Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

John Terry

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    John Terry enlisted in the Royal Signals TA in Edinburgh in 1965 and transferred into the Regular Army in March of that year training initially as a Line Technician and then a Radio Tech Light.  He served in BAOR, with the a Royal Engineers before transferring to REME where he served at 7 Armoured Workshops.  He passed his Class 1 course in 1970 and served in the U.K., and the Gulf before leaning in 1974 to move into the Defence Industry. In 1978 he re-enlisted into the Intelligence Corps TA and served another four years.


    Following a very successful career in industry he is now retired and works in many aspects of Veteran support.

Pauline Gott

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    Pauline joined the WRAF in 1971, working in telecommunications both at home and in Germany, before leaving on marriage. She then joined her husband on his various RAF postings for a further 16 years. Setting up home locally, Pauline spent the next 25 years working in admin roles in both the private and public sectors. Reconnecting with her WRAF past has led Pauline to meet up with old and new friends, especially since retirement in 2012. A member of RAFA, particularly the WRAF virtual branch, Pauline is also an active member of the local Breakfast Club, most recently  volunteering her admin experience to the Hub where she now fulfils the role of vice-Chair.

Chad Gott

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    Having joined the RAF in 1967 as an electrical engineer, Chad worked on everything from domestic kettles to Scorpion tanks. His 22 years service included tours abroad and attachments to RAF Regiment. Leaving in 1989 saw Chad working as a Technician, rising to Manager in local plastics manufacturing, Mobile Technician for Tesco and in semi-retirement as a Carer. He was also actively involved in training apprentices as an NVQ Assessor. Full retirement means he now has time to pursue hobbies as well as joining the local Breakfast Club and bringing his ‘engineers eye’ to the Hub premises and committee.

Ian Wilkins

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    Ian joined the RAF as a Boy Entrant Aircraft Engineer in 1964, and completed a year before leaving. He joined the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1972 and served in the 2nd, 3rd and 7th battalions before leaving in 1988 with the rank of Sgt. After 16 years in the


     Army he then joined 7006 Intelligence Flight, RAFVR, in 1989 and after amalgamation the unit then became 7006 (VR) Intelligence Sqn, RAuxAF, and he then left in 2005. Ian served a total of 33 years in both regular and reserve forces, and served throughout


     the world in postings and exercises. Ian is also a member of his local residents association acting in the past as treasurer and at present as secretary. Ian has lived in Scunthorpe since 1984 when posted to the Army Careers Office as a Sgt Recruiter. Ian


     had the honour of being a Sgt in the RAF, Army, TAVR and RAF reserves.

Brian Walters

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    Brian joined the army in the Royal Artillery Junior Musicians Troop at Woolwich on 12th August 1968 at the age of 15 yrs old He undertook a 2-year training course as a Musician specialising in the Cornet and Violin, and secondary training as a Medical Assistant. And then one year-intensive study was conducted at The Royal Military School Of Music 1970 to 1971 (Kneller Hall Twickenham).

    Brian transferred from the Royal Artillery to an Infantry Battalion. 1st Bn Queen’s Own Highlanders in 1971. In 1972, Brian moved from the Military Band and started his time with the Medical Centre, as a Regimental Medical Assistant. At this time Brian took his first medical qualification in 1972.

    Brian continued to progress his Medical Qualifications, and completed up to Paramedic Status.

    Brian has served in Great Britain, German, Norway, Denmark, United States of America, Belize, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, and The Falkland Islands. Brian has completed 8 tours of Northern Ireland and took part in Op Granby (The first Gulf War) and finish his service with this Regiment on 15th Feb 1993 after 23yrs service.  Brian has recently retired and is looking forward to working with the Hub.

Elaine Southern

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    A woman with one foot on Tyneside and the other in North Lincolnshire. Elaine is not a veteran but comes from a family with a history of great uncles, aunts, uncles & cousins serving in Army, Air Force & Navy (Royal & Merchant). Worked for 38 years in Primary Care Practice management until 2013. For the last 7 years a Licenced Reader in C of E attached to Winterton group, Primary Care Chaplain at The Birches Medical Practice which she managed for 38 years. Now North Lincolnshire Veterans Chaplain. Elaine may only be a civilian but she has great empathy and respect for the Forces and Veterans – her passion for their welfare and wellbeing it boundless.


    Elaine now lives alone but has two sons, seven grandsons, a granddaughter plus 6 great grandchildren (so far) living in and around Scunthorpe.


    Retired on paper but busier than ever!