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

AGM Reunion on 80th anniversary of formation of Photographic Branch - Peregrine Trophy - Victory Club H M S NELSON.  

 

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

 

 

 

 

12th March 2012

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

 

AGM held at the Maritime Club Portsmouth

 

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