149th Annual General Meeting Of The Royal Aeronautical Society
The 149th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Aeronautical Society was held at 6 p.m. on May 21, 2014 at the headquarters, 4 Hamilton Place London.
Pakistan Division was represented at the meeting by Mr. Khalid Awan FRAeS in place of the president, AM Salim Arshad, who was not able to attend the meeting due to unavoidable commitments in Pakistan.
with Jenny Body, past President RAeS
with Air Cdre. Bill Tyack, incoming President RAeS
Mr. Khalid Awan was warmly received by the President of the Society, Mrs. Jenny Body, who deviated from her formal AGM speech to mention that, on her personal request to AM Salim Arshad, Pakistan Division had sent a representative all the way to London for the meeting. The clapping that followed her remarks was long enough to oblige Mr. Awan to stand up and bow to the audience. All this speaks of the excellent rapport and working relationship that Pakistan Division has developed with the Headquarters.
Mr. Khalid Awan also took this opportunity to brief the incoming president for 2014-2015, Air Commodore Bill Tyack, regarding the activities of the Pakistan Division and informed him that there were a number of applications for membership pending with the Headquarters, including that of Air Chief Marshal Tahir Butt, the Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force. Air Cdre Tyack made a note of this in writing and stated that he would follow up the membership applications and try to find time to visit Pakistan during his term as President.
Mr. Awan also called on Mr. Simon Luxmoore, and Mr. Paul Bailey, the Chief Executive and the Deputy Chief Executive respectively and discussed matters of mutual interest.