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

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Elements be damned! OF shooters lift the Long Range Cup.

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The budding shooters amongst us met on 13 April 2013 and had a spot of success. Read the full story here



SOF Football -v- College XI - Sunday 23 June 2013

OF Football LogoTed Harrington (S 2005-10), one of the SOF Moreau Scholars, reports:

Framlinghamian football is changing this year!

On Sunday, 23rd June, for the first time, the OFs take on the College XI football team. Football fever starts right here as the OFs warm up for their biggest challenge yet!

For any questions contact me via email at Teddy.Harrington@hotmail.co.uk

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O.F. instrumental in apprehending 3 suicide bombers bent on wreaking carnage in UK cities.
MARCUS BEALE
Marcus Beale (M74-81) : We should acknowledge the recent stunning success of Marcus and his 450 officers in the West Midlands counter-terrorism unit in pre-empting a potentially catastrophic event in the twilight world of home-grown would-be suicide bombers.

Marcus joined the W. Midlands Police Force in June 2011 as Assistant Chief Constable with specific regional and national responsibility for counter-terrorism policy. He previously held the post of Chief Superintendent with Nottinghamshire Police and Assistant Chief Constable with the Staffordshire Force.

We are all indebted to the likes of Marcus for their indefatigable pursuit of those who aspire to commit mass murder on the streets of the UK. More power to his elbow as he continues to operate in this sensitive and vital field.

On-line news link: here



Ed Sheeran (BH 96-02)
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Those who follow the burgeoning career of Ed Sheeran might like to know that he will be based in the USA for the greater part of 2013. His renown as singer-songwriter has created a ready demand from others at the top of the tree in the world of Popular Music. He is known to be writing material for One Direction and Taylor Swift. Ed is currently touring in the USA and Canada with Swift and booked to open the show for no fewer than 66 gigs across that vast continent as an integral part of her ‘Red’ North American Tour. They recently played the opening night together, on March 13th, in Omaha, Nebraska.



SOF Hong Kong Supper 2013
HK Supper 2013
Ian Howard (S57-62) reports as follows: The annual Hong Kong supper was held on Thursday 21 March, 2013, back once again at the Windsor Room of the Hong Hong Club. The occasion brought together the following 9 OFs: Ian Howard (S57-62); John Birt (Thailand) (S59-63); Bob Holland (Penang) (R57-65); Keith Williams (R63-67); Chris Hall (G62-69); John Ting (G02-09); Henry Tang (K03-10); Ian Tsang (K02-09) and Barry Wilson (G48-52) who was visiting from the UK.

As can be seen from the photo, detailed research was carried out on the red wine available and Chris Hall, with his usual generosity, supplied the after-dinner Port.



SOF Arts Section organises trip to Madresfield Court

Madresfield Court
James Ruddock-Broyd has been in touch about a visit he is organising as part of the Arts Section of the SOF. The visit is to Madresfield Court in Worcestershire on Saturday 20 July 2013, between 2.30pm and 5.30pm.

For further details please click Read More below.

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OF undertakes Nepal Cycle Challenge

Steve Young fundraising picture
Stevie Young (K2001-07) is currently working in London, but come November 2013 will be taking part in the Nepal Cycle Challenge which consists of cycling across Nepal in high altitude over the space of 10 days. He is doing this challenge on behalf of the Body & Soul charity and aims to raise £2,500. If you’d be interested in reading more and possibly supporting this challenge then please click on read more.

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OF Plans double marathon run for charity

Mark Young Appeal
Mark Young (R78-88) has been in touch about his attempt to raise money for a charity called Whizz-Kidz. Not content with running one marathon he is planning to run 2 within 5 weeks of each! If you’d be interested in reading more and possibly supporting this challenge then please click on read more.

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Essex Supper - Friday 26th April 2013

Essex_Supper_invitation 2013 - ECCC_Ground
John Rankin writes “This year the Essex Supper will be held at The Pavilion, Essex County Cricket Ground after the Council Meeting. The address is New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0PG which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the Station, which is on the mainline from Liverpool Street to Ipswich and beyond.

You can download an invitation here or give me a ring on 01255 503835."



Death of probably our oldest OF - Peter Lloyd-Bostock (R28-31)

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January has not been a good month for OFs as we are sad to announce the death of Commander Peter Lloyd-Bostock (R28-31) on 31 January 2013 at the magnificent age of 98. It is highly likely that Peter was our oldest OF at the time of his death. He was the brother of the late James Lloyd-Bostock (R30-35) who died in August 2003.

The funeral took place on Friday 15 February, at 11.30am, at St Peter’s Church, Henfield, West Sussex.