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MAJOR EDWARD OCTAVIUS DEBNEY VD JP (1865) - Was a prominent businessman and councillor in Southwold, serving on the council and as an alderman from 1899 to 1913. He was mayor in 1895-6. He served in the Norfolk Garrison Artillery (Southwold Battery) from 1881 till 1908, for which he was made a Major and awarded the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration (VD for short!).
MAJOR JOHN SHERWODD VD (1865-68) - Agricultural engineer, farmer and breeder of Suffolk horses. Was a Major in the Volunteer Reserve and awarded the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration. No further information available.
MAJOR GENERAL SIR ALEXANDER WALLACE KCB (1870-74) – joined Army after leaving College and rose to the rank of Captain in the Indian Army by the age of only 19! Served in many overseas campaigns and during WW1 was Inspector General of Communications in Egypt. He was mentioned in dispatches twice and received the Order of the Nile. He was knighted in 1922. He was President of the SOF and a Trustee and Governor of the College. He died on Christmas Day 1922 at the age of 64.
BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM HUGH DOBBIE CB (1874-76) - Entered Army shortly after leaving Framlingham and rose to become Assistant Quarter Master General in the Indian Army. Served in Burmese Expedition (1885-87) where he was decorated and served in South African War (1899-1900). Was awarded Companion of Order of Bath in 1921. He died in 1922 at the age of 63.
LT EUSTACE FREDERICK RAYNHAM DSO (1877-80) - Went to South Africa 1896 and joined De Beers Consolidated Mines. Shortly afterwards saw the start of the South African War and he joined the Kimberley Town Guard. On 29 November 1900 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. After the war, he became Secretary of the De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1917 until 1929.
CAPTAIN SUTTON SMITH DSO (1881-82) - Joined Royal Navy in 1895 and became a mine-sweeper commander. In WW1 was awarded a Distinguished Service Order on 14 July 1916 for distinguished service with the Auxiliary Patrol in 1915 “carried out duties under extremely arduous and hazardous conditions of weather and exposure to enemy attack and mines with marked zeal, gallantry and success.” Also awarded Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. While in the Navy, apparently went nine times round the world in a sailing ship.
THE REV GERALD HOLLIDGE HARRIES MC (1883-84) - During WW1 was in Chaplain Forces and was awarded the Military Cross on 17 December 1917 “For gallantry and distinguished service in the field”. After the war he became a vicar in Lincolnshire.
COLONEL ERNEST VICTOR GOSTLING DSO (1885-91) - Excelled at both academic and sport achievements, playing football for Suffolk and getting a Blue at Cambridge. Qualified as a doctor and surgeon and in WW1 served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was wounded at Sulva Bay, presumably as part of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 3 June 1916. He died in 1923 at the age of 50.
SIR FRANK BENSON Kt CVO CBE (1888-92) – served in both World Wars. At the end of WW1 he was Deputy Controller of the War Office. He was General Manager of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes from 1923 until his retirement in 1942. He was awarded a CVO in 1941 and was knighted in 1942.
BRIGADIER WILLIAM ALBANY FETHERSTONHAUGH CB CBE DSO (1891-92) – after Sandhurst he joined Indian Army, quickly rising through the ranks. He served in many campaigns, including WW1 and was awarded the DSO on 1 January 1917, the Legion d’Honneur and the CBE on 1 January 1920. Like Brigadier General William Hugh Dobbie CB (1874-76) he was appointed Assistant Quarter Master General for the Indian Army in 1922. He was awarded a CB in 1928 and retired from the Indian Army in 1929.
LT COLONEL GOODWYN LUDDINGTON ARCHER TD (1890-92) - He qualified as a solicitor in 1900. Served in 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment and was awarded Territorial Decoration. Served in WW1 rising to the rank of Lt Colonel, was wounded in 1916 and was mentioned in dispatches. He died in 1964.
LT COLONEL HERBERT ST MAUR CARTER DSO MD (1893) - After qualifying as a doctor, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Prior to start of WW1 he was British Red Cross Commissioner with Serbian Forces in Balkan War and received the Order of St Sava of Serbia. During WW1 he was awarded DSO on 23 June 1915 “For distinguished service in the field”. He was mentioned in dispatches 3 times.
MAJOR GEORGE HERBERT HIND MANFIELD MC (1889-94) - Qualified as an ENT surgeon in Nottingham. During WW1 served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded Military Cross “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He worked day and night tending the wounded in our advanced positions under heavy fire and carried many of them down the trench, after all the bearers had been wounded.”
REAR ADMIRAL ERNEST WILLIAM ROBERTS OBE RN (1890-94) - As well as rising to a Rear Admiral, he also played rugby for England winning six international caps and was Captain of the England XV in 1906.
LT COLONEL FRANCIS ROBERT BOYD HAWARD OBE (1893-94) - During WW1 served in Royal Norfolk Regiment and was wounded twice. During WW2 he served in 11th Norfolk Battalion, Home Guard and was awarded OBE. Saved life from drowning. Was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
LT COLONEL PHILIP LIONEL WILLIAM POWELL CBE DSO (1893-95) – after Sandhurst joined Welsh Regiment and served in the South African War. During WW1 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 3 June 1916. He was awarded CBE on 3 June 1919. In 1925 he was also decorated with the Order of the White Rose of Finland in recognition of services rendered.
COLONEL EDWIN PERCY CLARKE DSO TD (1890-96)
– joined the family firm in Framlingham called EG Clarke and Sons. During WW1 was awarded the DSO, was also mentioned in dispatches twice and wounded. After WW2 he was Deputy Lieutenant and JP for East Suffolk. He was a prominent member of the Corporation, Governors and SOF President. He died in 1967 at the age of 86.
