Congratulations to Ian Thomson for producing another informative, cheerful and eminently readable edition of PARAnews ... and to whoever manages this website,an exemplar of clarity and ease of use ...must log on more often to find out what`s going on.
Best wishes to all former colleagues for Christmas and the New Year.
Why not come to the next Anglia Lunch on Tuesday 21 October at the Green Man in Thriplow, Cambridge??
Kevin or I will be emailing our usual mailing lists shortly - BUT its quite possible we have not got some of you on that list - so if the idea appeals please email email@example.com to secure an early place - before we sell out!
Roger Moore - tel 01206 241324
I am delighted to announce that Jeremy Stanyard has agreed to become the next chairman of PARA. He will take over from me after the Annual Meeting on 1st July. So after 13 years I will be taking a back seat – I will however remain on the committee and, for the time being, continue to edit PARAnews. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Jeremy all the very best in his new role. Jeremy retired from PA only last year and so brings a fresh approach to the job and considerably more recent experience of the company.
Venue The Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London
Date Tuesday, 1st July 2014
Timing Coffee from 10.30am. Meeting to commence promptly at 11.30am with informal discussion and lunch to follow. Departure by 3.00pm
Lunch Includes buffet lunch and wine
Cost £30 per head to cover food and wine (a few pounds more than in 2013 I am afraid as all charges have gone up and we have opted for better quality food. PARA will again pick up the cost of the meeting room)
Please let me know whether you will be attending by emailing me your intentions at E-mail: Please pay by cheque or cash on the day.
The committee hopes that as many colleagues as possible will be able to attend the meeting and we all look forward to seeing you then. If you know of a member who normally does not attend these meetings but you feel might enjoy it, get them to come along as well!
Peter Bosworth, PARA Secretary +44 (0) 1525 376812 E-mail:
Following a question from a PARA member, we asked Norman Schofield, Trustee Chairman, and Daniel Baker, the PA Pensions Manager, to clarify how the new State Pension interacts with the PA Pension Scheme. Dan gives a comprehensive reply - see it here.