ROYAL NAVAL PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION A History Early years compiled from Newsletters. Please feel free to contact Jan Larcombe with any corrections or additions December 1992 Proposed Rules and Constitution Issued 1 January 1993 RNPA Formed Interim Secretary Ian Wrightson Interim Chairman Stuart Antrobus 23 October 1993 Mini AGM – Committee voted in Chairman. Stuart Antrobus Vice Chairman. Ronald Thompson Howell Secretary. Ian Wrightson Treasurer. Ian Wrightson 1920 – 1945 Representative Les Frankham 1946 – 1960 Representative Paul Johnson 1961 – 1975 Representative Peter Thorne 1961 – 1995 Representative Les Warr 12 November 1994 Reunion on 75th Anniversary of the formation of the Branch H M S NELSON 11 April 1997 AGM Royal Sailors Home Club Portsmouth Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Ronald Thompson Howell Secretary. Ian Wrightson Treasurer. Andy Baverstock 1920 – 1945 Representative Les Frankham 1946 – 1960 Representative Paul Johnson 1961 – 1975 Representative Peter Thorne 1961 – 1995 Representative Les Warr 2 May 1998 AGM Irish Club Southsea 20 November 1999 Honorary President. Gordon Ford Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Ronald Thompson Howell Secretary. Ian Wrightson Treasurer. Andy Baverstock 1920 – 1945 Representative Les Frankham 1946 – 1960 Representative Paul Johnson 1961 – 1975 Representative Peter Thorne 1961 – 1995 Representative Les Warr Serving Photographers granted Associate membership Serving Members representative Richard Thompson ? ? 2002 AGM & Reunion Victory Club H M S NELSON Honorary President. Mike Mitchell Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Peter Newton Secretary. Ian Wrightson Treasurer. Andy Baverstock Webmaster Paul Cowpe 1920 – 1945 Representative Les Frankham 1946 – 1960 Representative Paul Johnson 1961 – 1975 Representative Peter Thorne 1961 – 1995 Representative Les Warr Serving Members representative Richard Thompson 22 November 2003 AGM Irish Club Southsea Honorary President. Mike Mitchell Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Peter Newton Secretary. Ian Wrightson Treasurer. Richard Moss Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving/Area Reps Serving Richard Thompson Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Northern Ray Pogson Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Roy Penny N Ireland William Porter 22 – 24 October 2004 AGM & Reunion Savoy Hotel, Bournemouth 2005 Honorary President. Martin May-Clingo Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Stuart Antrobus Secretary. Peter Newton Dec 2005 Secretaries Brian and Val Robertson Treasurer. Richard Moss Social Sec Pete Bunting Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving and Area Reps Serving Richard Thompson/Flo Foord Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Northern Ray Pogson/Blondie Robertson Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Roy Penny 2006 Honorary President. Martin May-Clingo Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Charman. Stuart Antrobus Secretary. Peter Newton Dec 2005 Secretaries Brian and Val Robertson Treasurer. Richard Moss Social Sec Stuart Antrobus Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving and Area Reps Serving Flo Foord Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Northern Blondie Robertson Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Roy Penny Dec 2006 Honorary President. Martin May-Clingo Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Peter Newton Secretary. Peter Newton Dec 2005 Secretaries Brian and Val Robertson Treasurer. Richard Moss Social Sec Stuart Antrobus Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving and Area Reps Serving Flo Foord Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Northern Ray Pogson Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Ray Whitehouse May 2007 Honorary President. Martin May-Clingo Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Stuart Antrobus Secretary. Peter Newton Dec 2005 Secretaries Brian and Val Robertson Treasurer. Richard Moss Social Sec Pete Bunting Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving and Area Reps Serving Flo Foord Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Northern Ray Pogson Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Ray Whitehouse October 2008 Reunion and AGM Coventry Honorary President. Lt Cdr Mark Singleton Chairman. John Cunningham Vice Chairman. Stuart Antrobus Secretary. Peter Newton Dec 2005 Secretaries Brian and Val Robertson Treasurer. John Cunningham Social Sec Stuart Antrobus Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving/Area Reps Serving PO Flo Foord Scotland & NI John Berrecloth Midlands Danny Du Feu SW & Wales Ian Gutteridge South John Flack South East Ray Whitehouse 28th November 2009 AGM Royal Maritime Hotel Portsmouth Honorary Presidents post discontinued Chairman. Stuart Antrobus Vice Charman. Paul Cowpe Secretary. Ian Hooper Membership Secretary. Danny Du Feu Treasurer. Richard Moss Social Sec Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editors. Steve & Hilary King Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving/Area Reps Serving. Amanda Reynolds Scotland & NI. John Berrecloth Midlands. Danny Du Feu SW & Wales. Ian Gutteridge South. John Flack South. East Ray Whitehouse Northern. Brian Robertson Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham Committee Meeting SFPU(E) HMS Excellent Acting Chairman. Jan Larcombe. Ray Whitehouse from end of meeting Vice Chairman. Paul Cowpe Acting Secretary. Steve King. Jan Larcombe from end of meeting Treasurer. Richard Moss Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Sec Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editors. Hilary King Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving. Amanda Reynolds Area Representatives disbanded Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 29th September 2012 AGM. Holiday In Portsmouth Acting Chairman. Ray Whitehouse. Tony Darbyshire Chairman from end of meeting Vice Chairman. Paul Cowpe Acting Secretary. Jan Larcombe Treasurer. Richard Moss Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Sec Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Paul Cowpe Historian Jan Larcombe Serving. Amanda Reynolds Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 6th October 2013 AGM. Wessex Hotel Bournemouth Chairman. Tony Darbyshire. Vice Chairman. Paul Cowpe. Vice Chairman from end of meeting. Peter Bunting Acting Secretary. Jan Larcombe. Secretary from end of meeting. Ian Gutteridge Treasurer. Richard Moss. Interim Treasurer from end of meeting. Valerie Darbyshire Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Secretary. Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Paul Cowpe Webmaster from end of meeting. Martin May-Clingo Historian Jan Larcombe Serving members point of Contact CPO Rob Harding (SFPU(E)) Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 19th October 2014 AGM. HMS Belfast 19th October 2014 Chairman. Tony Darbyshire. Vice Chairman. Peter Bunting Acting Secretary. Jan Larcombe. Treasurer. Valerie Darbyshire Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Secretary. Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Vacant Historian Jan Larcombe Serving members point of Contact CPO Rob Harding (SFPU(E)) Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 11th Oct 2015 AGM held at the Ridgewood Manor Hotel Rochester Chairman. Tony Darbyshire. Vice Chairman. Peter Bunting Secretary. Jan Larcombe. Treasurer. Valerie Darbyshire Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Secretary. Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Kirsty/Tony Darbyshire Historian Jan Larcombe Serving members point of Contact CPO Rob Harding (SFPU(E)) Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 31-12-2018 Jan Larcombe resigned as Secretary Chairman. Tony Darbyshire. Vice Chairman. Peter Bunting Interim Secretary.Ray Whitehouse Treasurer. Valerie Darbyshire Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Secretary. Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Kirsty/Tony Darbyshire Historian Jan Larcombe Serving members point of Contact CPO Rob Harding (SFPU(E)) Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham 12-10-2019 Chairman. Tony Darbyshire. Vice Chairman. Peter Bunting Secretary.Ian Hooper Treasurer. Valerie Darbyshire Membership Secretary. Steve King Social Secretary. Ray Whitehouse Newsletter Editor. Hilary King Webmaster Kirsty/Tony Darbyshire Historian Jan Larcombe Honorary Associate Members John Cunningham AGM held at the Maritime Club Portsmouth

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