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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden

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Overseas Bag 2017

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Chris Essex (K69-75) writes: The 2017 Framlinghamian will be out shortly and will contain a heavily edited version of all the news and photos I have received over the last year from OFs around the world.  For your Christmas reading I have published the full version of the Overseas Bag for 2017 in the People section of the website. This full edition runs to a bumper 59 pages distilled from over 500 emails received/sent over the last year and includes at the end coverage of the funeral of our 10th oldest OF Peter Simpson (K32-40) in Queensland Australia.

The photo featured in this news article shows Nigel Robinson (G64-74) and Terry Hurlock (R68-73) who recently completed a long distance cycle ride in France covering 1250km.  You can read more about this and other stories here .

I hope we will see an increased number of reunions being organised around the world in 2018.  As always I will help with mailing lists and publicity but can’t promise to be able to attend them all! If you are interested in helping/attending then please get in touch with me via email



Congratulations to OF Will Brett (R12-16)

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Congratulations to OF Will Brett (R12-16) who has completed his training to become a Marine and has been awarded an Academic Award at the Green Beret Ceremony for his application and knowledge of Military History and Tactics.

His Formal Passing Out Parade was on Friday 1st of December at CTCRM Lympstone and was quite a day!  Will's father wrote, "It has been a very tough road for Will and we are beyond proud of what he has achieved.  Along the way, he received a special award for outstanding achievement in the physical pass out tests".

Will is looking forward to serving with the Marines and has been posted to 40 Commando.  Very well done Will Brett, this is an amazing achievement!



SOF Annual Dinner - SATURDAY 24th March 2018

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Simon Dougherty writes: The Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday 24 March 2018 at the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY and an invitation is extended to all members of the Society - together with their partners and guests - to attend this prestigious event. 

Prior to the dinner, the Society will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Ballroom (on the first floor of the Royal Air Force Club) at 6.15pm. While it is being held, partners and guests will be able to relax in the ground floor Churchill Bar which will be open from 6.00pm.  Pre-dinner drinks will be served in the Churchill Bar from 7 o’clock, with dinner being served in the first floor Ballroom at 7.30pm. Dress is Black Tie or equivalent. 

The cost of the dinner is £60 per head including half a bottle of wine.  We are subsidising younger OFs – so the first 20 OFs aged under 30 years on 24 March 2018, to apply and pay for places, will be charged only £30 – this is a remarkable offer!  After the meal. we have arranged a bar extension in the Churchill Bar up to midnight.

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Commonwealth Games, Gongs, and International glory for OF Rifle Club Shooters

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Steve McBowell (G82-86) has written an amusing Shooting report which starts off "It’s hard to be modest when you are this totally awesome. So we won’t be."

If that's whetted your appetite then click here to see his full report and photos about international stardom amongst our shooters.



SOF Norfolk Supper 2017

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Colin Wigg (G48-54) writes : Twenty nine diners enjoyed a very convivial evening together with an excellent three course Carvery and an entertaining after dinner speech by fellow OF Martin Pearse (K59-63), a dual international Captain at both Cricket and Squash. President John Ellerby enlightened everyone as to current SOF and College matters including the recent opening of the impressive Fowler Pavilion.

Click here to see full report and photos.



OF Golf Team retain Dick Watson Trophy

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 Congratulations to the Old Framlinghamian team of Hugh Curle (Captain OFGS), John Wybar, Jonny Newton (Team Captain) and Matt Low who retained the Dick Watson Trophy over the weekend of the 14th and 15th October. The trophy is an alumni, inter-school foursome competition played at Aldeburgh Golf Club.

Read the full report here, together with pictures.



Framlinghamian - Advertising Opportunity

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In print for over 100 years, The Framlinghamian is the ‘go-to’ publication for pupils and old-Framlinghamians, parents and prospective parents alike, and this year the College are offering suitable businesses fifteen pages of prime advertising space. The publication date of The Framlinghamian 2017 is mid December, but interested OFs need tio get in touch by 31 October. 

Please click here to see more details on this opportunity and who to contact.



Memorial Service for Jonathan Hulley (K2010-16)

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Jonathan Hulley (2010-16) died as a result of a tragic road accident on 1 October 2017 at the age of just 19. There will be a memorial service on Friday 27 October at the College at 3pm to celebrate his life.

Click here  for more details.



OF Golf Society v College 2017

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Hugh Curle, Captain of OFGS, reports : The match v the College was played on Friday, 6th October at Aldeburgh Golf Club. It was a great success and tight matches ensued, with impressive golf, particularly from the College pupils. The match was drawn six all, a great advert for College golf and the progress being made under the tutorship of Dougal Lyon. It was great to see two young ladies in the College team, Lisa Jacobs and Katy Bornova.

Click here to see full report.



OFs Cycle 1000km in France

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Terry Hurlock (68-73) and Nigel Robinson (64-74) recently completed a long distance cycle ride in France.  The Velodyssey runs down the west coast of France and they completed around 1000kms. 44 years early they had hitch-hiked to Bordeaux during the summer holidays.

Click here to see full report and photos taken at start and end. We trust some nice Bordeaux was consumed to celebrate!