2ND LT WILLIAM CLOVER SQUIRRELL MM (1896) - Served in WW1 in Royal Field Artillery and was awarded Military Medal on 10 August 1916 “For bravery in the field”.
LT COLONEL FRANCIS BROUGHTON SHETTLE OBE (1894-96) - Qualified as a Doctor and joined the Indian Medical Service. Served in Mohmand Expedition in 1908 and during WW1 served in France and the North-West Frontier. He was awarded and OBE in 1921. He was a member of Eye Borough Council from 1933 to 1936 and was Mayor in 1936. Served in Home Guard in during WW2.
LT COLONEL CECIL TIDSWELL FURBER DSO AND BAR (1893-97) –joined the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and served in the South African War. In WW1 served in the Royal Tank Corps and was first awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 26 November 1917. He was awarded bar to his DSO on 15 October 1918. He died in 1943 at the age of 60.
CAPTAIN JOHN FENTON CARR MC (1897) - Served in WW1 in Royal Garrison Artillery and was awarded Military Cross on 18 October 1917 “For gallantry and distinguished service in the field”.
MAJOR HAROLD EVELYN STANLEY MURRAY MC (1893-97) - During South African War served in City Imperial Volunteers and took part in the pursuit of De Wet (a Boer general). During WW1 served in Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) and won the Military Cross on 1 January 1916 “For distinguished service in the field”.
CAPTAIN CECIL FRANCIS MOWBRAY MARGETTS DSO (1895-97) - Served in WW1 in 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Was awarded the DSO on 9 December 1914. “On 24th August at Paturage, when the 1st Line Transport was ambushed, he rode forward and engaged the enemy, thus giving time for his vehicles to wheel about and escape, with slight loss, he himself being wounded. He was also twice mentioned in dispatches.
CAPTAIN ALLDEN EDWARD OWLES MC (1895-97) - He served in the South African War in the Norfolk Regiment (1901-02). During WW1 he served in the 15th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry and was awarded the Military Cross on 2 April 1919 “For Gallantry and devotion to duty in the field”. He was twice wounded. He joined Barclays Bank and became manager of their Beccles branch. He was Mayor of Beccles from 1938 to 1944 and then a member of the East Suffolk County Council from 1945. He was also a member of various organisations. During WW2 he served in 1st Suffolk Home Guard.
SERGEANT EDGAR PATRICK ROCK MM (1892-98) - After leaving the College he appears to have gone to Canada and joined the Royal North West Mounted Police. During WW1 he served in the Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment) and was awarded the Military Medal on 29 August 1918 “For bravery in the field”.
MAJOR ALAN CUNLIFFE VIDAL DSO (1892-98) - After a distinguished career at the College, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University, before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps. During WW1 he was taken prisoner of war and ended up at Wittenburg camp, where he assisted in the medical treatment of typhus patients. Four of the six British medical officers being held there contracted the disease, including Captain Stephen Field (1895-98) who is on the WW1 Memorial. On 18 April 1916 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. After the war he served briefly in India before joining Ampleforth College in 1928 as the School Doctor, where he practiced there until he died in 1956.
CAPTAIN IAN DUNBAR DICKSON MC (1898) - He was a prominent doctor in Reading and Edinburgh, as well as a medical officer in Northern Rhodesia Medical Service. During WW1 he served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”.
LT COLONEL CYRIL TAIT O’CALLAGHAN MC (1897-99) - He served with the Somerset Yeomanry, 1st Royal Dragoons during WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders”. He continued to serve in the Army, culminating in him becoming Lt Colonel of the North Somerset Yeomanry in 1929.
MAJOR HUBERT FREDERIC LING MC TD (1895-1900)
- qualified as a solicitor after leaving the College. During WW1 was awarded the Military Cross. After the war he joined the Territorial Army and was awarded the Territorial Decoration. He was a past President of the Framlingham and District branch of the British Legion and a member of Framlingham Town Council.
COMMANDER CHARLES HOWARD HEATON OBE (1894-1900) - He served with the Royal Navy during WW1 and was awarded the OBE in 1919 and the Order of the Nile. He was also a qualified doctor.
MAJOR GEORGE WARNE STEBBINGS TD (1895-1900) - He was a local manager for Royal Insurance who during WW1 and beyond served with 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. It is unclear when he was awarded his Territorial Decoration.
CAPTAIN AMBROSE THOMAS NORMAN ABBAY DSO (1899-1900) - He is the brother of Captain Marmaduke John Norman Abbay (1899-1902). He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 8 March 1920 “For distinguished services in command of HMS Walker – Services in the Baltic 1919.”
MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD HENRY BLAKE OBE (1898-1900) - He served in Royal Army Medical Corp for 40 years, from prior to WW1 through to middle of WW2, rising to the rank of Major General and being awarded the OBE.
MAJOR RICHARD DEAN RUSSELL MC (1897-1901) - During WW1 he served in the Honourable Artillery Company and Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the Military Cross (no further details). During WW2 he was in the Civil Defence and Home Guard. He died in his 101st year and was Father of the Royal Artillery Company.
LT WALTER NOBLE DFC (1897-1901) - Served in the South African War in the Mounted Rifles and in the 1906 Natal Rebellion. During WW1 he served initially in the Essex Regiment before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps where he won the Distinguished Flying Cross on 3 August 1918. After WW1 he published a book, “With a Bristol Fighter Squadron”, in 1920. He is credited with downing 12 planes in total during WW1.
