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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Mr Ian Connell

Mr Ian Connell (Rendlesham 1968-1973)

As well as a successful business career in retail management, he has been very successful in motor racing, winning 67 races and... Read more

As well as a successful business career in retail management, he has been very successful in motor racing, winning 67 races and five Championships.

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Mr David Nicholson Lowe (Stradbroke 1966-1968)

One of the few OFs to win a Commonwealth Games medal.  This was a bronze for shooting in 1990 and it so... Read more

One of the few OFs to win a Commonwealth Games medal.  This was a bronze for shooting in 1990 and it so easily could have been silver.  Also involved with the design and certification of the EH101 Merlin HM Mk1 helicopter.

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Mr James Nisbet Crosbie (Stradbroke 1960-1967)

Awarded 51 Hockey Caps for Scotland between 1972 and 1978

Mr Peter John White (Stradbroke 1957-1967)

Played hockey for England under 21’s and England Indoor.

Mr Anthony John Germain Parsons

Mr Anthony John Germain Parsons (Rendlesham 1961-1966)

Played hockey for Wales. This picture was taken in 2023 when he was presented with a cap by the Hockey Museum at... Read more

Played hockey for Wales.

This picture was taken in 2023 when he was presented with a cap by the Hockey Museum at the same time as one was presented to the sons of Norman Borrett (R31-36) – see this news item.

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Mr John Geoffrey Birt

Mr John Geoffrey Birt (Stradbroke 1959-1963)

Before going into business, he played international rugby for a number of years for Hong Kong. He played against a variety of... Read more

Before going into business, he played international rugby for a number of years for Hong Kong. He played against a variety of other countries including France, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He lived and worked in Thailand for over 25 years before dying in 2016.

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Mr Alain De Cadinet

Mr Alain De Cadinet (Kerrison 1954-1963)

Former Le Mans driver and TV presenter for Top Gear and Speed Channel. As well as his collection of cars and motorcycles,... Read more

Former Le Mans driver and TV presenter for Top Gear and Speed Channel. As well as his collection of cars and motorcycles, he also owned a WW2 Spitfire. He died on 1 July 2022.

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Mr Martin Charles Maynard Pearse

Mr Martin Charles Maynard Pearse (Kerrison 1959-1963)

As well as being successful in business he is a dual International England Captain at 2 sports. He has been England Captain... Read more

As well as being successful in business he is a dual International England Captain at 2 sports. He has been England Captain at Masters Squash for very many years at all age groups: 50, 55, 60, 65, and has also been Captain of England O60 Cricket since 2009 and O70 since 2016. In August 2017 he was selected to be captain of the England Over 70s tour to Australia in 2018.

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Mr Andrew Leslie Harrison

Mr Andrew Leslie Harrison (Kerrison 1956-1958)

Horse racing trainer for Sir John Musker’s stud, Roger and Vera Hue-William’s Woolton House Stud and Lord Howard de Walden’s Plantation Stud.... Read more

Horse racing trainer for Sir John Musker’s stud, Roger and Vera Hue-William’s Woolton House Stud and Lord Howard de Walden’s Plantation Stud. His most famous stallions was Kris a champion miler of 1979 and 1980, which went on to sire five champions and 75 stakes winners. He died on 11 February 2007 at the age of 65.

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Mr Andrew William Hancock (Stradbroke 1952-1957)

Born in 1939 at Dartford, England. He was capped 3 times for England in 1965/6 and scored 1 try – hear the... Read more

Born in 1939 at Dartford, England. He was capped 3 times for England in 1965/6 and scored 1 try – hear the commentary.

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Mr John David Frederick Larter

Mr John David Frederick Larter (Rendlesham 1951-1957)

Played cricket for England during 1962 to 1965 and in 2015 donated a large amount of cricketing memorabilia to the College.

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Mr Norman Howard Porter

Mr Norman Howard Porter (Kerrison 1950-1957)

Played hockey for Scotland 12 times and was captain of Inverleith HC when they won the Scottish Cup. He is a Past... Read more

Played hockey for Scotland 12 times and was captain of Inverleith HC when they won the Scottish Cup. He is a Past President of the SOF and is currently a Governor of the College and General Secretary of the SOF.

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Mr Michael Pearson Garnett OAM

Mr Michael Pearson Garnett OAM (Rendlesham 1953-1955)

Life long passion for Real/Royal Tennis. Was Chief Executive of Australian Royal Tennis Association from 1994 to 1999. Has written a number... Read more

Life long passion for Real/Royal Tennis. Was Chief Executive of Australian Royal Tennis Association from 1994 to 1999. Has written a number of books on the subject. Member of the Australian Davis Cup Tennis Foundation since 1994 and was awarded the Australian Sports Medal (ASM) in 2001. On 13 June 2016 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List he was additionally awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for service to veterans, to tennis and to the community.

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Mr Jeremy John Moyle (Rendlesham 1950-1955)

He and his late brother, Nicholas Moyle (R48-53), have been the only OFs to have played rugby for Oxford or Cambridge. In... Read more

He and his late brother, Nicholas Moyle (R48-53), have been the only OFs to have played rugby for Oxford or Cambridge. In 1956 they played together for the University in the same match, which is unusual if not unique. He went on to become head of the English Division at the EU and was responsible for overseeing the translation of all the other EU languages into English for the Ministers.

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Mr John Keell Knights (Kerrison 1943-1947)

He was 3 times the British Finn champion and North American Finn Champion. He won several dinghy national championships, the “Round the... Read more

He was 3 times the British Finn champion and North American Finn Champion. He won several dinghy national championships, the “Round the Island” race at Cowes and was reserve in the British Olympic yachting team of 1956. He was a respected writer including for the Daily Express. He was also associated with the London International Boat Show from its inception, for 27 years.

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Mr Reginald William Cooper RN FRIN (Garrett 1941-1946)

Investment manager who turned his back on the City and went to sea for a record-breaking 30 years with his wife. His books... Read more

Investment manager who turned his back on the City and went to sea for a record-breaking 30 years with his wife. His books became unexpected hits, selling hundreds of thousands and he frequently appeared on TV talking about his exploits. 

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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.