Brian Davies and the Daily Mail 1969 Transatlantic Race

John Grant Geoff Wills and others of our generation may find this of interest. Read the full story here Daily Mail 1969 Transatlantic Race Brian Davies was one of a number who took up a career in aviation. He also grew an impressive beard – later. Geoffrey Wills John – I was in the same form as Brian Davies in my …

Mumpsimus Part the Second

  This started with a fairly innocuous discussion amongst chaps on our Facebook page. How it developed into this I know not. Further evidence if any were needed that most OCs become grow mad in their old age or perhaps it started at the School – who knows!?  

Tom “Jacko” Jackson

Facebook discussion on Tom “Jacko” Jackson Tony Cook I think he only ever took VI th form Biology. I got to know him quite well because I was Biology Lab Prefect where he probably spent most of his time. It was only later when I lead a research project on Student Transition (i.e. How to manage the transition between school …

Colin Snook – outgoing Chairman 2014-2017

From Richard D Wood-Kneller: I would like to place on record my appreciation to Colin Snook, our outgoing Chairman, for all the hard work he has put in to our Association during his tenure of office. When he took over things were difficult and delicate. He accepted the charge when others shied away from it. There are now new faces …

School Song? What School Song

Mike Hancock posted a question on Facebook recently which was seen and commented upon by thirty-five OCs to date: Mike Hancock               Anyone remember the school song – I Vow to Thee My Country? Marcus Rumpus           In a word NO. When was it sung; what were the words!? Mick Reed                   I know the song but have no recollection of it being …

The School in 2017 taken by Chris Dynes

The overgrown area was part of the outfield with the cricket field extending to the right of the photograph where I assume houses have now been built and towards the front right of the picture over what appears to be an all-weather pitch. The cricket area was full size.We also had another cricket area to the left foreground. Please click …

Bognor’s V1 or Doodlebug 27th August 1944

Please Google ‘The Toll Bognor took in the war’ then keep scrolling down until you reach ‘the last raid on Bognor…….’ and read on. I am sure ‘The section of ground …’ mentioned was an orchard. This kept down the casualties. One person died from shock and heart failure and if I remember a score (for younger members who have not read …