MAJOR-GENERAL ROLAND DEBENHAM INSKIP CB CIE DSO MC (1894-1902)
- son of Rev OD Inskip who was headmaster of the College. Prominent soldier who was awarded DSO and MC during WW1 and was wounded in France. At the outset of WW2 he was appointed Major-General and awarded the CB. Distributed prizes at Speech Day in 1947, President of SOF in 1954 and was Chairman of the College Centenary Appeal Committee. He died in November 1971.
CAPTAIN JOHN ARTHUR LEA MC AND BAR (1900-02) - trained as a Mechanical Engineer with South African Airways in Pretoria. During WW1 he was first awarded the Military Cross on 26 July 1918. After being wounded in France, he was awarded a bar to his Military Cross on 8 March 1919.
LT STANLEY CHARLES WALTON DCM (1898-1902) - During WW1 served in Royal Garrison Artillery and was awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal on 18 July 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking charge of a party and unloading trucks of high explosive ammunition for his battery during a critical period.”
LT CHARLES THOMAS BALLS MC (1899-1902) - During WW1 served in Hampshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross “For distinguished service in the field”.
MAJOR HILARY RALPH HOOD MC (1899-1902) - He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery during WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”.
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE HIRON HITCHCOCK MBE (1902) - He was a banker by profession. During WW1 he served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded MBE in 1918.
CAPTAIN FREDERICK HOWARD BONE MC (1902-03) - During WW1 served in Wiltshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 16 September 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He formed a defensive flank with half of his company and with the remainder reinforced the front line, inflicting severe losses on the enemy and holding them in check for many hours. He subsequently withdrew and although in an exhausted state, helped with the reorganisation of the battalion. He showed untiring and great coolness in the face of overwhelming numbers.”
LT COLONEL RICHARD EDWARD FLOWERDEW CIE (1896-1903) - 9th brother of Lt Gordon Muriel Flowerdew VC (1894-99). Awarded the Companion of Indian Empire (CIE) in 1936 for his work as Inspector General of Prisons in Burma and Bengal, India, before retiring to Kenya.
LT WALLACE STUART OLIVER-JONES MC (1903) - During WW1 served in Bedfordshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 15 October 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a party detailed to proceed beyond the objective and clear dug-outs. Owing to casualties on the way over, he arrived with six men only, but carried out the work and blew up the dug-outs himself, accounting for about 50 of the enemy and taking several prisoners. A magnificent example of the offensive spirit.”
CAPTAIN THOMAS VICTOR SOMERVILLE DSO OBE MC AND BAR (1896-1904)
- after originally training as a surgeon he went on to be decorated in both WW1 and WW2. He was awarded MC and Bar and OBE in WW1 and was awarded DSO in 1941, shortly before he died. We have recently found that he was recommended for a Victoria Cross instead of the DSO in 1941, but this was overruled by General Wavell. Some of his exploits are mentioned in a book.
LTCOLONEL JAMES WAUGH BUTTERS OBE (1889-1904) - During WW1 he served in the Intelligence Corps and was appointed a Captain. He was awarded the OBE in 1918. From 1918 to 1920 he was on the staff of the Military Governor in Cologne and was then seconded to the Foreign Office to work with the Inter Allied Rhineland High Commission until 1929. During WW2 he was appointed a Lt Colonel in the Intelligence Corps (Special Forces). He died in 1964.
CAPTAIN GORDON FRASER MC (1901-04) - During WW1 he was attached to Suffolk Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1918 “For distinguished service in the field.” After the war he became assistant solicitor to the Post Office. His brother Kenneth Mills Fraser (1901-07) was also awarded an MC in WW1.
CAPTAIN CLAUDE ALLERTON DSO (1900-1905) - During WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded the DSO “For conspicuous gallantry in action. After his senior officers had become casualties in the attack, he took command of the battalion and carried on with coolness and judgement under heavy fire, until a senior officer arrived in the evening.” Died in 1931.
LT FRANK G PARKER MM (1902-05) - Served in Canadian Infantry during WW1 and was awarded Military Medal on 23 August 1916 “For bravery in the field”.
CAPTAIN EDWARD KENRICK BRUCE PECK MC (1904-05) - Served in WW1 in Manchester Regiment, Special Reserve and was awarded Military Cross on 1 January 1917 “For distinguished service in the field”.
AIR VICE-MARSHAL HARRY GEORGE SMART CBE OBE DFC AFC (1905-07) - during WW1 he served in the Honorary Artillery Company and then the Royal Flying Corps where I suspect he was awarded the Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was awarded the OBE in 1922. He remained in the RAF and at the start of WW2 was appointed Commander of British Forces in Iraq. During his time he fought to keep Iraq in Allied hands. Sadly he suffered a breakdown in May 1941 and was replaced by another OF Air Marshal Sir John Henry D’Albiac KBE CB DSO (1908-10). He was awarded the CBE in 1941 and ended WW2 as Air Officer Commanding a group in Coastal Command.
CAPTAIN EDWARD SANDWITH JOHNSON MC (1900-07) - Very little detail, but qualified as a doctor in Dublin and served in Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1. Was awarded Military Cross in 1916.
CAPTAIN RAYMOND WILFRED CORDY KEER MBE (01-07) - During WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded the MBE on 3 June 1919 “For services rendered in connection with the War” – a slightly vague reason! After the war he was involved for many years in the Suffolk Horse Society and Suffolk Agricultural Association.
KENNETH MILLS FRASER MC (1901-07) - During WW1 he was attached to 3RD Ghurkha Rifles and was awarded Military Cross on 1 January 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in Egypt.” After the war he was an East Indian merchant. His brother Captain Gordon Fraser (1901-04) was also awarded an MC in WW1.
