- Alex Baxter (Chair)
- Lt Col (Rtd) Alan Skidmore (Vice Chair)
- John Topping (Secretary)
- Maj (Rtd) Duncan Bell
- Tim Cole
- Maj Adrian Hunt
- Stephen Norton
- Chris Nolan
- Dr. Iain Burnside
- Lt Col (Rtd) Terry Reilly RA
- Ms Helen Singleton
- Alex Bentley
- Rick Short
- Elspeth Wigley
- Major Peter Mason R. Signals
- Gary Collins
- Yvonne MacDonald
- Huw Bell
- Flt Lt Steve Griffiths
- Andrew Palmer (Co-opted)
- Nick Mitchell (Co-opted)
- Christine Landess (Co-opted)
1. General items
1a – Introduction, apologies, minutes of last meeting/matters arising
Due to later meetings Professor Colin Gilligan introduced himself to the committee and explained that he had no knowledge of the role of the VPAC’s. Having been co-opted on to the committee he did a search of the internet for information which produced very little. He was keen to develop with the Secretary exactly what his role and objective would be.
The Chairman on behalf the members welcomed Colin as a co-opted member. He felt sure that he would be of great benefit in ensuring that the Y & H VAPC met their statutory purposes.
The Chairman welcomed members to the meeting explaining that this was our second physical meeting. He briefly described the last meeting that had been held in the Veterans HIVE at Cleethorpes. All members then introduced themselves with a brief synopsis The Secretary tendered apologies, and these are noted.
The minutes of the last meeting had been circulated and were approved.
There we no matter arising that were not covered on today’s Agenda.
1b – Recruitment and membership
The Chairman reported that although we were fully recruited other VAPC’s are not as successful. The 2 Scottish VAPC’s had been merged into one to simplify engagement with Devolved administration.
1c – Statutory Terms of Reference (ToI).
Chairman highlighted that the supplementary TOR’s were the main challenge for the members to address over the next few months. He asked members to see if they would have a good in depth look at them and make any suggestions they felt appropriate.
The chairman asked for a volunteer sub-group to take on this challenge and the following volunteered: Chris Nolan, Elspeth Wrigley, Alex Bentley, Rick Short, Tim Cole …….