Council Members

The Society is guided by a Council, consisting of not less than 15 long standing members of the Society. These people meet on a regular basis to discuss the day to day operation of the Society and how best to support the branches, and to ensure that the objects of the Society are upheld.

The President is elected each year at the Society’s Annual General Meeting, held within 16 months of the previous year's AGM. The Chairman holds the office for four years, as do all Council members, who may also put themselves forward for re-election for a further four years, if they are fulfilling a vital role.

Council Officials


Her Majesty the Queen


William R Firth Esq


Ms. Joanna M. Cadman

Vice Chairman:

Mr. Nick Dutt

Hon Treasurer:

Alistair Clement FFA, FFTA

General Secretary:

Elizabeth Lloyd

Immediate Past President:

Mr. John Clemence QPM

Vice Presidents:

The Earl of Aylesford JP

Field Marshal The Lord Bramall KG GCB OBE MC JP

The Lord Cope of Berkeley PC

The Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO

Clifford James Trowse - Past Chairman

Mr B M Cronan

Mr C P Fairweather

Mrs Esme Robinson

Sir Henry Paston-Bedingfeld Bt

Council Members

Ken BaggottCouncil Member
Louise CambySocial Media Coordinator
Lt. Col. Leslie ClarkeRepresentative for the South of England
Cecile Gillard
Hon. Registrar and Legal Advisor
Representative for the South West of England
Albert HankersFund Raiser & Donations
Shirley HankersCouncil Administrator
Christopher HoughtonWebsite Manager
Lloyd JamesMembership Affiliations
Revd. Roderick LeeceChaplain to the Society
John OakleyCouncil Member
Michael RileyRepresentative for the North of England
Bob SmithNational Events Organiser
Dennis Stinchcombe MBEYouth Representative