sum of £20 was paid for the production of the RNPA Logo. This logo remains on the system and any garments are embroidered for free. One only pays for the items when purchased Item 13 Danny Du feu. New role. Item 12 Constitution Constitution 2009 version. Jan suggested that this be looked at and updated if necessary. Item 12 The committee disused this and was agreed that until AGM Ray Whitehouse would be Acting Chairman Meeting declared closed at 1308 .
Royal Navy Photographers Association Rules and Constitution as of April 2012 Rules & Constitution When an Association is formed, certain very basic rules are laid down to protect the interests of the Association and its members, as time passes it will become apparent that the scope of the rules will require updating to accommodate other aspects of the Association as it progresses. It will be the intention of the committee to avoid complex documents and to keep things simple using common sense. a. Royal Navy Photographers Association a. Via the Secretary. Currently Jan Larcombe, jandor@which.net or 0196323426 a. To promote the Association and the RN Photographic Branch, and to encourage joint social events. b. To provide a social calendar to enable members to meet on a regular basis; Reunions, AGM’s etc. c. To provide a central point of contact through the secretary for members. d. To maintain a close liaison with the parent branch, and the service in general. e. To provide an accurate history of the branch for factual reference. a. The association shall have a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Historian and Serving Member who will be the committee. b. In addition, other Officers may be created as and when the committee decides it to be necessary. 5. Eligibility For Membership a. Membership of the Association is open to: 1. All serving members of the Photographic Branch of the Royal Navy. 2. Anyone who has previously served in the RN Photographic Branch. 3. Any commissioned Officer who is or was a specialist Photographic Officer. 4. The partners of those eligible for full membership are also invited to join the Association, although if accepted will hold no voting rights. b. Honorary membership shall only be granted under exceptional rare circumstances, following discussion at an Annual General Meeting. c. Proof of service may be required by the Association, either by Service Documentation or by referee. 6. Subscriptions a. Subscriptions shall be payable annually on 1st January, preferably by Standing Order. Members joining after that date should pay by cheque and then arrange a standing order for the next financial year. b. Membership is offered free of charge to the registered disabled. c. Annual subscriptions shall be subject to change and any change shall be made by resolution at an Annual General Meeting. d. If an eligible member and their spouse wish to join the Association together, joint membership is reduced providing the standing order method is used. 7. Membership a. Members are expected to support the aims of the association, promote it in a positive manner, encourage membership, support and promote our parent branch encouraging younger serving members to join the Association. b. Members should advise the secretary of any change of address as soon as possible. c. No member may negotiate any business, financial or otherwise, in the name of the Royal Navy Photographers Association without approval of the Committee. d. Any complaints about any aspect of the Association should be made in writing addressed to the secretary, who shall inform the committee at the earliest opportunity. The decision of the committee is final. 8.Officers Duties a. The Chairman. The Chairman shall take the chair at and preside over all Association meetings and all business shall be conducted through him. He shall have the casting vote in the event of a leveled vote. b. The Vice-Chairman. The Vice-Chairman shall assume the responsibility of the Chairman in his absence. At meetings where the Chairman is attending the Vice-Chairman shall form part of the committee. c. The Secretary. The Secretary shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Associations business in its many forms. He shall liaise with and seek advice from other Officers as necessary. The Secretary will deal with all correspondence on behalf of the Association. d. The Treasurer. The Treasurer will collect all monies on behalf of the Association and deposit them in the Associations accounts. He is responsible for all the financial aspects of the Association and will be co-signatory to the Associations accounts. The second signatory will be a member of the committee who shall be appointed by the full committee. 9. The Committee a. The Committee shall consist of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary Newsletter Editor, Historian and Serving Member and up to four other committee members elected from the Association membership. b. Committee Meetings Committee meetings shall be held as and when required, at a time and place agreed by the committee. Such meetings shall be open meetings and any member wishing to attend shall be free to do son. c. A quorum of four committee members shall be required to make the transactions of the committee valid, but all committee members are expected to attend meetings whenever possible to represent the membership of the Association. d. Election of Officers e. The position of each Officer shall be considered at each Annual General Meeting and serving Officers should remain in office for a minimum of 3 years or until they wish to stand down. f. If an Officer is considered by the majority of the remaining committee to be lacking or not fully contributing to the good of the Association without reasonable cause, he will be asked to stand down. g. When there is a requirement to fill a vacant office, or when the committee creates a new office, it will be announced in the next edition of the newsletter, and volunteers invited. Potential candidates shall advise the secretary in writing of their intention to stand for election no less than two weeks prior to the meeting, and will be expected to attend the next AGM where a nomination process will be conducted. 10. Annual General Meetings a. The Annual General Meeting shall be held in Sept/Oct/Nov of each year, the actual date and venue, will be decided upon by the committee and the membership informed no less than 28 days prior to the meeting. At least 21 days notice is required for items for the Agenda to enable the committee to discuss proposals prior to the AGM. b. Any member wishing to make a proposal at an AGM shall be required to attend the meeting in person. 