Neil Odin b.1972 (Possibly Danny Odin’s nephew)

  Neil Ian Odin, born 1972, son of Ian Jean Odin and Hilda May Gattrell (deceased). The father lives/lived in Foresters Cottage, West Dean and is/was forestry manager for West Dean Estate. Information on Neil’s brother, Marc John Odin, who is also an OC, here  http://www.mjoforestry.com/about-us.html No more data on the father (born Sept 1946)is available so I was unable to …

Air Chief Marshal Sir Brendan Jackson (CHSB 1947-1954)

Former Air Member for Supply and Organisation, died from motor neurone disease on November 19, 1998 aged 63. He was born on August 23, 1935. As one of the most senior members of the Air Board between 1988 and 1993, Benny Jackson was a central figure in the debate over privatisation within the RAF. Widely regarded as one of the cleverest of his Service generation, he …

Michael Gallafent (CHSB 1943-1951)

Mike Gallafent entered the Royal Air Force on leaving the School and trained as a pilot, joining No.16 Squadron in June 1953, flying De Havilland Vampire and Venom fighters based at Celle in Germany.  On completion of that tour, he was posted to Pembrey in South Wales as an instructor for fighter conversion. This was followed by a ground tour …

George Stedman Inside Right 2nd XI 1957-1958

George was considerably younger than his team mates and his inclusion was due to his fleetness of foot. He was also famously one of only two boys known to have been included in a School photograph on the extreme left and right. He is a sportsman par excellence and still watches his beloved Arundel FC for whom he played many …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959) bis

Whilst continuing to be a Beanstalk Volunteer Reading Helper for a fifth year, I am also managing vacation and business short rental of some apartments in Kensington. Other less recent activities as an experienced broadcast radio and television professional include: Granted an Ofcom UK Television broadcast licence and launched The Business Channel in November 2006. Having negotiated the sale of …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959)

Without any clear future career ambition, I left School in 1959. With a desire to fly, I applied to BEA and BOAC for a job. Because I had won the School English Reading Prize and, at my mother’s insistence, I also wrote to the BBC. My mother firmly believed that I would make an excellent radio announcer. The latter came …

Geoff Wills (1943-1952) on Cricket, his life at School and after

English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) 1951-1952 I was both honoured and elated to be selected for the ESCA senior XI in the years 1951 and 1952, especially as in the latter year I was appointed captain. I understand that ESCA was formed in 1948 and in those days only two matches were played each season – one each against the …

Barry James Capon 1947-1955

I came to the School from the Chichester Central Boys School which was next to the City Walls in the St. Pancras area.  Most of the boys in my form also came to the School. Uniform including school caps had to be worn. I think it was the prefects who checked for compliance as you arrived each day. Dr. Bishop was …

Sir Dudley Smith

Reprinted from The Times of London 27 December, 2016 Dudley Smith was an enthusiastic Thatcherite until in May 1990 he dared to express dissatisfaction by using a football analogy: “Do you sack the manager or don’t you? You may have a good manager but what if the team isn’t scoring goals?” Six months later Margaret Thatcher was out of office. …

David Wood’s speech 3 December, 2016

This was written by David Wood (at the School 1954-1962) and used as the basis for his marvellous speech to Old Cicestrians at the 2016 Christmas Luncheon in Chichester.   “Chi and I …” Memories of Chichester Festival Theatre by a local schoolboy who watched the laying of the foundation stone, then, over a period of fifty years, proudly became …