Maj “Adie” Hunt REME
Maj “Adie” Hunt REME

Adie has a full regular service career taking retirement 1998. After a period of 2 years re-enlisted in to the Territorial Army now the Army Reserve. This was to be a short term commitment some 15 years later still serving. Currently serving with 102 Bn REME as the Operations Officer and Officer Commanding 124 Recovery Company.

Actively involved with the Veterans Community in Rotherham. Involved with a number of charities, SSAFA South Yorkshire and Yorkshire Water Community Trust.

Spare time reading, gardening and walking the hills with his trusted companion Mia (Black Labrador.)

Chris Majer

Chris has 32 years of experience working in local government which has allowed her to work in a variety of subjects including, education, planning, economic development, community regeneration, policy and international links. Chris’ current role is as a Scrutiny Officer and the lead for work under the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Chris doesn’t really have much spare time as work, looking after family members and volunteering takes up the majority of her time. When she does get time off for “good behaviour” she enjoys spending time at home, catching up with friends, travelling to new places both in the UK/abroad and trying different food and drink from around the world.

Lt Col “Mac” MacPherson MBE
Lt Col “Mac” McPherson MBE

Mac has recently retired from the army after 44 years’ service. Latterly the Deputy Garrison Commander of Larkhill Garrison, responsible for moving the ‘home’ of The Royal Artillery from Woolwich after 300 years, Mac has significant operational experience in various challenging environments. Mac joined the board of Margaret Carey Foundation in 2012, works as a mentor for ex-servicemen in prison and is a director of the Royal Artillery Charitable Fund.

Living at home and supporting his family after many years of separation provides Mac with huge enjoyment. In addition he is a keen but inelegant skier, a disgraceful but honest golf novice and likes reading and gardening. Mac is making reasonable efforts to become a civilian but progress is slow! He was awarded an MBE in 2009 birthday honours list.

Michael Goodyear

My name is Michael Goodyear, I was born in 1948 in a little village outside Rotherham called Greasbrough where the family lived for two years until my Father who was in the army was posted to Egypt.  Two years later we were posted to Germany where we remained until I was fourteen years old, thereafter returning to Rotherham.

I left school in 1962 and worked as an apprentice joiner until 1967, where upon completion of my apprenticeship I decided to join the army, the Royal Artillery, where after basic training I was posted to Germany, working in the command post, then as an OP Ack.

Upon returning to the UK I took up post at the Royal Artillery Training Depot in Woolwich, spending three years as a Physical Trainer before returning to my unit at Bulford Camp in Wiltshire as head of the Headquarters Signals Store.

I decided to leave the Army after serving 12 years with the Colours and eventually took up employment with ‘Anchor Trust’ as a Manager responsible for eleven Retirement Schemes across Rotherham, Sheffield and Huddersfield, a position I held for eleven years before taking retirement.

Ronald William Moffett MBE

Ron was born in a small town in County Durham, where after leaving school he served an apprenticeship becoming a Master Butcher.

At the age of twenty, he decided to leave his home town and join the Army. He served 22 years in the Military reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1.  Ronald’s final Appointment was that of Conductor (at the time the highest appointment for a non-commissioned officer) and at the time was running the MOD Petroleum Depot, with a mixed workforce of 100 civilian / military personnel and an annual turnover of £12 million.

For his contribution to the logistical support of Operation Granby, Ron was awarded the MBE.

After leaving the Army, Ron along with his wife Sally started their own Employment Agency in Dorset, which inside 3 years had an annual turnover of a £1 million.  They ran the business for the next 12 years eventually selling up and settling in Rotherham.

With an analytical mind, he is able to see straight to the heart of a problem and arrive at practical workable solutions, along with his personal ethos of hard work, Ronald is driven to succeed in any situation.

Ron is keen gardener and genealogist, as well as an active member of the RBL (Poppy Appeal), he also works for the charity Lifeline.

Chief Inspector Russ Hughes

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Chief Inspector Russ Hughes

Russ Hughes has spent the last ten years as a police officer employed in various roles both within the county of South Yorkshire and nationally supporting events such as the Olympics. Before this he served in the King’s Regiment from 1999 to 2006 finishing his service as a Captain employed as the Operations Officer of the 1st Battalion.

He enjoys all sport, fitness and military history. Above all he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

Germaine Morgan

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Germaine (Jez)  served with the Women’s Royal Naval service (WRNS) from 1985 to 1994 having served  both at home and overseas. She currently works for HSBC Bank Sheffield.

Jez returned to Rotherham after leaving the service and re joined the Sea Cadets in the capacity of an adult instructor, rising in appointments and responsibility until commanding Rotherham’s local Sea Cadet Detachment; she has recently relinquished that role after almost 12 years. During this time she  received the Lord Lieutenants award for service to the cadets force. Jez is still active member of the Sea Cadets.

Currently time is being devoted to training to become a counsellor having completed various course in this area and a desire to be able to help others.  In 2014 Jez  picked up her Graduateship in Youth Training and Management collecting this prestigious award at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

Jez is a vice chair  of the MCVC Board of Trustees, in addition she remains active with various other Rotherham based charities including the Armed Force Day planning team.

Lt Comd Allen Dixon (SSC) RNR
Lt Comd Allen Dixon (SSC) RNR

Lt Comd Dixon moved to Rotherham in 1944 after attending Meadowhall and Kimberworth schools he was apprenticed at Hastings of Bridgegate. He joined the Sea Cadets in 1947 and in 1953 was selected to represent his unit and the town at The Queen’s Coronation. He has been involved in the carpet industry for most of his working life.

Lt Comd Dixon started his involvement with military parades in Rotherham in 1959! He is involved with several projects, many related to developing young people within the town. His spare time has been devoted to reserve service and he has been on many attachments to active ships and submarines. He is currently responsible to Sea cadet training within South Yorkshire.

Lt Comd Dixon is married to Marie and has a son Steven. He is the proud Grandfather to Hannah and Adam.