11. Extra Ordinary Meetings a. Should the need arise; an extra-ordinary general meeting may be called. If so the membership shall be informed at least 28 days prior to the date of the proposed meeting whenever possible, other than an emergency situation when as much notice as possible will be given. 12. Local Branches a. The committee shall first approve any local branches of the Association that may be created throughout the country. b. Such branches shall be purely for social purposes and a recognized representative of the branch shall be responsible to the national committee, through the national secretary, in the interests of national unity. c. Local branches opening a bank account shall not use the name – Royal Navy (or Naval) Photographers Association – for the account name. 13. Disclaimer of Liability a. The Naval Photographers Association shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage to or by any of its members or guests; neither shall it be liable for the conduct or behavior of any individual attending any function organized by the Association. 1. Name
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Minutes of the RNPA AGM – Royal Maritime Club – 28th November 2009 The AGM commenced at 1535. Item 1 – Welcome John Cunningham welcomed everyone to the meeting. Following the tradition of the association he asked for one minutes silence in remembrance of those fellow photographers who had recently passed away. Item 2 – Chairman’s report John Cunningham announced that he was stepping down as Chairman after 12 years. He made a special point of thanking the membership for all the support and in particular the committee. He said that younger blood was required to take the association forward and said that he would be proposing that Stuart Antrobus succeeds him as the Chairman. Item 3 – Secretary’s report (delivered by Stuart Antrobus) In the absence of any major association activity over the past 24 months Stu took the opportunity to report on what has been happening with the RN Phot Branch itself. Photographers have had a particularly busy period in a variety of operational theatres. In particular they have been on the front line in Afghanistan supporting the Royal Marines as well as contributing to the Media Operations effort. Special mention should be made to LA phot Gaz Faulkner who captured several outstanding images whilst serving in Afghanistan including the shots of AB Kate Nesbit who was awarded the . Military Cross for her bravery. . Several sea-going.phots have been involved in capturing images whilst on Counter Piracy Operations, Anti-Drug Smuggling activities and a variety of other projects across the globe. The shore based phots have also had a hectic period which has included covering the 100th Anniversary of the Fleet Air Arm, arrival of the new Type 45 Destroyer, Astute and far too many repatriations. He informed the members present that the naval Appointer has moved away from keeping specialist’ photographic officers in the key posts. We now have a non-phot as the head of the branch, a non- phot as procurement officer (SME) and it looks likely that the next OIC of the Fleet Photographic Unit will also be a non-phot. Whilst this is probably acceptable from a Royal Navy management perspective it has had a serious effect on moral within the branch. A great deal of hard work is going on behind the scenes to make sure that the ‘Phot family’ ethos is maintained; not an easy task. The number of Image Analysts (lA) has increased over the past few years and it now looks like the branch itself will be almost 30% lA’s. The number of front line billets has also increased within the sea-going billets so the photographers are certainly earning their wages. The Association itself has been relatively-quiet over the past 12 – 18 months but as we move into the New Year our Social Sec, Ray Whitehouse, has plans for more ‘getting together events’. He will communicate these through the membership secretary in the form of a flyer, the newsletter and the website; www.rnpa.info " ,:, Item 4 – Treasurer’s report Richie Moss provided a detailed report on the association’s expenses. Please see attached. Item 5 – Constitution An updated version of the RNPA Constitution was explained by Stu Antrobus. Please see attached. Item 6 – Annual Subs In view of the increase in the cost of materials to produce the newsletter (inks, paper etc), pay for the hosting of the website, general running expenses and a view to subsidising future events, it was proposed that the annual subs should be increased. After much debate it was agreed that the single subscription should increase to £15 per year and the Joint subscription should increase to £20. Serving photographers wishing to join the association will now come under the same rules as retired members and will be required to pay the full subscription. Proposed by Dave Morris. Seconded by Mike Keeling Item 6 ;. Committee – Election of new members. Chairman – Stuart Antrobus: Proposed by John Cunning ham – Seconded by Danny du Feu .. Vice-Chairman – Paul Cowpe: Proposed by Stuart Antrobus. Seconded by Roy Penny. Secretary – lan Hooper. Proposed by Jan Larcombe. Seconded by John Cunningham – Treasurer – Richie Moss. No change Social Secretary – Ray Whitehouse. No change. Membership Secretary – Danny du Feu. No change. . Item 7 – 90th Anniversary Ball and Reunion The location for the 90th anniversary ball and weekend reunion was discussed at length. It was generally felt that September/October would be the preferred month as this falls at the end of the peak season. Bournemouth, Poole, London and Portsmouth were all suggested as possible locations if an affordable weekend deal could be identified. The Social Secretary, with the assistance of the other committee members, will research and .report back in the New Year. – Item 8 – AOB, Honorary Membership:: Stuart Antrobus proposed that John Cunningharn. -become an honorary member of the association. The members present fully supported the proposal. Peter Newton Memorial After much discussion it was decided to look into purchasing a Ships Bell inscribed with the "message ‘In memory of a dear friend and colleague-Peter Newton – Cheers". The idea will to chime the bell at AGM’s or meetings where Rum is on the agenda! Item 9 … Date of next meeting will be announced in the New Year. Meeting closed at 1720 Rum was issued on completion of the meeting.
