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

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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

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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.



Death of Jim Crosbie (S60-67)

College Crest
We are sad to announce the death of Jim Crosbie (S60-67) on 27 January 2013 at the age of 64. Jim had not been well for some time but had been a regular member of the OF Golf Society. He was awarded 51 Hockey Caps for Scotland between 1972 and 1978.

The funeral was on Friday, 8 February at 2.40pm at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, (off the A3 at Roehampton Vale), London, SW15 3DZ.

Click here an announcement from Wimbledon Club.



Angus Cundey (G50-54) wins Queen's Award

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On 23 January 2013 Angus Cundey (G50-54), chairman of Henry Poole & Co in Savile Row, was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade by HRH Princess Anne. You can read the full story and history of his tailors here or in the Distinguished Section of the website.



Fiona Birch climbing high for Africa

Fiona Birch and a group of university friends are raising funds for an African charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this September. She writes:

I left the College last June, after fourteen years at Brandeston and Framlingham, and I’m now studying Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter.

I love travel and adventure, largely fuelled by the completion of my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, and a school expedition to the rainforests of Borneo in 2011.  However, I also care hugely about the disparity that exists throughout our World.  So when I was presented with the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, and combine this with raising money to help improve the lives of East African communities, I didn’t give it a second thought.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a huge challenge, demanding both physical stamina and mental endurance.  At sunrise on 3rd September 2013, I and ten colleagues from the University of Exeter hope to reach the summit, and simultaneously raise funds for the charity ‘Dig Deep’.

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OF Hockey v College - Match Report

Oliver Cutting (G95-07) reports: 

On the misty morning of 6th January, a bleary eyed OF hockey team gathered in the Station pub for their “Hair of the Dog Warm-up”, following the annual centurion efforts the night before. After a swift pint of Suffolk’s finest (Victoria Bitter if you were unsure) and the customary conversation about whether Mr Collins should be allowed to consume alcohol before a hockey match, the squad of 13 made their way to the pitch. 
 

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Death of OF Shooting Lynchpin

Nigel King (S60-65)
We are sad to announce the death of Nigel King (S60-65) on 28 December 2012, aged 65. He had suffered from a rare blood disorder. As many of you will know, he was a lynchpin of the OF Rifle Club. He was married to Tizzie. You can read an obituary here

The funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 16th at 1pm at St. John's Church in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, PO9 6DF. There will be a private family burial the following day. Tizzie says all OFs who knew him are welcome to join the family and raise a glass back at the family home afterwards.

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WW1 Mystery Finally Solved

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We are very grateful to John Bridges (S57-66) for responding to an article in the 2012 Yearbook appealing for help with solving the mystery about Thomas Marshall Dale (1904-07) who very belatedly now appears on the Chapel WW1 Memorial. Together with Evelyn Empson and her son, they have finally cracked the mystery of why he served in WW1 under the alias of Max Henderson. You can read the full story here or in the Distinguished Section of the website.



Ben Simpson (BH84-86) stars again in Africa

Ben Simpson
Ben Simpson (BH84-86) is clearly making his mark in East Africa. The Sunday Times Colour Magazine of December 30th 2012, carried a fascinating article entitled 'The Lion King - Force of Nature', whetting the appetite for Sir David Attenborough's eagerly awaited 6-part series 'Africa', quite possibly the great man's swan song in terms of this type of Natural History 'blockbuster'.

To quote from the the text of the article: Helicopters cost about £30 a minute and the BBC has hired two. Sleek, metallic blue, French turbojets - together with the best pilots in East Africa. One, Ben Simpson, is now regarded as a local hero after plucking seven stranded Ugandan soldiers off the slopes of Mt. Kenya in atrocious conditions.' (Click here to access the full story)

Ben's activities have been commented on in the past - he is Director of Helicopters with Tropic Air Kenya, and this is clearly another impressive feather in his cap.

The first programme went out on Jan 2nd and was quite magical, 'undoubtedly attracting impressive viewing figures'.