Condolences - John Brown 1929 to 2020
After John left Royal Russell he was called up for National Service and was attached to RHQ of the Royal Artillery stationed at Bulford Camp, near Salisbury. It was here that he met his wife to be, Audrey, who was also serving at Carter Barracks. They were married in 1949 and went on to have 71 years of happy life together.
He started work with British Railways as a Clerical Assistant and progressed to his final position of Office Manager when he retired.
John was dedicated to the Royal Legion, Borehamwood branch where he had many roles. 40 years as a Welfare Worker, where he visited the sick and needy ex services personnel. He was Poppy Appeal Organiser, Branch Vice Chairman and then Branch Chairman for 17.5 years. He then became Branch President up until October 2019 when his illness first affected him.
He was a very respected member of the local community where he always attended public meetings of the local council and was also a Vice President of a local Scout group.
A gentleman, a great father and a grandfather. He is survived by his wife Audrey, two daughters, Carol and Gillian, together with 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
The OR Committee has made the decision to postpone this year's AGM until next year. This year would normally have been an election year but due to the difficulties in arranging an AGM/Vote we have taken the decision to extend the time limit for officers and members for a further year.
MUN Then and Now
The International Model United Nations started at RRS in 1981, and goes from strength to strength. Read More.
Britain from Above
There is a new site just launched showing 1919 – 1953 Aerofilms. Published by the English Heritage and the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments of Scotland and Wales, there are some excellent images. A search for Croydon reveals 44 hits, mostly in the south of the borough though we are sure more will be added. There are some good aerial views of Ballards estate about 1920. Have a look.