New Trustee

The Foundation Trustees are delighted to welcome Warrant Officer Shobha Earl as a new Trustee. Shobha has a wealth of regular and reservist experience and, until recently, served in the Royal Auxiliary air Force as the Force Warrant Officer reporting directly to the Commandant-General. She is now serving as a volunteer reservist in the RAFR, and her current appointment is Co-ordinator of the Honington Base Support Group

Air Vice-Marshal BH (Barry) Newton

It was with great sadness that we received the news that Air Vice-Marshal BH (Barry) Newton had passed away at the age of 88 in hospital on 25 August after a long illness bravely borne. He had had very close links with the Reserve and Cadet Forces in general and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in particular in which he served as an Honorary Air Commodore and then as the Force’s Honorary Inspector-General. There will be a private family cremation service and, subject to coronavirus restrictions, a Memorial Service on a date yet to be announced. For subscribers to the Daily Telegraph, his obituary can be viewed here.