Had two weeks hols after Falcon, then joined the BSAP for a 2-year contract; did Police Display, horse escorts & a posting to Inyanga (hardship huh!), then bought myself out in June '81. Moved to UK a month later, did a course in advertising and marketing, then got a job with a small ad agency in Wimbledon before moving to my current job with Grass Roots Group, where I design processes for motivation websites. Home life = wife Nicola + 4 daughters & 2 sons; also help out at my local lifeboat station, and am keen on photography (www.flickr.com/photos/bushtick), singing with a chamber choir and a bit on the side for the Falcon Old Boys.
A titbit picked up on the Internet by James Whidborne (H’78) , with A C Grayling, one of Falcon’s better known luminaries, telling tales of canings and running away etc http://www.intelligencesquared.com/talks/a-c-grayling-on-running-away-from-boarding-school,-at-5×15 …there will, of course, always be debate about who holds the caning record. Some say it’s Tim Hawkins but did we (more…)
The annual London FOBS dinner will be held on 23rd June 2011. The venue is the same as last year, Buck’s Club in London. Last year was a huge success (photos from last year can be found here), and we look forward to repeating that this year. I’ve managed to (more…)
This just in from Duncan McAulay Our mother, Betty McAulay who was SAN sister from 1967 to 1986 passed away suddenly in England yesterday afternoon. My brother, Richard and I grew up at the school, and as a result, have very strong ties to the College, as both residents and (more…)
Peter Steyn (Staff 1961-70) has been awarded the Gill Memorial Award for 2011 at BirdLife South Africa’s recent AGM in March 2011 at the Bundu Country Lodge, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Here’s a link to the page announcing this Birdlife South Africa – 2011 Gill Memorial Award Peter has, over the last (more…)
Tardy of us to notice that a former Falcon and Professor of Philosophy, Anthony Clifford Grayling (F’62), is pretty well known, but if, like me, you’d never heard of him (and you weren’t at Falcon in 1962), then here’s a chance to correct that and find out more about him. (more…)
Falcon Old Boy, Adrian Heili (Tredgold 1999) has featured in the news after giving evidence at the 7/7 Bombings Inquest. The embedded movie below gives the main details of his quick-thinking action on 7th July 2005 when terrorist bomber Mohammed Sidique Khan detonated a bomb in a tube train he was on at Edgware Road tube station, killing six people.
One of the worst-injured survivors of the bomb was Daniel Biddle, who lost both legs, his spleen and his left eye. When the bomb went off, he was thrown out of the carriage and into the gap between the train and the wall of the tunnel.
Adrian Heili had been in the carriage behind Biddle’s. Adrian heard Biddle calling out and shouted to him out of the train.
Adrian forced the door open then jumped onto the adjacent track before working his way to an area close to where Biddle’s cries were coming from. There he met a driver, Lee Hunt, who had been taking a refreshment break at the station. Continue reading →
2nd to 3rd October 2010 Right gents, we’ve been in touch with the opposition (Peterhouse) and Mr Miller and I have decided a good challenge will be for 5 team members from each team to the top of Snowdonia and back down … quickest time will take home the prestigeous (more…)
The class of 1990 are in the late stages of arranging a reunion at Falcon over Old Boys Weekend from 23 to 25 July 2010. Falcon will be hosting Peterhouse that weekend so there will be good sport to watch. So far, approximately 30 members of the 1990 class have (more…)
I’m sorry to have to report that David Childs-Clarke, who was in Hervey from 1960 to 1964 died from a heart attack on 14th June 2010. Although David was before my time at Falcon, I met him several times at FOB gatherings and had some good conversations with him. This (more…)