This book is an anecdotal memoir of my life as a young lad in Rhodesia, remembering the people and places that influenced me from an early age. The book reflects on my life of privilege in a society that was facing increasing pressures from the outside world. Then there is (more…)
Many of you will have seen the news about the P-51 pilot who sadly crashed at an air show in Reno on September 16th 2011. One of our old boys, Rick Fenner (Hervey1960 – 1964 – pictured left), was at this air show and, as you can see from his (more…)
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 →