Distinguished Old Framlinghamians

Framlingham is rooted in the county of Suffolk, but Framlinghamians have spanned the world from the age of Empire, through times of conflict and into the modern era, in pursuit of trade and adventure. There are those who have made their mark in business, sports, academics, as artists and writers, in agriculture, in the services, the media and in the world of entertainment. You can learn about them here, and you can nominate additions.

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Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Charles Moxey MBE

Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Charles Moxey MBE (Rendlesham 1991-1995)

He was awarded the MBE on 31 December 2015 for his Army service.  On 8 August 2018 he was Commanding Officer of... Read more

He was awarded the MBE on 31 December 2015 for his Army service.  On 8 August 2018 he was Commanding Officer of the United Kingdom Guard of Honour provided by the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, at the service in Amiens Cathedral to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens.

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Rear Admiral Timothy Christopher Woods CBE

Rear Admiral Timothy Christopher Woods CBE (Ziegele 1983-1988)

He has had a distinguished naval career since leaving the College and was promoted to Commodore on 1 May 2015 and served... Read more

He has had a distinguished naval career since leaving the College and was promoted to Commodore on 1 May 2015 and served as British Defence attaché in Kyiv until January 2023. He was at the frontline of the UK’s support to the Ukrainian military. In Kyiv he also served as Head of the British Defence Staff in Eastern Europe, commanding all Defence Attaches across Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine at a defining moment in European security.  He was promoted to rear admiral on 16 January 2023, and became Head of the British Defence Staff and Defence Attaché in Washington, D.C. the same month. He leads the UK’s extensive military engagement and partnerships across all branches of the United States military.  He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2023 Birthday Honours.

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Commodore Robert James Ashley Bellfield CBE

Commodore Robert James Ashley Bellfield CBE (Kerrison 1981-1983)

In August 2017 he took command of the Devonport Flotilla.   He is Chairman of the GBR 420 class youth dinghy association,... Read more

In August 2017 he took command of the Devonport Flotilla.   He is Chairman of the GBR 420 class youth dinghy association, dedicated to producing future Olympic medallists, and a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Dinghy Race Coach. He is also a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Leathersellers, a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Shipwrights and a Freeman of the City of London. From 30 April 2020 to 19 November 2020, he was commander of CTF Sentinel. In Queen’s birthday honours in 2021 he was made a CBE for his work as Commander of the Devonport Flotilla and then as Commander of the Coalition Task Force Sentinel in the Gulf.

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Brigadier Miles William Ellis Wade CBE BA

Brigadier Miles William Ellis Wade CBE BA (Stradbroke 1966-1976)

Late of the King’s Royal Hussars, he was awarded the MBE following a tour in North Belfast in 1994 and a CBE... Read more

Late of the King’s Royal Hussars, he was awarded the MBE following a tour in North Belfast in 1994 and a CBE for services to the Army in 2006. Took command of 145 (South) Brigade in January 2007.  In 2021 he is secretary of the Royal Automobile Club.

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Mr Charles David Blackmore

Mr Charles David Blackmore (Kerrison 1965-1975)

Soldier, followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, author, banker and security adviser.

Lt Col Nicholas Francis Innell

Lt Col Nicholas Francis Innell (Stradbroke 1967-1975)

After four years in the Gordon Highlanders, he spent 16 years in the Intelligence Corps. Amongst other duties he was involved in... Read more

After four years in the Gordon Highlanders, he spent 16 years in the Intelligence Corps. Amongst other duties he was involved in a UN weapons inspection in Iraq and was in command of a Military Intelligence Battalion during the run-up to, and subsequent occupation of, Kosovo. He then joined the UN War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as Head of Security, which covered the arrival and subsequent death of Slobodan Milosevic.

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Lieutenant General Philip David Jones CB CBE DL

Lieutenant General Philip David Jones CB CBE DL (1972-1974)

After attending Brandeston he had a very distinguished army career and after serving for 36 years, he departed as a Lieutenant General.... Read more

After attending Brandeston he had a very distinguished army career and after serving for 36 years, he departed as a Lieutenant General. He was awarded an MBE followed by a CBE in March 2012 and CB

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Mr Charles William Manning Carter OBE

Mr Charles William Manning Carter OBE (Rendlesham 1961-1969)

At Sandhurst he had the distinction of being awarded the Queen’s Medal for passing out highest in the Order of Merit. He... Read more

At Sandhurst he had the distinction of being awarded the Queen’s Medal for passing out highest in the Order of Merit. He was part of the Army’s operational and planning group for the recapture of the Falkland Islands in 1982. He was appointed as an OBE for his work with the United Nations in Cyprus where he commanded the British Sector of the Green Line, helping to lower the tensions between the Greeks and Turks.

