Major Kenneth George Mayhew RMWO (Rendlesham 1929-1934)

During a distinguished career in WW2, he played an important part from D Day through to the liberation of Holland. In 2011 he was finally awarded Holland’s highest Military Decoration, the Royal Order of Knights of the Military Order of William. In 2014 he was their oldest knight of the order. At the beginning of 2016 he was also awarded France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur as a Normandy veteran and on 18 January 2017 he celebrated his centenary in style with family, Dutch and OF events. Ken died on 13 May 2021 at the age of 104 making him the oldest ever OF that we are aware of.  Read Richard Sayer’s obituary and see those published in the Telegraph and Times and the eulogy given at his memorial service in the College Chapel on 5 March 2022.