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16/02/2017: 2017 Annual General Meeting on the 8th April 2017, Shire Hotel, Kettering.

Bookings for the Kettering AGM & Reunion need to be made through Isle of Wight Tours NOT the hotel. The Phone No is 01983 405116 and ask for "Reunions".
Brian Bingham - Reunion Organiser

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You may or not have noticed that there has been a little respite since the flurry of e-mails during the end of February and mid-March. As you are aware the amended Agenda for the AGM was forwarded on 22 February which included two items accepted for discussion by the Solent Branch, just seven weeks prior to the AGM. A further Agenda item was forwarded less than 48 hours following the publication, this was however rejected as the 14 week rule under Rule 4.9 of the Constitution had been invoked, i.e. all items had to be with the Executive Committee by the 31 December 2016 for inclusion on the Agenda! Why accept two items and reject one within 48 hours of submission.

The following proposal to amend Rule 3.7a will now be raised under A.O.B. by the Solent Branch as follows;

3.7a. Capitation Fees based on the nominal roll of Full Members shall be paid annually by all Branches to the Treasurer. These fees shall be determined and agreed by the National Executive Committee for ratification by all Branches at the Annual General Meeting.

Your support for this change will be welcomed.

Jim Moulson MBE
Honorary Treasurer Solent Branch

Just a reminder to those who are attending the AGM at Kettering.
There will be an afternoon 'session' where Commodore Jock Alexander from Navy Wings will be giving a presentation.
Also present at this meeting will be representatives of the Kettering Sea Cadets.
Hope to see you at the AGM
Margaret (FAAA Editor)

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Rear Admiral Keith E Blount OBE
Current Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm Association - Officers, Committee and Ex Officio Members
PATRON: Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns KCB. CBE. ADC.
Rear Admiral Tom Cunningham CBE.
VICE PRESIDENTS: R.Golightly   F. Wadley
HON. VICE PRESIDENT Rear Admiral Russ Harding OBE ACNS(A&C) and RAFAA
Mike Foote
Brian Bingham
Michael (Ben) Worship
Peter Murray
Terry Lowden - Bob Ridout - Dave Fairley - Gordon Pinkney - Alan Key
Ray “Happy” Day

To assist members in matters relating to welfare. To maintain a close relationship with the Service and to inform the general public of the past traditions and present function of the Fleet Air Arm.

In 1985 three branches, Birmingham, Hanworth and Gosport, met and agreed to form a National Fleet Air Arm Association. The Association now has eighteen branches and a membership of just under a thousand. Branches cover an area from Yorkshire (Leeds) in the North to the Solent (Lee on Solent) in the South, from Great Yarmouth in the East to Bristol and District in the West.

Today, branches support the Fleet Air Arm Memorial Church, the Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and the Royal Navy Historic Flight at RNAS Yeovilton. The Association was actively involved with raising funds for a Fleet Air Arm Memorials, sited on the Embankment in London, and the National Arboretum, Staffordshire.

Membership is open to all serving and ex-serving ranks who served without dishonour in a recognised Fleet Air Arm Trade for a minimum of six months.

Subscriptions: - The current fees for the Daedalus Branch are:-

UK Applicants: - £20.00 (£12.00 subs + £3.25 joining fee and £4.25 Lapel Badge); after September £14.00 (£6.00 subs + 3.25 joining fee and £4.75 lapel Badge).

Overseas Applicants: - £35.00 (£16.00 subs + £4.00 joining fee + £10.25 Association Tie and £4.75 Lapel Badge); after September £27.00 (8.00 subs + £4.00 joining fee + £10.25 Association Tie and £4.75 Lapel Badge).

Benefits of joining the Fleet Air Arm Association

The Membership Subscription covers:
1. One Year’s Association Membership.
2. Lapel Badge.
3. Airey Fairey Magazine.

Includes postage and package.

Further items can be purchased.

A full list will be forwarded with your initial membership pack.

Future developments include a Membership Booklet giving service details and service history.

Full and Associate Membership is available from Any of the FAAA Branches

22/03/2016 “Revised Association Constitution”

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