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Air Vice-Marshal Simon Robert Charles Dougherty MBE

Air Vice-Marshal Simon Robert Charles Dougherty MBE (Garrett 1960-1967)

Promoted to Air Vice-Marshal on appointment as Director-General of Medical Services (Royal Air Force) in September 2004. He served as an Honorary... Read more

Promoted to Air Vice-Marshal on appointment as Director-General of Medical Services (Royal Air Force) in September 2004. He served as an Honorary Physician to Her Majesty the Queen from 2002 to 2009. From 2009 to 2019, he was Honorary Air Commodore of No 4626 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He was appointed Officer Brother of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in 1991. He was awarded an MBE (Civilian) in 2020 in recognition of his voluntary service with the RAF Benevolent Fund. He has served as a Trustee of the Headley Court Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and as a Governor of Royal Star and Garter Charity.

He was a Governor of Framlingham College from 2008-2022 and was President of the Society of Old Framlinghamians from 2011-2013 and again from 2019-2021.

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Mr Richard Derek Lloyd Vaughan-Griffith MC

Mr Richard Derek Lloyd Vaughan-Griffith MC (Kerrison 1960-1964)

Most recent OF to be awarded the Military Cross, while serving in Aden. Went on to run and own a successful international... Read more

Most recent OF to be awarded the Military Cross, while serving in Aden. Went on to run and own a successful international Risk Management consultantcy. He died of cancer on 4 January 2012 aged 66.

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Wng Cdr Erik Julian Stapleton MBE

Wng Cdr Erik Julian Stapleton MBE (Garrett 1958-1963)

24-year career in the RAF. Initially specialised in Explosives, Fuels Management and Air Movements, seeing service all over the world. He was... Read more

24-year career in the RAF. Initially specialised in Explosives, Fuels Management and Air Movements, seeing service all over the world. He was appointed MBE in 1981 for his work as the Unit Commander and on-site Project Leader for the reactivation of the flying training station at RAF Church Fenton in North Yorkshire.

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Wng Cdr Michael Kenneth Allport MBE (Rendlesham 1954-1962)

He was awarded the MBE for diplomatic services in the UAE whilst serving as a Staff Officer 1985 – 1988. He was... Read more

He was awarded the MBE for diplomatic services in the UAE whilst serving as a Staff Officer 1985 – 1988. He was subsequently Air Attache there 1995 – 1999 prior to retirement from active service; then continued (in the same rank) as a Retired Officer as the International Training Officer at the RAF College, Cranwell until 2013 when he retired and emigrated to Australia. He died in October 2021.

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Lt Col Robert Lynn Stevens OBE

Lt Col Robert Lynn Stevens OBE (Stradbroke 1951-1955)

Late of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding), he was awarded an MBE in June 1972 for his role in withdrawing... Read more

Late of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding), he was awarded an MBE in June 1972 for his role in withdrawing British troops from Malta on the orders of Mintoff.  In June 1987 we was awarded an OBE for his work on the development of a computer based system to interconnect Army vehicles. He died in Hampshire on 28 May 2015.

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Captain Richard James Husk CBE

Captain Richard James Husk CBE (Rendlesham 1947-1951)

he joined the Royal Nay from school as a Sailor. Submarine specialist. Five Commands. Retired as Captain. Awarded CBE in 1983 for... Read more

he joined the Royal Nay from school as a Sailor. Submarine specialist. Five Commands. Retired as Captain. Awarded CBE in 1983 for control of submarine operations when Chief of Staff Submarines.

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Major John Dixie Churchill MC

Major John Dixie Churchill MC (Stradbroke 1944-1951)

After Sandhurst, joined the Royal Anglian Regiment and saw service in Muscat and Oman. Was awarded the Military Cross in 1959.

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Commander Richard John Percy Withycombe Perryman AM

Commander Richard John Percy Withycombe Perryman AM (Rendlesham 1945-1947)

The son of a successful racehorse trainer, he joined the Royal Navy in 1947. He transferred to the Royal Australian Nay (RAN)... Read more

The son of a successful racehorse trainer, he joined the Royal Navy in 1947. He transferred to the Royal Australian Nay (RAN) in 1969/70 where he went on to have a successful career. He ended up Commander of HMAS HARMAN, the RAN’s major Communications Station and Administrative base for the Canberra region. During that time he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Military Communications.

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Nominate a Framlinghamian

We have no hard and fast rules about who should be recognised as a “Distinguished Old Framlinghamian”, and are always interested to hear about people who are exceptional in all sorts of ways – so please feel free to click on the link below, and complete a nomination form.