Posted: May 28th, 2022
BOB MILLER recently replaced Russell Stewart on the AMP Committee. Russell has become an MGNPS Trustee Director.
After working in heavy industry in maintenance and instrumentation, Bob joined the Daily Record at Anderston Quay for 16 years, then transferred to the Cardonald print plant. He spent 15 years there as a maintenance technician in the press room, and was also FOC electrical. Bob retired through ill-health in 2008, after 31 years.
He served in the Royal Naval Reserve for 15 years as a petty officer, and sailed as deputy weapons engineering officer. He was given annual leave from his day job to participate in various naval exercises while at Anderston Quay.
Bob said: “When I retired at 60, I knew I needed to do find something to do, and joined the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), the UK’s Armed Forces charity. I trained as a caseworker, progressing to divisional secretary, and also served as branch training organiser for Lanark. I was on the executive committee for 11 years, helping caseworkers through GDPR (data protection), and was involved in safe-guarding. Safe-guarding protects clients through checks made to ensure they are free from abuse. Their wellbeing is paramount, and the relevant agencies would be contacted if necessary.
“I met my wife Lily in the naval reserve. We have two children and two grandchildren.”
On joining the AMP Committee, Bob said: “Having covered the social needs of my former military clients, I bring a team-playing attitude to the AMP. I believe the pensioner comes first, and everything considered for them is, and should be, to the common good.”