Margaret Flo McEwan
Flo’s love for Maunsell’s seaforts began when she first saw a photograph of Redsands Fort over a decade ago. “As a keen photographer and urban explorer, I was fascinated by these incredible structures and couldn’t wait to photograph them myself. I have been obsessed with the forts ever since! I am therefore thrilled to be on Board of Trustees for Project Redsand CIO. This position comes with immense responsibility; Redsands Seaforts are a designated site of national importance. Valued as a nationally important archaeological monument, we have a challenging journey ahead to save the towers from a watery grave. I am excited to be part of a talented and enthusiastic team of volunteers and look forward to sharing news of our progress as we restore this incredible guntower to it’s former glory”.
When she’s not out on Redsands Fort, Flo divides her time between her career as Head of Corporate Governance for an adventure tour operator and her role as a serving Magistrate.
David is an accomplished Broadcast Engineer. From early beginnings working with London’s Met Police as a radio engineer, to going forward, working within BT Broadcast Services delivering the UK’s first pioneering Fibre Cable Television Network to London’s West End. Moving into Satellite Broadcasting with both BT and Arqiva responsible for the Digital Television Switch over. David has also worked with Ofcom’s Restricted Service Licence holders for Radio, spending many years as Engineer with Redands Radio and later with Maritime Radio in Greenwich. David is part of the work party team and has done various interviews with film companies and Broadcasters alike. He has a strong knowledge of Redsands use for Radio Broadcasting during the 1960’s, bringing with him a wealth of experience.
Ray is a family man with five grown children & four grandchildren and in his spare time works full time as an Electrical Installation/Service Engineer for Ocmis Ltd, specialising in water features, automatic irrigation and specialist pumping systems and has worked in the construction industry for most of his adult life.
He has always had an interest in all aspects of WW2 and has been volunteering for many years with various groups such as Kent Underground Research Group and The National Trust (on the excavation of Fan Bay Deep Shelter).
Helping to preserve and restore Red Sand SeaForts back to its former glory would be a great achievement and a great honour.
Mechanical & Fabrication Co-ordinator
David is a highly skilled and experienced mechanic who has worked on a wide range of different types of vehicles and machines.
He is keen historian and is passionate about the preservation of the seaforts and enthusiastically coordinates the procurement of materials for our Working Party restoration visits. David is also a Corporal in the Army Reserves and a proud father to three boys.