LAODS ChairmanBob has recently retired from the MOD as an aircrew instructor at RAF College Cranwell following an RAF flying career spanning some 32 years. LAODS rekindled a youthful interest in singing and the theatre when his son, Jamie, performed in Oliver. Recognising a like-minded bunch of fun people who liked to sing, act and enjoy a drink, Bob successfully auditioned for the 2011 production of Oklahoma. He has subsequently appeared in the last 8 shows with the Society. He loves the close harmony singing of the Christmas shows and the teamwork and camaraderie of the main summer musical production; a theme he feels runs through everything that LAODS does. For the last 3 years he has served on the Committee as Secretary and volunteered for the role of Chairman as he had plenty of time on his hands post-retirement.
If he had been looking for something to fill his spare hours, he has not been disappointed! The mantle of Secretary has now passed to his wife, Sarah which he says makes for some interesting discussions at home. He is keen to continue to promote and develop LAODS as a welcoming and inclusive society encouraging members of all ages and backgrounds (even those with woolly memories and a sense of rhythm that doesn’t reach their legs). He hopes to keep performing with his LAODS friends as long as his voice, body and their patience holds out!