Yearly Archives: 2014

Congratulations and best wishes for the Festive Season

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.
Derek Morgan

Do come to Lunch!!!

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 to secure an early place - before we sell out!
Roger Moore - tel 01206 241324

PA News update

Several new PA news items have been added - see 'PA news' / 'In The Headlines'

New PARA Chairman

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.

Ian Thomson

PA Story Pictures online

The Story of PA 1943-92 in Pictures is now available on this web site, as included on a CD with The Book (while available).  Click here

PARAnews April 2014

New Issue of PARAnews

PARAnews April 2014 is now available here

Annual Meeting 2014

Dear Member

The next Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday 1st July 2014 at The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London. The main aims of the meeting are to:

  • Bring everyone up to date since our last Annual Meeting
  • Give members the opportunity to raise any concerns / ideas with the committee
  • Receive presentations on the PA Consulting Group progress
  • And importantly, meet socially and renew old contacts.

The agenda for the meeting is:

  1. Minutes of the last Annual Meeting
  2. Chairman’s Review
  3. Adoption of Accounts (click to see the 2013 Accounts)
  4. Appointment of Auditors
  5. Committee Elections and Membership
  6. Any other business
  7. PA Consulting Group progress

Arrangements are as follows:

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:


PARA Accounts 2013

The PARA Annual Accounts for 2013 are now available on the PARA Finance page.

Survey of PARA Members

Results of the Survey of PARA Members, taken between December 2013 and January 2014, are now available.

A summary is included in the April 2014 Issue of PARAnews, and the full results report can be found on the 'News' page of the web site.

GMP & State Pension

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.

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