Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

“As a rather belated celebration of my 74th birthday, and to raise some beans for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity, I have done a 13,000 ft skydive, jumping in tandem with the Red Devils of the Parachute Regiment. Fortunately the spades that friends had bought to dig me out weren’t needed. It was an absolutely…

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Charlie Sykes (80-85)

I am still working at the Oratory School as a teacher of economics and business. I saw Andy Ethelston (80-83) on Sunday and will see him every Sunday as our boys play rugby together. Bumped in to Chris Scudds (80-85) in Polzeath, and see Will Skinner (82-87) frequently as our boys are in the same…

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Jeff Beech-Garwood (71-75)

“Our main news this year is that we have moved from a nice house to being scrunched up in a smallish flat. It’s because we’re getting older and were finding that taking care of a large house was using up too much of our time and energy. But downsizing is HARD WORK! Still in Saint…

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Shaun Maynard (60-64)

Shaun writes from Johannesburg: “Henley this year was very special for my wife Megan and I. We married 33 years ago and I promised her that one day we would ‘do’ Henley in style. And so it came to pass in 2013. We arrived at Leander Club on the Thursday morning and remained cocooned in…

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Tim Hendley (49-53)

Hurricane Sandy has been the main event in my life these past few months. You will recall that this superstorm hit the New Jersey shoreline on October 29, 2012, causing much damage. My little riverfront house (it started life as a duck-hunting shack in the 1950s) had four feet of water on the property and…

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Tom Tribe (48-52)

OPs may be interested to know that I am giving a series of talks, starting in November in the Alresford (Hampshire) area, on Australia’s first submarines. The AE1 and AE2 were launched one hundred years’ ago in 1913. They were built in Barrow-in-Furness and manned by composite Australian and British crews. AE1 vanished without trace…

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Roger Slater (57-61)

I returned to Founders’ Day this year (2013) for the first time in many years and was horrified! They have removed the cable over the parade ground. How can any Drum Major prove themselves worthy of the title without a cable to toss the mace over?

Peter Tambling (50-53)

I’m involved in the National Coast Watch Institute at Portland Bill. Not long ago someone called Mike Goddard came into my watch for training. On asking him if he had any seagoing experience, his response was unbelievable. “Oh yes, I went into Blue Funnel from a school you’ve never heard of.” “What school was that,”…

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Rupert Bates (76-81)

The 150th anniversary edition of the prestigious Wisden cricket almanac carries an article “Engraved in the memory” by Rupert about his great uncle, the illustrator, engraver and painter Eric Ravilious. Ravilious was commissioned in 1938 to produce an engraving for a redesigned cover for Wisden. For the past 76 years (with a hiatus in 2003)…

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