LT ARTHUR EDWIN STEARN MC (K1905-07) - A farmer who during WW1 served in Suffolk Yeomanry and North Staffordshire Regiments. He was awarded Military Cross on 26 July 1918.
2ND LT ARTHUR REGINALD WADSWORTH MC (1905-07) - Mineral water manufacturer who during WW1 served in Royal Engineers, later Machine Gun Corps. Was awarded the Military Cross on 26 November 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the situation was obsure in the early stages of the attack, he carried out a personal reconnaissance under heavy shell fire. With the information which he gained he was able to appreciate the position and bring direct fire to bear on important targets. Though wounded, he remained at duty with great courage and untiring energy for a further 26 hours, keeping his only remaining 2 guns in action with great effect. His cheerfulness and utter disregard of danger were a splendid example to his men.”
LT GEOFFREY LEWIS TREVOR EATON MC (1907) - During WW1 served with South Staffordshire Regiment. The only reference I can find to his MC is in the SOF Directory and in London Gazette of 28 October 1941 which mention a Lt GLT Eaton (141842) moving to the Pioneer Corps from KRRC.
CAPTAIN GILBERT KINNELL OBE (M1905-07) - He became a Master Mariner. In WW2 he served in the Merchant Navy and was Master of SS Otaio when a U Boat sank her. He was awarded the OBE while Master of SS Rangitata.
LT REGINALD BOWMAN PATTINSON MC (1906-08) - Served in WW1 in London Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 7 November 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. It was largely due to this officer’s personal efforts that a heavy attack on our lines was beaten off. In the subsequent operations he commanded his company with ability, leading his men with great resolution under heavy fire and successfully capturing and consolidating the objective. Throughout the operation he displayed remarkable power of command and fine personal courage.”
MAJOR ERNEST PHILIP DAWSON MC JP (1907-08) - Served in WW1 in Royal Field Artillery, East Anglian Howitzer Brigade. Was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with Military operations in France and Flanders”. He was also wounded during WW1.
AIR COMMODORE PHILIP LIONEL LINCOLN CB DSO MC (G1904-09) - outside of his WW1 and WW2 service he worked for R Passmore and Co, becoming their President and the President of the Building Industry Distributors. During WW1 he was awarded the MC on 25 November 1916 and the DSO on 3 June 1919. He was appointed CB in 1945. He was a judge for 5 seasons with the Ski Club of Great Britain and a Vice President of the SOF. He died in 1981 at the age of 89.
MAJOR GENERAL FREDERICK WHITMORE (ERIC) BURCH CSI CIE MC DL (1903-09) - was awarded MC in 1916 for conspicuous gallantry. During WW2 he served in India and in 1946 successfully organised India's victory celebrations in New Delhi.
MAJOR CHARLES ERIC GILLESPIE NYE MC (G1904-09) - Served in WW1 in Royal Engineers and was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with Military operations in France and Flanders”. He went on to be a Company Director.
CAPTAIN PERCY KYME HOBSON MC (1905-09) - Served in WW1 in Royal Flying Corps and won his Military Cross on 22 June 1918. He was credited with shooting down 7 German planes during WW1. In December 2011 we came across a hand written journal of his describing his fascinating life and this can be read via the link.
LT CECIL JAMES RANDALL MC (1908-09) - Served in WW1 with London Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 7 March 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took in hand the consolidation of an outpost line under very heavy shell fire, gathering together men of other units. He inspired all around him by his gallantry and coolness under fire.” After the war he won many races at Goodwood in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Click his name – he’s 2nd from left.
LT RALP ADDIS MARKHAM MC MM (1903-10) - farmer in Canada. During WW1 served in 20th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Was awarded the Military Medal on 9 December 1916 “For bravery in the field” and on 16 September 1918 was awarded the Military Cross “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While in charge of a patrol he located an enemy post, which was protected by a double belt of wire. In face of heavy bombing, he successfully rushed the post and killed or drove out the garrison. Though severely wounded, he bombed two of the enemy and stayed to see his wounded evacuated. He did splendidly”.
AIR MARSHAL SIR JOHN D'ALBIAC KCVO KBE CB DSO (1908-10) – involved in 1915 in one of the first, if not the first, attack made on a submarine by a British aircraft. Subsequently awarded the DSO for his role in this raid. Died in 1963.
MAJOR GEORGE TURNER MC (1908-10) - Regular Army Officer who during WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment in France & Belgium. He was awarded Military Cross, but no further details available. During WW2 he served in South Staffordshire Regiment.
GROUP CAPTAIN WILLIAM LANCELOT JORDAN DSC AND BAR DFC (1909-11) – during WW1 he flew Sopwith Camels and was first awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on 22 February 1918. He was awarded a Bar less than a month later and a few months after that he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is credited with downing 39 planes in total - 8th highest by a British pilot. He died on 20 August 1925 in a motor accident, aged 28.
MAJOR JOHN HOWELL STRANSOM DCM TD (R1904-11) - During WW1 he served in 5th City of London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) of the TA. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 23 June 1915. In 1933 he saved a life from drowning. In business he was a merchant and manufacturer specialising in ivory and hard woods. He was Hon Treasurer of the SOF from 1937 to 1939 and President in 1945 and 1946.
FREDERICK MIGHELL MM (1907-11 - During WW1 served in Honourable Artillery Company and was awarded the Military Medal on 26 April 1917 “For bravery in the field”.
LT SHIRLEY GEORGE KINGSLEY MC (1910-11) - Served in WW1 in Royal Flying Corps and was awarded Military Cross on 3 March 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was attacked by 3 hostile machines and shot down. To ensure that his machine would be destroyed, he deliberately landed in the sea at great risk to himself, as he had been wounded and only with difficulty swam ashore.”
