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


Suffolk Supper 2014
College Crest
The Suffolk Supper will take place at the College on Saturday 18 October 2014. As last year this will be in a buffet format. Some OFs have already been invited by the College, if they have contributed to the appeal. All other OFs are invited to join them, free of charge, but they need to make the booking through John Horton. Before the Supper, the President of the Society, Richard Sayer, will be opening the new Sixth Form Centre.

To reserve a place please complete this Booking Form and send to John at 3 Coucy Close, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9AX or via e-mail at suffolksupper@oldframlinghamian.com

Click here to read full invitation

OF Golfers busy at Aldeburgh
Golf Society Logo
David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “Its been a busy month for the golfers with the Autumn Meeting on 5 September at Aldeburgh followed the next day with a match against Aldeburgh Golf Club. Click here to read my report on the Autumn Meeting and click here to read my report on the match again Aldeburgh."

EADT Article - Ready To Face The Future
Paul_Taylor____Sixth_Form_EADT - photo
The EADT Suffolk Magazine has featured an excellent interview with Paul Taylor to mark the opening of the new Sixth Form Centre. Click here to read.

150th Anniversary Kit Unveiled
For the 2014/15 season the school first teams will be wearing the original coloured black and gold kit to mark the 150th anniversary. The shirts and shorts display the first school crest from 1864. The kit is modelled here by 1st XI girls’ hockey captain, Saffron Wilford and 1st XV rugby captain, Toby Trinder.

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James & Simon - September 2014
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) and Simon Dougherty (G60-67) met at Westminster Abbey on 21 September 2014 following the Annual Battle of Britain Thanksgiving and Rededication Service in Westminster Abbey on the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

James Ruddock-Broyd represented the Society of Old Framlinghamians in the year of the 70 Anniversary of the secret Raid on Amiens Prison led by Gp Capt P C “Percy” Pickard (G26-32) who led the raid on 18 February 1944 and in whose memory there had been a pilgrimage to his grave at Amiens in April. James was also present in his capacity as serving at a former “Y” Station and attending RAF “Y” Service at Chicksands Priory.

Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty RAF Retd, former Director-General Medical Services (RAF), attended in his role as the Honorary Air Commodore of No 4626 (County of Wiltshire) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He attended afterwards a reception at which HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and some of “The Few” were present.

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Peter Bailey (K34-38) - read his amazing biography
Chris Essex writes : I was fortunate enough to meet up with Peter Bailey (K34-38) in his house when I visited Australia with my family in August 2011. Having included him in the distinguished “Service” section of the website some time before I was aware of his amazing life and this was amplified when I saw the contents of his house and particularly the study. At the time I encouraged him to document his life and I’m delighted to say that working with Jenifer Simpson OAM this has now been published.

We are very grateful to both Peter and Jenifer for allowing us to publish the complete biography on the SOF website via this link. The biography starts on page 3 and includes some amazing picture as well. I strongly encourage you to read it.

I very much look forward to meeting up with Peter again in the Hunter Valley in April 2015 to mark 150th anniversary of the College and 100th anniversary of the ANZACs in Gallipoli.

Shooting match in new Brandeston Hall range
Shooting Trophy - Brandeston
On Saturday 4th October Brandeston Hall's 1st IV Shooting Team have their first competition against the Old Framlinghamians' Rifle Club (O.F.R.C) in the school's new range at 9 o'clock. The Hall's coach is none other than the Headmaster and Framlingham College's Contingent Commander, Lt Col Martin Myers-Allen who is donating a magnificent trophy called the Framlingham College Officer Training Corps (F.C.O.T.C) Recruits Cup as an apt annual prize. This was awarded to Arthur Basil Clarke (OF) in 1928. Nigel Burnip (OF) is leading the O.F.R.C team in what promises to be a splendid shooting meet and hopefully the start of an association which will continue for many years to come.

To see a larger image of the magnificent trophy click Read More

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Quilibets Week - July 2014
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Tom Huggins (Marketing Officer at the College) writes that Quilibets week was held from Monday 14th – Friday 18th July on The Back at the College. Tom has been team manager for the last four years and has been thrilled with the numbers available for selection, which have included many Old Framlinghamians. Read his full report by clicking here.

Former pupil exhibiting at Snape
Sophie Martin (BH94-98)
Sophie Martin (BH1994-98) is currently exhibiting at Snape Maltings – see this recent article in the EADT for more details .

The Society of Old Framlinghamians South East Supper Saturday 25 October 2014 at 7pm
College Crest
The supper will be at Piltdown Golf Club, near Uckfield, set in attractive Sussex countryside. Drinks at 7pm prior to sitting down at 7.30. Excellent value-for-money at £26 per head. Jacket and tie for males and the usual wide choice for females. Wives, husbands, partners, guests will be welcome.

For the Response Form download here . The speciality of the house, boeuf bourguignon, will be served, plus choice of dessert and coffee. Please note on the Form if you prefer poached salmon as a main course. Wine and drinks will be extra. Please send James Ruddock-Broyd the Response Form and your cheque payable to him by 11 October. A number of OFs have already committed to the event so please get your application in early.

Click Read More for more details and about a Guest Speaker – Neil Flowerdew

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