Governance and Support

The Trooper Potts Memorial Appeal was governed by a main Steering committee chaired by Richard Bennett and two working parties, Finance and Fund Raising chaired by Richard Bennett and Design and Implementation chaired by John Chapman.

The members of the committee were:-

Anne Ames (granddaughter of Fred Potts) * #
Chris Andrews (grandson of Trooper Andrews)*
Michael Aris (Brigadier and Deputy Lord Lieutenant) *
Richard Bennett (Reading Civic Society) *
John Chapman (Military Historian and former Chairman of West Berkshire Council #
Dr Richard Duckett (Lecturer in History and International Relations at Reading College)
Andrew French (Curator of Berkshire Yeomanry Museum) #
Alan Overton (Military Historian) #
Fred Pugh (former Mayor of Reading) *
Brenda Tait (treasurer) *
Tony Verey (Brigadier and Berkshire Yeomanry)


* Members of the Finance and Fundraising working party
# Members of the Design and Implementation Working Party

The Members of the continuing Trust committee from 2016 are


Anne Ames (granddaughter of Fred Potts)
Chris Andrews (grandson of Trooper Andrews)
Michael Aris (Brigadier and Deputy Lord Lieutenant)
Richard Bennett (Reading Civic Society)
John Chapman (Military Historian and former Chairman of West Berkshire Council
Dr Richard Duckett (Lecturer in History and International Relations at Reading College)
Andrew French (Assistant Curator of Berkshire Yeomanry Museum)
Brenda Tait (treasurer)
Tony Verey (Brigadier and Curator of Berkshire Yeomanry Museum )

Our Patrons are:-


The Hon Mrs Bayliss CVO JP(former Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire)

Chris Tarrant OBE

Michael Naxton (curator of Lord Ashworth's VC collection)

Our Major Sponsors were



Haslams Estate Agents - A long established Reading Company
Tel 0118-960-1000

Our supporters are



Reading Borough Council
We acknowledge with especial thanks the support given by both officers and Councillors of Reading Borough Council and their commitment to future support now the project is completed.



Daniel Owen Ltd.
tel 0118 952 1000; e-mail reading.office@workmates.co.uk


Network Rail

Our key partners include



Hilton Hotel Reading

BBC Radio Berkshire


IWM WW1 Centenary Project


Reading College


Sue Roberts Associates

Our Printers

Printing by ESP Colour Ltd
Bringing together Print, Design and Website services with outstanding results
visit the ESP Website www.espcolour.co.uk

Our Architects
Robert Rigby Architects

Our major grant supporters are:-



The Earley Charity


The Greenham Common Trust

The Berkshire Masonic Charity


The Gallipoli Association


Reading Borough Council

The Englefield Trust

The Stevenson Trust

Among our other supporters are:

Richard Benyon (MP for Newbury)
Jon Cooksey (Military Historian and Editor of Stand To)
Sir John Madejski and the team at Madejski Stadium
Graham McKechnie (BBC Broadcaster)
Martin Salter (former MP for Reading West)
Alok Sharma (MP for Reading West)
Rob Wilson (MP for Reading East)
Sir Phillip Wroughton (former Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire)








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