BRIGADIER BASIL BEDSMORE RACKHAM CBE MC AND BAR (1907-12) – during WW1 he served in the Royal Naval Division of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and was awarded the Military Cross on 26 March 1917. He was awarded a Bar to his Military Cross on 26 July 1918. He was awarded a CBE in 1945 and in 1947 was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Middlesex and then of Greater London.
ARCHIBALD STANLEY HATCHER MM (K12-13) - During WW1 served in Machine Gun Corps (14th Light Armoured Motor Battery) and was awarded Military Medal on 3 July 1919 “For bravery in the field (Mesopotamia)”. After the war he was a farmer in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
LT COLONEL SERVAIS FITZWALTER MARIUS DEL COURT MC AND BAR (S1908-14) – during WW1 he was wounded twice while serving on the Western front from 1915 to 1918 and then in North Russia in 1919. He was first awarded the Military Cross on 18 October 1917 and was awarded a Bar to his MC on 21 January 1920. He died in 1970.
COLONEL CHARLES ROBINSON ROBBINS MC DFC (S1911-14) – after the leaving the College went to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. During WW1 he served in the Royal Artillery and Royal Flying Corps and was first awarded the Military Cross and then the Distinguished Flying Cross. He went on to become a Company Director and President of the Commercial Aviation Association and was also Chairman of the South African Air Force Association. He also appears to have written a book on aerial photography, which fits in with his DFC citation.
LT VICTOR LAURENCE FISHER OBE (1909-14) - Not much known, but appears to have qualified as a doctor, served in WW1 and worked for P&O. At some point was awarded OBE.
CAPTAIN HAROLD MELDRUM MC (1911-14) - During WW1 served in 14th Battalion of Gloucestershire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 27 July 1916 “For conspicuous gallantry. He led a bombing party into the enemy's trenches, captured and brought back a machine-gun after killing the gun crew, and successfully bombed dug-outs. They were heavily shelled when returning."
CAPTAIN THOMAS ALEXANDER JAMES GUYATT MC (M1912-14) - A retired builder’s merchant who during WW1 served in Royal Flying Corps and Royal Army Services Corps. He was awarded the Military Cross on 24 September 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in saving wounded from falling into the hands of the enemy. When out in charge of five lorries to clear wounded, he found the hospital occupied by the enemy, who opened fire with rifles. He managed to pick up a number of badly wounded just outside the hospital and on the road back, under machine gun fire, collected 50 in all. But for his initiative and resources, these men would have been captured.”.
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANK JOHN BRADBEER MC (1913-14) - During WW1 served in royal Tank Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 7 November 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as company reconnaissance officer. He led the tanks until the moment they came into action and rendered invaluable services to his company commander throughout the day.”
GROUP CAPTAIN THOMAS STANLEY HORRY DFC AFC (1912-15) – during WW1 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and is credited with downing 8 planes in total during WW1. He was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1928. During WW2 he served with Bomber Command in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Far East.
LT EDWARD GERALD STEEL MC (1911-15) - During WW1 served in London Regiment (and later Bedfordshire and and Hertfordshire Regiment) and was awarded the Military Cross on 25 November 1916 “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon with great courage and determination to their final objective. Later, he consolidated and maintained his position for four days until relieved. He set a splendid example to his men.”
LT COLONEL EDWARD GUY PULLAN MC (R1912-15) - After attending Sandhurst he served with Worcestershire Regiment in WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”. Also mentioned in dispatches. After WW1 he served in 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. During WW2 he was appointed Lt Colonel and served in France.
COMMANDER CYRIL GEORGE NEEVES OBE (G10-15) - Joined Royal Navy after leaving the College. Served in WW1 and then a series of roles as Secretary to senior ranks. Served similar roles in WW2 ending up from 1944 to 1946 as Assistant Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet. He was awarded OBE on 1 January 1947.
AIR VICE-MARSHAL JOHN ASTLEY GRAY CB CBE DFC GM (11-16) – was instrumental in the defeat in 1920 of an African rebel known as the Mad Mullah in what was Britain's cheapest war! He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during the 1920 campaign and then won the George Medal in World War II. Died in 1987.
GEOFFREY REGINALD BEAUCHAMP MC (1909-16) - After attending Sandhurst he served with 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment and was twice wounded. He was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders”.
BRIGADIER EDWARD REED BYAS MC (1913-16) - During WW1 served in 1ST Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 2 December 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry while leading his platoon in an attack, when he reached his objective and pushing on, consolidated a position on the far side of a village. When daylight came, it was discovered that his platoon was surrounded, but in spite of heavy machine gun fire, he maintained the position. Later, while leading a patrol which suffered severe casualties, he displayed great courage in carrying the wounded to a place of safety.”
LT COLONEL TRANT PERCY CLARKE OBE (1913-16) - Served in WW1 in 50th Scinde Rifles and 51st Sikhs. Was awarded OBE. Nothing further known.
LT COLONEL JOHN MANBY OBE (1913-1918) - Joined Indian Army on leaving the College and served in Afghanistan and Waziristan campaigns. Retired from Army in 1925, but recalled in 1939 when he commanded the exhibition train illustrating the war effort of the Indian Services. The exhibition toured India and was visited by 8m people. He was awarded the OBE in 1945.
LT COLONEL ARCHIBALD GRAHAME JOHNSON MBE (R14-18) - Spent his career in Regular Army in the Intelligence Division. Awarded MBE. No other details.
COLONEL NORMAN ROBERT SALEW OBE (G17-20) - Good sportsman at the College who afterwards played Hockey for Sandhurst, Berkshire, Hampshire, the Army, Combined Services and Wales. During WW2 he served in 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment and was awarded an OBE in 1945, when he was Deputy Director, Army Welfare Service. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex and Vice President of the Essex Hockey Association.
