V.V.W. Fretwell (19-21)

      Recently, a researcher digging into the history of Shanghai Rugby Football Club in the1920s and 1930s, compiled the following account of the life of Victor Vause Winser Fretwell (19-21). A distant relative of Victor Fretwell’s, Louise Pether, in Australia kindly sent us the article which is copyrighted to Simon Drakeford. Victor Fretwell…

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Hattie Roxborough (08-15)

  CALLING ALL FIRST YEARS!   Hattie Roxborough (08-15), who is at Portsmouth University, is seeking help from other OPs at university for a project she is undertaking. She writes:   “I’m a doing a third year project looking at the social implications of transitioning into university on those from either a collectivist or independent society.…

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Martin Brooke-Taylor (45-49)

    Martin Brooke-Taylor (45-49) died in March, 2006 and his obituary, written by Lionel Stephens, may be read in the About Us > Obituaries 1917 – 2016 section of this website.   Recently, a reader contacted us to alert OPs to a lengthy tribute to Martin published by his local paper the Buxton Advertiser soon…

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R.G. Covington (40-43)

Richard Guy Covington (40-43), a retired Commander RN, died on 10th August 2016. We learned of the news from an item in Navy News.   During his Naval career he served in HMS Bermuda 1945-46, HMS Kenya 1947, HMS Nigeria (1948-50) HMS Excellent 1951 and in  HMS Kent, Tenby, Phoenicia, Vigilant, Carron, Rampura and Tyne…

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Rob Sargent (62-65)

  Rob Sargent (62-65), a retired RAF pilot, has made three contributions to the latest (third) edition of Out-of-the-Blue – a book of full of stories about flying experiences in the Royal Air Force. At a cost of £9.99 a copy, all proceeds go to service charities – now the 3 Service Benevolent Funds –…

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