90th Anniversary Reunion Weekend & AGM Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth 27th to 29th August 2010 Friday 27th August 1500/1730 Registration & Rooms available for check-in Hotel Lobby 1800/1930 Informal Drinks “Get-together” Hotel Lobby Bar 1845/1930 Informal Table d’hôte Dinner Lulworth Restaurant 2045/2300 R.N.P.A. Horse-Race Meeting Bryanston Suite Saturday 28th August 0800/1000 Breakfast Lulworth Restaurant 1000 onwards RNPA Historical Section open Hotel Lobby 1000 onwards Peregrine Trophy Exhibition 1000 onwards Optional visit to Bucklers Hard 1600/1730 AGM Purbeck Suite 1900/1945 Reception Hotel Lobby Bar 1945/0030 90th Anniversary Dinner Dance Forestdale Suite Sunday 29th August 0800/1000 Breakfast Lulworth Restaurant 1600 – Saturday 28th August – Purbeck Suite § Chairman’s Welcome § Roll of Honour § Approve the Minutes of the 2009 AGM § Matters arising § Treasurer’s Report § Secretary’s Report § Membership Secretary’s Report § Newsletter Editors’ Report § Social Secretary’s Report § 2011 Reunion & AGM; date & venue § Propositions § A.O.B. § Up Spirits RNPA COMMITTEE 02072187508 stuart.antrobus369@mod.uk Vice Chairman/Webmaster Lt Paul Cowpe RN fleet-photfrpuoic@mod.uk Secretary Ian Hooper ian@hoops48.fsnet.co.uk Treasurer Lt Richard Moss BSc (Hons) RN 02380265212 richris95@googlemail.com Membership Secretary Danny du Feu 0116 2898725 danny@ddf-photography.co.uk Social Secretary Ray Whitehouse 01903 770906 ray@chilston.com Newsletter Editors Steve and Hilary King 01926 334190 h.king2@sky.com Historian Maurice (Jan) Larcombe . jandor@which.net Serving Personnel Amanda Reynolds amandareynolds826@googlemail.com Seating Plan for Dinner Table 1 Antrobus Stuart & Colleen Table 5 Hooper Ian & Carol McKenzie Jack Du Feu Danny & Tina Stevens Rosemary Reid Duncan Palmer Gwen & Alison White June Philbrick Cicilia Manning Doug & Maureen Cunningham John & Moira Table 2 Pogson Ray & Angela Table 6 Penny Roy & Elizabeth Thorne Pete & Angela Pinnock Pete & Jan Porter Bill & Anne Howton Peter & Terry Yockney Paul Craft Nigel & Thurl Parrack Paul Table 3 Morris David Table 7 King Steve & Hilary Lenaghan Sharon Fitzgerald Mary Keeling Mike & Jean James Linda & Peter Safe Rod Holland Geoff & Helen Stenning Bill & Rosemary Ellis Mervyn Table 4 Cobbert Len Table 8 Whitehouse Ray & Pam Simpson Bill Gilbert Mike & Mary Berrecloth John & Sybil Larcombe Jan & Doreen Birmingham Jim & Debbie Reynolds Amanda Darbyshire Tony & Val Leather Tony Cartwright Brian (Ben)
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Photograph. A "Youthfull" Tony Darbyshire’s (on Left) 21st birthday party in 2|E3 Mess All the rest are Handlers Ship/Place/Originator . HMS Bulwark, April 12th, 1968
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Copyright, and included with permission, of The TIMES Published. November 25, 2009 Ron Bowey: N aval photographer Ron Bowey was a Royal Marines physical training instructor who became a naval photographer after war injuries made it impossible for him to continue in that specialisation. In 2004 he fulfilled a long-held intention to visit the graves of three comrades, two Marines and a naval aviator, who had been murdered by the Japanese in 1945. Making his way to Singapore he sought out Kranji cemetery where, by that time in a wheelchair and accompanied by a nurse, he was able to pay his respects at the graves of Major John Maxwell, Colour Sergeant Ernie Smith and Sub Lieutenant John Tomlinson. The two Royal Marines had been members of a special operations group captured by the Japanese after they had landed on the island of Phuket off the coast of Thailand to reconnoitre Japanese dispositions. Along with the naval pilot whose aircraft had come down in the sea, they were executed by the Japanese in 1945 after refusing to give information under interrogation. Bowey had become aware of their fate when he gained access to an intelligence document of HQ Malaya Command. What he read there haunted him for many years afterwards. Ronald Arthur Bowey was born in 1919 and joined the Royal Marines in 1938 specialising as a PT instructor and later training to become a corps photographer and film cameraman. Injuries received during the war left him badly disabled in both legs, but he was able to transfer to photographic duties, recording events for the Chief of Naval Information, the Chief of Naval Intelligence and the Commandant General Royal Marines. One of his assignments was to photograph the Japanese surrender in Singapore in 1945. He subsequently went to Rangoon, and then visited the Htaukkyant war cemetery in which lie most of