RNPA Minutes – Committee Meeting Held at FPU, HMS Excellent (Whale Island) – 14 July 2009

Of RNPA Committee held at SPFPU(E) on 14-7-2009




John Cunningham

Lt Cdr Stu Antrobus

Lt Paul Cowpe

Lt Richie Moss

Danny Du Feu

Ray Whitehouse

Steve King

Hilary King (Nee Cramphorn)

PO (Phot) Amanda Reynolds

Ms Lesley Wenden



Vice Chair



Members Rep

Social Secretary


} News Letter Editors

Serving Members Rep












Intro and apologies.


Opening Meeting





Vice Chairman went through Last meeting minutes.





3. Website URL:- www.RNPA.infov and www.rnpa.info/forum is now up and running and has had a very good response.

A raw file of the newsletter is to be sent to Paul Cowpe to allow a PDF download.


Members are to be encouraged onto RNPA Website support@rnpa.info  e-mail addresses available through Paul Cowpe.


Danny DuFeu will provide a Members Application and Standing Order proforma which will allow it to be placed on the Website.





Hilary King







Danny DeFeu



Members Database This was discussed and it was reported that the list of members is healthily growing.  The Website will help to promulgate contacts leading to subscriptions being paid automatically.  A flyer will be available at the AGM which will help with recruiting members and advertise the website.


Access to names of members will be available on the RNPA Website as a read only file.

It was decided, widows will be offered honorary membership.





Danny DuFeu  &

Ray Whitehouse



Lt Paul Cowpe

Danny DuFeu





Recruiting Members Work will continue to recruit new members through the new database and website.


A tick-box will be added to the forms sent out to members,  this will request permission to use names and e-mail addresses.


Recruiting Serving Members:-  A letter requesting all potential members to join will be sent out. An application form for non-paying members will be designed.  A link will be added on facebook to encourage serving members to join.

Danny DuFeu /

Lt Paul Cowpe




Danny DuFeu



Danny DuFeu

PO (Phot) Reynolds


6.. Forthcoming Events An informal dinner and tour held onboard HMS Victory was a great success.

It was decided to investigate the interest for Country–wide events through the Newsletter and Website.


Locations and dates are still being investigated for the 90thAnniversary Ball in 2011. Details will be posted on the Website and published in the Newsletter.


The AGM and social event at Victory Club HMS Nelson on

31 Oct has been booked and publicised in the Newsletter and Website.

AGM  Timings are 1530 – 1700

Venue: Neptune 2 Victory Club HMS Nelson

Social Event  Timings 1830 – Late

Venue Victory Club HMS Nelson


Victory Club Arrangements


Exhibition Boards /Photographs

42” Monitors

RNPA Exhibit



Flyer for Website

Tickets & Printing


Bookings and Payments


The possibility of Association visits to Ships AND Photographic Sections was discussed and PR Dept MMB London will be approached.


It was planned to organise a visit to DPRN and a visit to the Imperial War Museum – possibly a London Weekend.


Inclusion for a March-past on Remembrance Sunday 2010 was discussed and will be raised at the AGM.


Ray Whitehouse reported to the committee that the New Fleet Air Arm Memorial had been dedicated and unveiled the previous week at the National Arboretum near Lichfield in Staffordshire and that he had photographs etc., for insertion in the forth coming newsletter.

He is continuing to investigate the possibility of the RNPA  having a plaque placed on the memorial stone.




Hilary King

Lt Paul Cowpe




Ray Whitehouse


Hilary King

Paul Cowpe







Ray / Amanda





Ray / Danny



Ray / Paul

Paul / Stu

Richie / Ray


LT Cdr Antrobus/

Ray Whitehouse



Lt Cdr Antrobus / Ray Whitehouse



Ray Whitehouse







Ray Whitehouse


7. Committee Notifications for President votes was discussed. Nominations to Lesley Wenden 21 Days before.

Committee will define roles at the AGM and re-election of committee members will be three years

Vacancies are Chairman and Secretary.

Regional Photographic Units (RPC’s) Senior Rates may be approached to become Area Reps ,


Agenda for AGM will be raised.

AGM Constitution for website.

Minutes to be taken at AGM

Tea & Coffee to be made available and Up Spirits on completion.


Informal dinner with tickets available by link on website – Cost £15.

Collate ticket money/cheques and pass to Lt Moss for banking


Menu choices were made and DJ will be approached.

Display boards for Peres prints are to be made available and possible Plasma Screens

A stand for Danny DeFeu to recruit and update members details.


Old Phots pictures on show, approach Jan Larcombe


Duty Phot from FRPU(E) to take shots throughout evening for Website and Newsletter.

X200 Tickets to be printed.

Investigate the possibility of a raffle / prizes to raise funds.


Lt Paul Cowpe


Ray Whitehouse

Lt Paul Cowpe





Ray Whitehouse

Lt Paul Cowpe






} Ray Whitehouse

} PO Reynolds



} PO Reynolds

} Lt Cdr Antrobus




Danny DeFeu



} Lt Paul Cowpe



8. Treasurers Report Lt Moss reported on the accounts.

Expenses were discussed and agreed at 25p per mile and actual cost train tickets.

Lt Moss raised the issue of the deficit between the number of members and the subs paid. Danny DeFeu will compile a list of those who pay and liaise with Lt Cowpe and Lt Moss to approach those not paying.

Website restrictions will follow for those that haven’t paid their subs.






Danny DeFeu



Lt Paul Cowpe



9. Newsletter The Newsletter was discussed and approved.


Input is required from many sources. Old Stories, Day in the life State of Nation etc.

Copyright issues will be looked into.

Publishing software must be recovered.




All Members


Lt Paul Cowpe

Lt Cdr Stu Antrobus

10. AOB Merchandising with logo was discussed.  On-going  


11. Date of next meeting. AGM 31 Oct 09.


Ship/Place/Originator: Secretary
Date / Date Range: 07-02-2014
Submitted By: Ray Whitehouse
Now Held By: Ray Whitehouse
Date Added: 05-12-2021
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