FREDERICK GEORGE SEGGONS MBE (K17-21) - Was a farmer who during WW2 served in 8th Battalion of Suffolk Home Guard. He was awarded MBE on 15 December 1944 “In recognition of meritorious service in the Home Guard.”
COLONEL SHOLTO MURDOCH GRANT OBE (S18-21) - After attending Sandhurst he joined the Indian Army and during WW2 was in the Rajputana Rifles, when he was awarded the OBE.
MAJOR THOMAS JAMES JACKSON LIELL MC TD (1920-27) - Company director (dyer and cleaner). During WW2 served in 85th Mountain Regiment of the Royal Artillery and was awarded the Military Cross on 28 June 1945 during the Italian campaign.
LT COLONEL LEONARD WALTER ANDREWS CHAPPELL MC (R23-27) - Lloyds Underwriter. During WW2 served in Essex Regiment and was awarded Military Cross. Died in 1996.
LT COLONEL ALAN CHARLES NEWSON DSO DSC (S20-28) - during WW2 served in Naval Air Arm and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross on 15 September 1942 “For bravery and devotion to duty in air operations in the Western Desert.” This was followed on 6 July 1943 with the Distinguished Service Order “For bravery in skilful and determined attacks on enemy shipping in the Mediterranean, made from light coastal craft and from the air.” Past President of SOF.
MAJOR RALPH BRUCE RICKS MC (22-28) - Served in Royal Fusiliers (City of London regiment) during WW2 and was awarded Military Cross on 13 January 1944 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.”
SQUADRON LEADER WILLIAM VALE DFC AND BAR AFC (1923-30)- like his contemporary Pickard below, he was one of the best-known RAF officers of WW2. As well as being awarded the AFC plus DFC and bar he was also the 2nd highest “victories” air ace in WW2.
WING COMMANDER ROBERT DUNLOP IRWIN SCOTT MBE (S24-30) - Served in RAF during WW2 and in total for 20 years. Was a Chartered Accountant by profession. He served for 20 years on the civilian committee of 124 (Hereford City) Squadron Air Training Corps. In 1990 he was awarded the Air Officer Commanding’s Certificate for his fund raising work for the Corps and was awarded the MBE. He died in 1991.
SARGEANT PETER RICHARD HARVEY BEM (G25-30) - During WW2 he served in the REME and was wounded in France. He was awarded the BEM on 8 June 1944.
LT COLONEL KENNETH CHIVINGTON MENNEER TD (G26-30) - Solicitor. During WW2 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded Territorial Decoration.
COMMANDER STANLEY KEANE DSC (R28-30) - Initially joined the RAF and then prior to WW2 transferred to the Royal Navy (air Arm). During WW2 he served on many ships including HMS Ark Royal and was awarded the DSC while serving on HMS Furious. However his most noteworthy operation must be in connection with the sinking of the Bismarck on 27 May 1941.
COLONEL GEOFFREY LOUIS COLLARD OBE ERD (S29-30) - Served in WW2 in Royal Engineers and was awarded the OBE. Also a Past President of the Association of Lightermen and Barge Owners (1961-62). He was Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames and a Freeman of the City of London.
AIR VICE-MARSHAL AUBREY SIDNEY-WILMOT CB OBE (G24-32)- prior to WW2 he qualified as a solicitor. In 1940 he was commissioned into the Administration Branch of the RAF, where he eventually became Director of Legal Services (RAF) from 1970-1979. He was awarded OBE in 1948 and CB in January 1977.
GROUP CAPTAIN PERCY CHARLES “PICK” PICKARD DSO** DFC (G26-32)
- one of the best-known RAF officers of WW2 and was the first RAF officer to be awarded the DSO three times in one war. He died in 1944 on a daring raid on Amiens Prison. The link now provides access to the amazing “in case of death” letter he wrote, with kind permission of his nephew. Also photos of the presentation of the painting of the raid to the College by Patrick Taylor (K43-46) on 70th anniversary of the raid on Amiens Jail and other anniversary items. This now includes information from his flying log books researched by Bill Collard and James Ruddock Broyd and picture of some crash site relics donated by Bill to the College.
FLIGHT LT LESLIE “BILL” JAMES EDWARD GOLDFINCH (26-32)
- his death in 2007 has revealed him as being involved in a remarkable wartime adventure. He was imprisoned in Colditz during WW2 and towards the end of his captivity, a few of the prisoners constructed a glider in the roof. The designer of the glider and instigator of this audacious scheme was “Bill” Goldfinch.
MAJOR GEORGE WHITAKER MC MBE (R28-32)- during WW2 served in 4th Baluch Regiment in the Battle of the Cauldron in North Africa and was awarded the Military Cross on 6 June 1942. He was taken a prisoner-of-war, but escaped in September 1943. Once he had recovered, he was posted to India in June 1944 and spent the rest of the war as an instructor in the jungle training division. After WW2 he returned to the tea business in India and was appointed MBE in 1969 “for services to the British community in Calcutta”. He died at the age of 79.
COMMANDER “JAKE” DEREK GEORGE HARBOE WRIGHT DSC AND TWO BARS (29-32)- - during WW2 served in the Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve. Was first awarded DSC on 29 September 1942 while serving in Motor Torpedo Boats. Awarded Bar to DSC on 1 January 1944 and awarded a 2nd Bar to his DSC on 19 September 1944.
MAJOR EGERTON MARTIN KIDNER MC (R30-32) - A farmer by profession, he served in the Nigeria Regiment during WW2 and was awarded the Military Cross. He also specialised in painting animals in their natural environment.
