The Branch has an active membership, supported by the following committee members:
(amended after 25th AGM 12th February 2020)
|President||Gp Capt Patrick Tootal OBE DL|
|Vice President||Malcolm Bennett|
|Life Vice President||Ted Bates|
|Vice Chairman||Margaret Burton|
|Hon Secretary||Kevin Burston|
|Hon Treasurer||Ted Bates|
|Hon Welfare Officer||John Billings MBE|
|Assistant Welfare Officer|
|Wings Appeal Organiser||Graham Grice|
|Membership Secretary||Graham Grice|
|Standard Bearer||Malcolm Bennett|
|Additional Members||Pauline Bates Jenny Lakeland|
|W Kent Region Rep.||Region discontinued|
Founder Vice Chairman Robin Burton died on 1 December 2006. At the 2007 AGM Margaret Burton accepted the nomination to take Robin’s place as Vice Chairman.
Founder chairman Ted Bates, after 21 years in post, stood down as Chairman at the 2017 AGM. He handed over to Graham Grice and took on the role of Hon Sec in his place. At the 2020 AGM Ted retired as Hon Sec and was succeeded by Kevin Burston.Ted was appointed Life Vice President in recognition of his years of service, and retains the role of Hon Treasurer.
Malcolm Bennett also stood down as Hon Welfare Officer and handed over to John Billings MBE. Malcolm was awarded Branch Life Membership in recognition of all his 20+ years of service. Sadly his beloved wife Marie , who served beside Malcolm for all those years as Assistant Welfare Officer, died unexpectedly in August 2019 following a routine hip operation. She is greatly missed.