Newsletter 2011

GEC-Marconi (Leicester)
Retired Employees Association

Many Veterans, former employees of GEC-Marconi (Leicester) having a BAE Systems pension, will have read in the November 2010 edition of the pensioners newsletter ‘Pension update’ about the GEC-Marconi (Leicester) Retired Employees Association. For the benefit of those who did not see the item and might be interested in joining the Association here are the essential details.

The Association celebrated its 30th anniversary in June this year, with a lunch at The Royal Arms, Sutton Cheney, attended by 60 members and their partners. The photo shows, from front left: Eric Hayes, Betty Simmons, Barbara Manning (hidden), Peter Elliott, Mary and Guy Jackson, Margaret and Ron Willis, Veronica (hidden) and Dennis White and Kathleen Hayes

The Association, known to members as the REA, is based on employees from the two main Leicester sites Blackbird Road and New Parks. Both sites have seen the transfer of staff from sites at Rugby, Trafford Park (Manchester), Chelmsford and Kidsgrove, and the Association has founder members still active who can trace their employment to the early days of the company in Leicester.

REA organises monthly outings on a Wednesday, visiting places of interest in the Midlands and beyond, as well as theatre trips, and an annual holiday. Later this year we will have visits to Hunstanton, Ironbridge and York, a dinner show in Worcester, a mystery trip with lunch and our annual Christmas lunch.

Membership is open to all retired employees, including those of BAE Systems, with their partners/spouses.

We warmly welcome new members: should you wish to join please contact our Secretary, Rhoda Aubrey on 01455 286116.