We formed on the above date with Peter Wescott as President, Noddy Lockwood as Chairman, Eddie Lyons as Treasurer and myself Jim Steer as Secretary. To be accepted as a Branch we had to have 20 members. Names I can remember are Mick Atkinson, Joe Beedles, Donald Campbell, George Cleasby, Ray Fenn, Rod Norman, Reg Foulks, Paul Gaffney, Ian Silk, Harry Kirk, Dick Legg, Dave Milstead, Neville Orton, Ronald Pyne, Richard Silsby, Norman Sussex and Gordon Tait. Some of these members have since departed this planet. Our first Dinner Dance was held on 14 November 1998 with 126 Members and Partners attending in the Langham Hotel on Eastbourne’s seafront.
In 2018 it will be the REA PCS Branch 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance being held in the Moor Hotel and Spa in Sutton Coldfield from Fri 16th to Sun 18th March 2018, and it maybe the last time many of us will be able to attend as we are all getting older and health may prevent us from travelling long distances. I shall be there Thu 15th March as I hate travelling on the A27/M23 and M25 on a Friday.