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Re-new Membership

12 Month (August to end of July)

Choose between a single or joint membership

If you are joining after August, please choose the month you are joining in below. The full year membership runs from August to the end of July the following year.

Single Monthly
Joint Monthly


The following were Elected and Appointed as COFEPOW Officers and Trustees.

COFEPOW Officers

David Brown


Chris Wills

National Events Coordinator

Keith Andrews

Chief Researcher

Nick Bullen-Bell

Merchandise Officer

Sylvie Bullen-Bell

Merchandise Officer

Karen Brown

Membership Officer


David Brown

Christine Wills

Nick Bullen-Bell

Sylvie Bullen-Bell

David Brede

David Brede

David Brede

Sharon Morris-Mee

David Brede

Guy Metcalfe-Hume

Helpful Contacts

Where not shown, contact details can be found on the list of members sent to each new COFEPOW member with their first newsletter. While researching personal information, members below have accumulated data which they are happy to pass on and share with others.

Agnes Dougan

155th (LanarkshireYeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

Jean Roberts

3rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Saigon Party

Steve Mockridge

Jesselton, Sandakan and Kuching

Keith Andrews

Singapore Coast Regiments and A.A. Artillery and Thailand

Colin Docketty

Rabaul and Ballale Island

Frank Clark

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre

All things related to the Thai-Burma railway

Derek Lawson

Deaths in captivity.

Michael Hurst MBE

Director, Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society.

David Tett

The subject of 'mails'

Tony Banham

Amanda Johnson

Haruku/Ambon and Moluccas (Spice Islands)

Welfare Grants

Grants are available from the FEPOWs’ Central Welfare Fund for all FEPOWs, wives and widows. It covers hospital stays, carers, care homes, sheltered accommodation, etc. For further information contact Margaret Martin of the Java FEPOW Club, or Pauline Simpson of NFFWRA,

Honorary Life President

Mrs Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper, the original founder of the charity, was the chairman of COFEPOW for the first 16 years of it's existence. Carol launched COFEPOW as a registered charity in 1998. The first 7 years of her charity work was dedicated to raising £500,000 for the FEPOW Memorial Building at the National Memorial Arboretum. The charity successfully raised this money and the building was officially opened in 2005. Carol continued her role as chairman making sure the memorial building was taken care of with the help of a sound charity membership. Carol stepped down as chairman on 2nd October 2014, after 16 years of total dedication to COFEPOW.

Honorary Life Members

Pam Stubbs

Patrick Toosey

Ron Taylor


Sir Terry Waite, KCMG, CBE

Lieutenant Colonel C G Stallard (Rtd)

David Childs CBE D.Litt (COFEPOW Padre)

Sir Henry Every Bt. DL FCA.

General Sir James Everard (Rtd) KCB CBE