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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden

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OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray 2021 report

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with Cyril Gray in late June 2021.

We were paired against Trent in first rounds and lost 1/2 : 2 1/2.  The following morning, we were drawn against Dulwich in the 1st round of the plate competition and lost 1:2. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.



Society Welcomes Its Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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As usual, the Scholarship Selection Panel was faced with a tough challenge in selecting just two young people from a very impressive short-list of applicants for this year’s scholarships. However, the final interviews left them in no doubt that they should select Georgie Cantrell and Oscar Endean as winners of this prestigious and important Society role.

Apart from the financial aspect of the award, Georgie and Oscar have already become members of our SOF Council and join Luke Quartermaine on the Young OFs committee. Ele Williamson (M 2013-15) and Rob Norman (S 2002-07) – both of them former Moreau Scholars – have kindly agreed to be mentors to Georgie and Oscar.

You can read all about the Moreau Leaving Scholarships by following this link.



David Larter biography now available

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Richard Sayer (S56-61) has complete a wonderful biography on OF David Larter (R51-57), the only OF so far to play test cricket for England

The story is told through the observations of David and of those who knew him, 24 of them being cricketers who played with or against him, including five England captains. Beautifully designed by OF Chris Keeble (S53-59), the book is enhanced by numerous photographs, including 280 colour pages- click here for flyer.

The book has now been published at £20 including postage. To reserve a copy signed by David, please email Richard Sayer at Sayer@suffolkskies15.co.uk



5th OF Germany Reunion - 4 September 2021

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Kim Dickel (M97-98) and her co-organiser Johannes Troger (R96-98) would be delighted to welcome OFs to Germany on Saturday 4 September 2021 in Heidelberg.

Please click here to read the full invitation that has been sent out to all OFs in Germany and is open to any OF around the world who fancies joining.

Huge thanks to Kim and Johannes for organising this again and lets hope after this challenging 18 months a face to face OF reunion can take place for the first time since January 2020!

Anyone interested please email Kim.



OF Golfers meet up at last in 2021

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has at last managed to meet with a field of 20 players at their Spring Meeting.

Click here to read the report.



OF London Supper is latest event to be cancelled

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Alex Henney, organiser, writes: Following the delay in going to Step 4 and the continuing uncertainty over meeting indoors in a Covid secure way, we have decided to cancel the planned London Supper on 22 July 2021.  All those who have paid for places will receive a full refund from Kate in due course.

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CANCELLATION OF OF SUMMER LUNCH on 4 JULY 2021

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UPDATE Simon Dougherty writes: Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 14 June delaying the relaxation of COVID-19 restictions, Framlingham College have advised me on with much regret, that they are unable to host the SOF Summer Lunch planned for 4 July 2021.  Therefore, it has been cancelled.  All those who have paid for places will receive a full refund.
 

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Prominent OF does shirt sponsorship

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The 'Blue and White' half of the footballing cognoscenti of East Anglia were delighted to learn that former Brandestonian, Ed Sheeran (BH 96-02), had generously offered to underwrite the ITFC team shirts for the forthcoming 2021-22 Season. Bearing the logo embracing albums that have taken the popular music world by storm (and some as yet still in his imagination!) this very welcome sponsorship seems likely to coincide with a new concert tour.

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Congratulations to OF on being awarded a CBE

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We are delighted to record that COMMODORE ROBERT BELLFIELD CBE (K81-83) has been made a CBE for his work as Commander of the Devonport Flotilla and then as Commander of the Coalition Task Force Sentinel in the Gulf in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2021.

We have added him to Distinguished section - click here to read his biography.



Distinguished OF marks 99th birthday

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UPDATE: We are really sad to advise that Peter died peacefully on 14 April 2021 just a couple of weeks after his 99th birthday. We are so grateful that John and Neville were able to visit him on his birthday.  The distinguished article link below now includes an obituary submitted by James Ruddock Broyd and published in the Daily Telegraph on 8 June 2021 and The Weekend Australia on 19 June 2021.

ORIGINAL STORY: While the SOF AGM was being held in the UK, on the other side of the world in Australia, Peter Bailey (K34-38) was celebrating his 99th birthday.  In advance, then President Simon Dougherty had sent a message on behalf of the Society and this was personally delivered by OF Neville Marsh (S53-61) and John Gates (S44-48).

Click here to see a lovely photo of Peter (left), then President Chris Essex and Peter Simpson (K32-40) his childhood friend, taken at 150th reunion near Sydney in 2015.

Click here to see distinguished article on Peter.