the 27,000 British and Commonwealth dead of the Burma campaign. But what particularly prompted his wheelchair-bound visit to Burma and Malaysia many years later was a Malaya Command intelligence summary, which described the suicide of three Japanese intelligence officers at Rengam on December 28, 1945. The three officers had killed themselves in circumstances described as “amende honorable” after confessing that they had personally tortured and then beheaded three British PoWs, Major Maxwell, Colour Sergeant Smith and Sub Lieutenant Tomlinson in July 1945. Maxwell and Smith had been part of a small special forces group that had landed on Phuket by canoe from a submarine in March 1945 to reconnoitre the dispositions of Japanese airfields on the island and also pass back information on the landing beaches. Smith had been badly wounded in a battle with Japanese troops. Maxwell remained with him and both men were captured. They were subsequently joined in captivity by Tomlinson, who had been picked up from the water after the Hellcat reconnaissance fighter he was flying from the escort carrier Empress had ditched in the sea. After refusing to give their captors any more than the basic information required by the Geneva Convention they were, after several months of interrogation and torture, taken to a hill on Singapore island and beheaded. According to their executioners the men had given an impressive display of light banter as they said their farewells to each other. Bowey was increasingly affected by the account he had read, and could not rest easy without visiting the graves of the three men. He recalled: “When I visited the cemeteries, I faced the headstones, closed my eyes and said a short prayer. I felt my years slip back to my early twenties, which would be the average age of the majority here. They had been gently recovered from the jungles, the swamps and the jails and brought to the cemeteries. They were no longer in isolation scattered across the battlefields. Now they were all together in serene peace.” Bowey, who had transferred from the Royal Marines to the RN School of Photography in 1949, travelled the world in his new job. Among his assignments were several state occasions, and he accompanied the Duke of Edinburgh on a world tour. After retiring from the Royal Navy in 1964 he worked as a television cameraman. Latterly severe diabetes had led to the amputation of both his legs and a number of his fingers, and he had been wheelchair-bound, which made his Singapore pilgrimage the more remarkable. His wife Joan, whom he married in 1957, died in 1993. He is survived by three daughters and a son. Ron Bowey, Naval photographer, was born on September 14, 1919. He died on November 2, 2009, aged 90
Royal Navy Photographers Association Rules and Constitution as Nov 2009 Rules & Constitution When an Association is formed, certain very basic rules are laid down to protect the interests of the Association and its members, as time passes it will become apparent that the scope of the rules will require updating to accommodate other aspects of the Association as it progresses. It will be the intention of the committee to avoid complex documents and to keep things simple using common sense. Name Royal Navy Photographers Association Fleet Regional Photographic Unit (East) Building 178 Whale Island Portsmouth PO1 8ER Tel: 02392 547112 Objectives 1. To promote the Association and the RN Photographic Branch, and to encourage joint social events. 2. To provide a social calendar to enable members to meet on a regular basis; Reunions, AGM’s etc. 3. To provide a central point of contact through the secretary for members. 4. To maintain a close liaison with the parent branch, and the service in general. 5. To provide an accurate history of the branch for factual reference. The Constitution 1. The association shall have a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Secretary who will be the committee. 2. In addition, other Officers may be created as and when the committee decides it to be necessary. Eligibility For Membership 1. Membership of the Association is open to: a. All serving members of the Photographic Branch of the Royal Navy. b. Anyone who has previously served in the RN Photographic Branch. c. Any commissioned Officer who is, was a specialist Photographic Officer. d. The spouses of those eligible for full membership are also invited to join the Association, although if accepted will hold no voting rights. 2. Honorary membership shall only be granted under exceptional rare circumstances, following discussion at an Annual General Meeting. 