Stephen Groves

Stephen Groves

Chairman

Stephen is a committed family man living in Kent and works full time as a computer engineer, but in his spare time he helps alongside other enthusiasts that enjoy the pleasures in the restoration of historical structures all over Kent. He has been involved as part of the Redsand Fort work team since 2008 and looks forward to seeing the team grow as the restoration continues.

David Phillips

David Phillips

Secretary

David is an accomplished Broadcast Engineer. From early beginnings working with London’s Met Police as a radio engineer, to going forward, working within BT Broadcast Services delivering the UK’s first pioneering Fibre Cable Television Network to London’s West End. Moving into Satellite Broadcasting with both BT and Arqiva responsible for the Digital Television Switch over. David has also worked with Ofcom’s Restricted Service Licence holders for Radio, spending many years as Engineer with Redands Radio and later with Maritime Radio in Greenwich. David is part of the work party team and has done various interviews with film companies and Broadcasters alike. He has a strong knowledge of Redsands use for Radio Broadcasting during the 1960’s, bringing with him a wealth of experience.

Neal Short

Neal Short

Treasurer & Webmaster

The youngest member of the Project Redsands Team, Neal has had an interest in history and engineering from a young age. After his first visit to the towers in 2014, he has become committed to saving these special structures for future generations. Outside of the Project, Neal also volunteers his time at a number of land forts in the Medway and Thames areas, and drives Steam Trains for the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, as well as running a successful CCTV and security company.

Ray Pashley

Ray Pashley

Works Co-ordinator

Ray is a family man with five grown children & four grandchildren and in his spare time works full time as an Electrical Installation/Service Engineer for Ocmis Ltd, specialising in water features, automatic irrigation and specialist pumping systems and has worked in the construction industry for most of his adult life.
He has always had an interest in all aspects of WW2 and has been volunteering for many years with various groups such as Kent Underground Research Group and The National Trust (on the excavation of Fan Bay Deep Shelter).
Helping to preserve and restore Red Sand SeaForts back to its former glory would be a great achievement and a great honour.

David Foulkes

David Foulkes

Mechanical & Fabrication Co-ordinator

David Foulkes is a time served mechanic who has worked on all sorts different types of vehicles and machines.
A very keen historian with an active interest in preservation of our historic buildings and is also a Corporal in the Army reserves.

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