Steve Penny

South East

I have recently joined SASRA as the South East England and South London Area Representative, I am also serving as a part-time ASR for Windsor, in Berkshire, supporting the military based in the area. It has been 40 years since there has been an ASR in this locality and it is a strategic location to support and minister to army personnel guarding the Queen at Windsor castle.

After a period of service in the London Fire Brigade, I joined the Royal Marines. This gave me the great opportunity to serve with 40 Commando and Commacchio Group (now 43 Commando - Fleet Protection Group) in Northern Ireland, Brunei, Germany, at sea and on special operations as a troop commander and company second in command.  During my service I appreciated the spiritual support of Naval Chaplains but would have loved to have the support of SASRA like my father had as a national serviceman in the Royal Signals.  On completion of my service I worked for a number of aid organisations for 25 years living in Africa, Asia and the UK.  During this time I worked alongside military personnel from many different countries as a front line disaster relief worker, disaster manager, adviser to military training exercises overseas and at the Advanced Command Course at the UK Defence Academy. 

In 2010, when returning with my family from a long term assignment in Kenya, I felt a specific calling to reach out to military personnel in Windsor through my church, Kings Church International (KCI), and have been leading outreach initiatives to the military in the local area since then.

I was encouraged by one of the army Chaplains in Windsor to take my calling further and apply to be a part time ASR and during my ASR training in at the Army Training Regiment in Winchester I became aware of the position of Area Representative.  This was amazing timing as I had been seeking such a role for some time and this will complement my part-time ASR position.

To get in touch with Steve............

Email - east@sasra.org.uk

Tel - 01753 415 072

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