Latest entries

  • Christopher Powell

    1st May 2022

    Sadly, we have heard of the death in March 2022 of Mr Chris R Powell, who lived in Birchington, Kent. He became a member of our Association in 1987 and was a long-serving member.  He taught at various schools in Germany; Berlin from 1962-65, then Monchegladback until 72, followed by 6 years in Cologne and lastly teaching at Hildesheim from 1979 to 1986. He returned to the UK, and lived in Berkshire and then Kent with his wife, Valerie. 


  • Don Kay

    8th March 2022

    Don Kay died at the beginning of March aged 96 years.  Don and his wife Jean had been a member of the Association since 1994.  He taught at Bourne School, Malaya between 1954-57 and then at Queen's School, Rheindahlen between 1960-72.  They had been married for 74years when Jean died last August aged 95 years.

  • Mike Back

    Mike served as the Headteacher of Gloucester School, Hohne from 1973 to 1982. He was a victim of the 50+ rule which meant that when he returned to the UK in 1982 he faced unemployment, being supported by wife Jan’s work as a nurse.

  • Dooreen Ballanyne

    August 2021

    Doreen passed away in August 2021 in Newton Stewart, Scotland where she had retired to after returning from service as Headteacher of  SCS Wolfenbuttel Primary School, Germany and Suffolk School in Minden. 

  • William Batten

    17th November 2020

    Bill died in November 2020 after a very long illness. He was a very talented, pleasant and warm man who joined SCEA in 1970 when he started in Naples.

  • Christopher Bell

    25th November 2021

    Chris Bell passed away in Boston, Lincolnshire at the end of November 2021. He was the DHT at Shackleton Primary in Fallingbostel between 1984 & 1989.

  • Peter Bentley

    March 2020

    Peter Bentley was headteacher of Krefeld School in 1980s.

  • Brian Birkby

    14th August 2020

    Brian was Area Education Officer for Western Region, based in JHQ.

  • Gordon Bland


    Gordon taught in Margival in France; Maastricht (AFCENT), Berlin and Bielefeld.