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 C Grayling on his Falcon past!

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…)

Bucks Club Dinner 2011

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…)

Betty McAulay passes away

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…)

Famous FOB in the news

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…)

FOB honoured for London bombing first aid work

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.

Adrian Heili, Tredgold 1999One 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

Sign up quickly for 1990 Reunion

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…)
The Falcon

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