3. Proof of service may be required by the Association, either by Service Documentation or referee. Subscriptions 1. Subscriptions shall be payable annually by 1st January, preferably by Standing Order. Members joining after that date should pay by cheque and then arrange a standing order for the next financial year. 2. Membership is offered free of charge to the registered disabled. 3. Annual subscriptions shall be subject to change and any change shall be made by resolution at the Annual General Meeting. 4. Membership shall cease if the subscriptions remain unpaid for a period of 3 months after the due date, subject to a reminder phone call. 5. If an eligible member and their spouse wish to join the Association together, joint membership is reduced providing the standing order method is used. Membership 1. Members are expected to support the aims of the association and promote it in a positive manner and to encourage membership. Also to support and promote our parent branch and encourage younger serving members to join the Association. 2. Members should advise the secretary of any change of address as soon as possible. 3. No member may negotiate any business, financial or otherwise, in the name of the Royal Navy Photographers Association without approval of the Committee. 4. Any complaints about any aspect of the Association should be made in writing addressed to the secretary, who shall inform the committee at the earliest opportunity. He decision of the committee is final. Officers Duties The Chairman The Chairman shall take the chair at and preside over all Association meetings and all business shall be conducted through him. He shall have the casting vote in the event of a leveled vote. The Vice-Chairman The Vice-Chairman shall assume the responsibility of the Chairman in his absence. At meeting s where the Chairman is attending the Vice-Chairman shall form part of the committee. The Secretary The Secretary shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Associations business in its many forms. He shall liaise with and seek advice from other Officers as necessary. The Treasurer The Treasurer will collect all monies on behalf of the Association and deposit them in the Associations accounts. He is responsible for all the financial aspects of the Association and will be co-signatory to the Associations accounts. The second signatory will be a member of the committee who shall be appointed by the full committee. The Committee Election of Officers When there is a requirement to fill a vacant office, or when a new office is created by the committee, it will be announced in the next edition of the newsletter, and volunteers invited. Potential candidates shall advise the secretary in writing of their intention to stand for election no less than two weeks prior to the meeting, and will be expected to attend the next AGM where a nomination process will be conducted. Annual General Meetings The Annual General Meeting shall be held in Oct/Nov of each year, the actual date and venue, will be decided upon by the committee and the membership informed no less than 28 days prior to the meeting. At least 21 days notice is required for items for the Agenda to enable the committee to discuss proposals prior to the AGM. Committee Meetings Committee meetings shall be held as and when required, at a time and place agreed by the committee. Such meetings shall be open meetings and any member wishing to attend shall be free to do son. Extra Ordinary Meetings Should the need arise; an extra-ordinary general meeting may be called. If so the membership shall be informed at least 28 days prior to the date of the proposed meeting whenever possible, other than an emergency situation when as much notice as possible will be given. Local Branch Disclaimer of Liability
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Photograph Johnathan Robbins (left) and Pete Spry (right) on FlycoMarch 4th, 1971Ark Royal
Photograph Johnathan Robbins in Gurka’s WaspPortland
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Photograph Nick Gosney Winner of the First Peregrine Trophy Competition with Vice Admiral J G Hamilton (Flag Officer Air (Home))March 4th, 1962Lee On Solent
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PhotographMarch 3rd, 1989Cosford
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Photograph. Ship/Place/Originator . Excellent Date / Date range 6-10-1986
Photograph. Ship/Place/Originator . Date / Date range c 1956
PhotographMarch 15th, 2063Lee on Solent
Photograph.Phot I s course relaxing Ship/Place/Originator . Lee on Solent Date / Date range c 1962