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Assistant Controller REA

Chatham 02 June 2017


Ladies and Gentlemen,

At long last we have been able to recruit a replacement for the Deputy Controller; you will note the title of this appointment has changed to that of ‘Assistant Controller' (Asst Con). The new title reflects the revised role of the post. There is no requirement for the Asst Con to have served in the Corps, no requirement to deputise for the Controller in his absence and no requirement to attend Group or Branch Functions or speak at such functions. The main effort of the role will be on benevolence.

The revised Roles of both the Controller and the Asst Con are available here for your information.  You are requested to consult the task roles to ensure you are directing your enquiry/message to the correct person.

It is important to note that the Controller post is now responsible for the routine administration and supervision of all Branches of the Association and liaison with Group HQs; this was previously the responsibility of the Deputy Controller.

The new Asst Con is Mr Geoff Jones, late of the Royal Navy, his email address is

Geoff will be finding his way around the REA on a part time basis, his normal working days will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In this bedding in period of the Asst Con there may be some disruption to the normal excellent service you have come to expect from HQ REA; we ask for your patience.

: We have asked our IT dept to make sure that any emails sent to the are redirected to the Asst Con email address but this may not work as we intended. Any emails sent to the Deputy Controller's email address ( in the last 2 days may not reach the intended recipient and you are requested to re-send those emails to