COMMANDER PETER EDWARD NEWSTEAD OBE DSC (K28-33) - spent 26 years in Royal Navy and 20 years with the Sea Cadet Corps. During WW2 served on submarines. Was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross “For outstanding courage, skill and undaunted devotion to duty in successful patrols in command of HM Submarine Trident.”. He was later awarded the OBE.
MAJOR KENNETH GEORGE MAYHEW RMWO (R29-34) - during a distinguished career in WW2, he played an important part from D Day through to the liberation of Holland. In 2011 he was finally awarded Holland’s highest Military Decoration, the Royal Order of Knights of the Military Order of William. In 2014 he was their oldest knight of the order. At the beginning of 2016 he was also awarded France's highest award, the Legion d’Honneur as a Normandy veteran and on 18 January 2017 he celebrated his centenary in style with family, Dutch and OF events. Ken died on 13 May 2021 at the age of 104 making him the oldest ever OF that we are aware of. Read Richard Sayer's obituary and see those published in the Telegraph and Times.
WING COMMANDER FRED WACE SNELL DFC AND BAR (31-33)- joined the RAF in April 1936. During WW2 he served in 88 Squadron and was first awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 16 July 1940. He was awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross on 23 October 1945.
LT FERGUS LEE DEMPSTER OBE DSC (29-34)- had a long and distinguished career during WW2 and afterwards in secret intelligence. It wasn’t until over a conversation at the 1995 AGM that he finally whispered, at the age of 80, that “I was a spy”! He was awarded the DSC for operations during early 1944 in preparation for the D Day landings. He was awarded an OBE in 1957.
SQUADRON LEADER CHARLES DAVID RASH DFC AND BAR (1932-35)- during WW2 he served in 115 Squadron of the RAF and was first awarded the DFC on 7 March 1941. He was awarded a Bar to his DFC on 13 October 1944.
MAJOR PETER ARTHUR SIDNEY WHITELEY MC (K33-37) - Civil Servant. During WW2 served in Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached to Kings African Rifles. Was awarded the Military Cross on 19 April 1945 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma”..
WING COMMANDER GEORGE “PETER” BRETT BAILEY (K34-38)
- during WW2 he was in Bomber Command for a while and then on D Day was a glider tug pilot and towed Bryan Hebblethwaite (34-39) on D Night. He towed him again over Arnhem where sadly Bryan was killed. After WW2 he was as a pilot involved in the Berlin Airlift and flew 250 times to Berlin and back. Afterwards he was involved here and in Australia with the VIP flight. He has lived in Australia since 1986. In 2014 his biography was documented in a book by Jenifer Simpson OAM and you can read that in full here. A few days after celebrating his 90th birthday he died and you can read the obituary in the Daily Telegraph.
FLYING OFFICER KENNETH LIONEL TRENT DFC AND BAR (1935-38)
- During WW2 he served in the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve, 625 Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 19 December 1944 and subsequently a bar.
PILOT OFFICER GUY DESMOND JOHN KING DFC (34-38) - During WW2 served in Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve and on the night of 13 June 1943 was piloting Avro Lancaster ED916 of 103 Squadron on a raid on Bochum, Germany. They were attacked by a German night fighter piloted by Oblt Werner Rapp flying out of Twente airfield whilst they were returning from the raid. The attack killed 2 of the crew and set the port engines on fire. Guy King was last to leave the stricken Lancaster that was engulfed in flames and exploded shortly afterwards. Separated from the rest of the crew, he attempted to evade capture but finally gave himself up to a Dutch family who sadly handed him over to the German Police . He was finally sent to Sagan prisoner of war camp and worked on the Great Escape tunnel but at the last minute was not selected to be part of the escape team. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 13 July 1943 “For gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations”. He went on to have a full career in the RAF. [My thanks to Mike Berrie for providing additional information]
AIR VICE-MARSHAL PETER KING CB OBE FRCSE (S36-39)
- rose to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal in the RAF Medical Branch, specialising in Otorhinolaryngology. In 1964 he was appointed OBE and in 1987 was created a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) and Commander of the Order of St John. From 1979 to 1987 he was an Honorary Surgeon to HM the Queen. Is recognised as the co-descriptor of the “King-Kopetzky Syndrome”. Also past Vice-President of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf. Also taught Simon Dougherty (G60-67) - see below.
GENERAL SIR PATRICK HOWARD-DOBSON GCB (R33-40)
- Sportsman, Soldier, Chorister and endless Volunteer. He was the brother of SQUADRON LEADER MICHAEL FRANCIS HILARY DOBSON AFC (R34-42)
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DEREK COLIN FOWLER DFM (G35-40)
- during WW2 served in 38 Squadron of the RAF. On 1 January 1943 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and his citation describes in detail a raid on a ships convoy. He subsequently went on to be personal pilot to Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos. He died in 2008. His widow Yela "Peter" Fowler bequeathed $1m to the Society to honour and preserve his name and the Society gave £500,000 to the College to enable various projects to be set up in the Fowler name, including the Fowler Pavilion which was opened in 2017. This has on display many of his artifacts.
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DEREK COLIN FOWLER DFM (G35-40) - During WW2 served in 38 Squadron of the RAF. On 1 January 1943 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and his citation describes in detail a raid on a ships convoy. He subsequently went on to be personal pilot to Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos.
SQUADRON LEADER HAROLD RICHARD PAUL PERTWEE DFC (37-40) - During WW2 was in the RAF and while serving in 602 Squadron was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 11 May 1945 “This Officer has displayed the greatest keenness for air operations and his example of determination and devotion to duty has been commendable. He has taken part in very many sorties during which he has been responsible for the destruction of a good number of enemy mechanical vehicles. He has also destroyed one and damaged several more enemy aircraft.”
