Section UK’s 70th Anniversary Zoom Meeting

23 Feb 2021

The members of the IEB were delighted to be invited by Section UK President Clive Wood to take part in a Zoom celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Section and indeed of the Association.

We joined the NEC, Past Presidents of the Section, recipients of awards from around the regions, Section UK staff, Gimborn director René Kaufmann and Internal Auditor Nicole Kikcio.

The guest of honour was Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, who is the patron of Section UK, and who had met Arthur Troop at the World Congress in Bournemouth in 2000.

The Princess had clearly studied her briefing notes, as she displayed knowledge of us all as she chatted with each of us in turn, and showed a genuine interest in the Association. The atmosphere was relaxed and positive and commented upon most favourably by all taking part.

Brian Kennedy of IPA Northern Ireland had produced a video history of the IPA, with commentary by UK Vice President Sean Hannigan, which was shared at the meeting.

Our thanks go to the organisers, Clive Wood, Sean Hannigan, Steve Bretherton, Andy Gregory and Brian Kennedy for a superbly run event.

Please be aware that the photo of HRH princess Anne is strictly copyright protected and may be used only with prior permission from IPA Section UK

Stephen Crockard, Head of Administration