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OF Reunion in Sydney Australia - September 2019

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An OF dinner was arranged in Sydney, NSW, Australia by Colin Lipman (R53-61) to create the opportunity for OFs to meet John (S49-56) and Hilary Ling from Bergh Apton, near Norwich.  Present were Colin and Lexie Lipman, Hugh (S43-48) and Julia Richardson, David (G48-56) and Rosie Summers, and Mike (R54-62) and Bunny Allport.

You can read the following report and see plenty of pictures taken by John Ling by clicking here.

OF VCs at Imperial War Museum London

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James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) has recently visited the Imperial War Museum in London to check on the three VCs awarded to OFs.  This follows a reorganisation of their VC collection.  We thought members might be interested in this guide to visiting the museum and locating the 3 VCs awarded to OFs - click here.

Here is a reminder that you can read the stories behind the VCs by clicking here.

OF Golf Reports - Autumn 2019

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David Turnbull has produced the following reports :-

- Autumn Meeting at Aldeburgh

- OFGS vs Aldeburgh GC

Richard Anthony Jenkinson (K69-76)

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UPDATE : Shortly before he died in July, Richard asked his family to organise a service later in the year for his family and friends. He was very specific that this must include good music, things to make us laugh and a glass of wine. So, that is what they are doing.

They very hope you will be able to join them - click here for more details

ORIGINAL MESSAGE : It is with sadness that we report the death of Rich Jenkinson.  He was only diagnosed with cancer in March 2019 and died on 17 July 2019 aged 62.  There will be a memorial service in October and we will keep you posted. 

His twin brother Guy has provided the following plus the photos - click here

OF Rifle Club Report

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Another brilliant OF Rifle Club report from Steve McBowell our rifle correspondent, with plenty of pictures as well.

Read the full report here.

OF reports on an amazing trip to Indian Himalayas

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Kat Twentyman (P09-14) reports on an amazing trip to Indian Himalayas as part of her medical elective, which was partly made possible by financial support from the SOF.

You can read Kat's report and photos by clicking here

A busy week for OF Visitors to Cairns Australia

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Chris Shaw (K50-56) our man in Cairns Australia, is always happy to welcome OFs to his part of the world and at the end of August 2019 he and Rebecca were delighted to welcome to OFs and their wives to Cairns in the space of a week.

Read Chris's full report and photos by clicking here

Chris was also delighted to send me a review of his first full length book, which you can read here

SOF Suffolk Supper - 19 October 2019

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The Suffolk gathering will revert to a supper and will take place at the College on Saturday 19th October 2019. We are pleased to announce that Louise North, the new Principal of Framlingham College and Head of the Senior School will be joining us, with her husband as our guests for the evening.

As usual, there will be a meeting of the SOF Council, commencing at 5.30pm in the Chapel. While it is being held, partners and guests are welcome to relax in the Paul’s Court Bar and Lounge from 5.30pm, with pre supper drinks from 7.00pm and the Supper at 7.30pm.

The cost of the meal is £20 each for Old Framlinghamians, their partners and guests, excluding dinner drinks, payable in advance. Concessions are available to current Moreau Scholars and the first 10, under 30s to apply, need only pay £10 per person.

Booking for the supper is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 15th.

Click here for more detail and here for the application form or contact Kate Jackson on 01728 727227 or on e-mail

Memories from 1958 and "starring with" a young Michael Crawford

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Bill Collard (S55-58) writes to tell us of a long lost telegram which he recently found while clearing his loft prior to substantial roof repairs.  The telegram is dated 18th June 1958 and concerns four college pupils who were performing as part of the Aldeburgh Festival.

To read the full story click here.

As a result of posting this story we have heard from Bill Payne (R55-59) who lead the recorder group and Bob Munro (R54-60), David Newson (S54-63) and Nigel Burnip (R58-65) and the story link above has been updated to reflect this.

Sudbury OF Gathering - 16 July 2019

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James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) reports on this rare get-together of Sudburian OFs which had a  special significance for him. Three OFs all of four score years and more gathered at the Angel Inn at Sudbury on 16 July 2019 for a most convivial evening.  Read the full report and see larger picture by clicking here.