Gwen has a background in HR having worked in Colchester, Braintree and Chelmsford for Essex County Council, Education Department for almost 20 years. She was responsible for approximately 1500 teaching and non-teaching personnel employed in 56 schools.
On accepting voluntary redundancy in 1995, Gwen took a casual post with HQ 4 Div at the LSU, Colchester. Five years later she moved within HQ 4 Div to Commercial Branch based in 16 Brigade. Her post was identified as surplus to requirements in 2005. Rather than wait to be redeployed, she was successful in her application to become the Assistant to the Regimental Treasurer/Assistant to the Controller of the Airborne Forces Security Fund (AFSF) at RHQ PARA. Until early 2014, Gwen was primarily concerned with the benevolence work on the AFSF. With the establishment of a Welfare Cell in RHQ her focus moved solely to managing the finances of the Museum, Parachute Regimental Association and PARAS’10.
Gwen is married to John and they have been together for more than 40 years.
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