Your Committee

Your committee give a little bit of their time to help the association function and grow. Please remember we are here to serve you and love to hear what you want, so any fresh ideas you have please let us know. Here is a bit about us all, in case you have no idea who we are:

Tony Darbyshire, Chair

I took over as chairman in 2012. I served in the branch for nearly ten years, joining in January 1965 and left as a Petty Officer in 1974. Since leaving the navy I've worked in several industries and for large companies, notably, Michelin Tyre Co. Ltd. and Mercedes Benz. I then moved into the financial services as worked in sales, training and management. I retired from full time paid employment in 2012.

I now spend much of my time as a volunteer with the University of the Third Age movement (U3A) and look after several websites.

I'm married to Val (our treasurer) and we have three children, and two of those have given us four grandchildren.

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