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Milan Tomic' - Webmaster

My name is Milan Tomic' and I was born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, South Wales, in 1950, of Croatian and Welsh parentage. I moved to Stoke-on-Trent when I was 3 years old, hence my unusual avid support of Stoke City Football Club.

I was married to Marion in 1974, but unfortunately she passed away on 25 November 2003. We have one son, also called Milan, serving with the R.A.F.

I spent 17 years in the British Army, the final 14 as a Military Policeman, until I took voluntary redundancy in 1992 and moved to my present home in Hereford.

I have also worked as a clerk, trainee factory manager, trainee shop manager, bread and cake salesman, sales representative, electricity meter reader, bus driver and rent collector  before finally settling into my current job as a Recovery Officer (debt collector!). Jack of all trades - master of some.

In 1979 I was introduced to the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes which I joined and have been actively involved with ever since, achieving the distinction of attaining the position of Provincial Grand Primo of Hereford in 1998, the centenary of the Province.

I also helped to set up and am the Secretary of the Hereford Ex-Services Association, a tri-service organisation for retired and active service personnel who live in and around Hereford. 

 

I am a huge fan of Northern Soul and spent my younger days at the Golden Torch, Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel in Manchester and the Blackpool Mecca. Still collect and listen to the music now but the dancing days are well gone.

My sporting likes are varied and I follow these teams:

Football - Stoke City FC and Croatia

Rugby League - Wigan RLFC

Cricket - Worcester CCC and England

NFL - Washington Redskins

Rugby Union - Wales

Thanks to the Army, I have lived in Germany (7 years), Northern Ireland (2 years), Hong Kong (2 years) and the United Kingdom and have visited Canada, Belgium, Holland, France, Singapore and Thailand. 

Since leaving the Army I have visited Bulgaria, Greece, Majorca, Spain (twice) and Turkey (12 times). Travel really does broaden the mind - and the waistline!