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


General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)

General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)
A Thanksgiving & Memorial Service to celebrate his life was held in the Chapel of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, at 2pm on Thursday 4th February 2010. A full write up on those attending can be read here

OFs present at the Memorial Service were : David Mason (President), Jim Blythe, Nigel Burnip, Charles Carter, Chris Essex, Gerald Garnett, Peter Howard-Dobson; Simon Howard Dobson, James Howard-Dobson; Alaistair  Howard Dobson, Alex Howard-Dobson, Peter Liell, Barry Lorkin, Tim Mitchell, Richard Overend, Norman Porter, John Rankin, Brian Rosen, Simon Rosen, James Ruddock-Broyd (and Mrs Christine Ruddock-Broyd), Richard Sayer, John Stevens, Richard Vaughan Griffiths, Andrew Wright, plus Andrew Fane (Hon OF and Chairman of Governors), Bill Rimmer (Governor), Selwyn Prior (Former Governor), Bob Williams (Hon OF - formerly a master at Brandeston).
Click here to read the letter Norman Porter sent to his family on behalf of all Old Framlinghamians and click to read the full article in the "distinguished OFs" section, which now includes the obituaries from the Daily Telegraph, The Times and the EADT.

11 November 2009:
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our most distinguished OFs, General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40) on Remembrance Sunday. He had been in hospital briefly, but was recovering well, when he had a gentle heart attack and died peacefully.

The following notice has appeared in the Telegraph “On Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2009, peacefully after a short illness. Chorister, sportsman, soldier and endless volunteer, he leaves behind a large family proud of his many achievements. A Memorial Service will be arranged in due course. The funeral, for family and friends, will be held on Tuesday 24th November at 2 p.m., at St John the Baptist Church, Snape, Suffolk. Family flowers only, please, but donations are welcomed to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, c/o Tony Brown's Funeral Service, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1EH. Enquiries, tel: 01728 603108.

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General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)
Authored by: Brian Rosen on Monday, November 23 2009 @ 10:17 am GMT

The following comment by me was printed in the Times online: "No mention after his retirement, of Framlingham College nor the Sail Training Association. I felt privileged to consider him a friend, but I know that hundreds, if not thousands of others who worked with him or for him felt the same."