SERGEANT RONALD BRIDGER MM (G38-40) - During WW2 served in Royal Marines, 41 Commando, but while a rifleman in the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own) he was awarded the Military Medal on 9 September 1942 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942.”
BRIGADIER GERALD GEORGE CARTER MBE OSS (S41-44) - he was the third Carter brother to attend Framlingham and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers. After various periods on the Gold Coast in Africa he was posted to Singapore and was engaged in active service in Borneo during the confrontation with Indonesia. He was awarded the MBE and made an Officer of the Star of Sarawak, a rare distinction for a British officer and only the fourth British recipient.
SQUADRON LEADER MICHAEL FRANCIS HILARY DOBSON AFC (R34-42)
- he served in the RAF for 31 year and was awarded the Air Force Cross for his exceptional assessments as a pilot and instructor on jet aircraft. On 15 July 1953, he took part in the Queen’s Coronation Review, flying a Vampire. His total flying hours on retirement were 3,900.45. He died on 28 July 2013 and was the brother of GENERAL SIR PATRICK HOWARD-DOBSON GCB (R33-40)
JOHN STENTON HOYLAND DFM (S38-42) - He was a wholesale grocer and provision merchant in Ipswich. During WW2 he joined the RAF and served in 578 Squadron of Bomber Command. He was awarded the DFM while serving with 51 Squadron, on 17 November 1944 “In recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.” After the war he became a representative of Caterers Buying Association.
COMMANDER RICHARD JOHN PERCY WITHYCOMBE PERRYMAN AM (R45-47)
- the son of a successful racehorse trainer, he joined the Royal Navy in 1947. He transferred to the Royal Australian Nay (RAN) in 1969/70 where he went on to have a successful career. He ended up Commander of HMAS HARMAN, the RAN’s major Communications Station and Administrative base for the Canberra region. During that time he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Military Communications.
CAPTAIN RICHARD JAMES HUSK CBE (R47-51) - he joined the Royal Nay from school as a Sailor. Submarine specialist. Five Commands. Retired as Captain. Awarded CBE in 1983 for control of submarine operations when Chief of Staff Submarines.
MAJOR JOHN DIXIE CHURCHILL MC (S44-51) - After Sandhurst, joined the Royal Anglian Regiment and saw service in Muscat and Oman. Was awarded the Military Cross in 1959.
LT COL ROBERT LYNN STEVENS OBE (S51-55) - late of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding), he was awarded an MBE in June 1972 for his role in withdrawing British troops from Malta on the orders of Mintoff. In June 1987 we was awarded an OBE for his work on the development of a computer based system to interconnect Army vehicles. He died in Hampshire on 28 May 2015.
WING COMMANDER MICHAEL KENNETH ALLPORT MBE (R54-62) - he was awarded the MBE for diplomatic services in the UAE whilst serving as a Staff Officer 1985 - 1988. He was subsequently Air Attache there 1995 - 1999 prior to retirement from active service; then continued (in the same rank) as a Retired Officer as the International Training Officer at the RAF College, Cranwell until 2013 when he retired and emigrated to Australia.
WING COMMANDER JULIAN STAPLETON MBE (G58-63)
- 24-year career in the RAF. Initially specialised in Explosives, Fuels Management and Air Movements, seeing service all over the world. He was appointed MBE in 1981 for his work as the Unit Commander and on-site Project Leader for the reactivation of the flying training station at RAF Church Fenton in North Yorkshire.
RICHARD DEREK LLOYD VAUGHAN-GRIFFITH MC (K60-64)
- most recent OF to be awarded the Military Cross, while serving in Aden. Went on to run and own a successful international Risk Management consultantcy. He died of cancer on 4 January 2012 aged 66.
AIR VICE-MARSHAL SIMON ROBERT CHARLES DOUGHERTY MBE MSc MBBS FFOM FRCP DAvMed DObstRCOG FCMI FRAeS RAF Retd (G60-67)
- appointed an Air Vice Marshal at the time of becoming the Director-General of Medical Services (Royal Air Force) in September 2004. In retirement, he is Honorary Air Commodore, a Governor of The Royal Star and Garter Homes, a Governor of Framlingham College, and a member of the Court of Governors of The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is also a Trustee of a number of organisations and a Freeman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators and a Freeman of the City of London. He was President of the Society of Old Framlinghamians in 2011-13 and re-elected again in 2019.
CHARLES CARTER OBE (R61-69) - at Sandhurst he had the distinction of being awarded the Queen’s Medal for passing out highest in the Order of Merit. He was part of the Army’s operational and planning group for the recapture of the Falkland Islands in 1982. He was appointed as an OBE for his work with the United Nations in Cyprus where he commanded the British Sector of the Green Line, helping to lower the tensions between the Greeks and Turks.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL PHILIP DAVID JONES CB CBE DL (B72-74) - after attending Brandeston he had a very distinguished army career and after serving for 36 years, he departed as a Lieutenant General. He was awarded an MBE followed by a CBE in March 2012 and CB in June 2015 for his service. He was appointed as Chairman of Trustees of The ABF The Soldiers Charity in November 2016 and is Chair of Trustees for the Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity. In February 2018 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Suffolk.
CHARLES DAVID BLACKMORE (K65-75)- soldier, followed in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, author, banker and security adviser.
LT COL NICHOLAS FRANCIS INNELL (S67-75)
- after four years in the Gordon Highlanders, he spent 16 years in the Intelligence Corps. Amongst other duties he was involved in a UN weapons inspection in Iraq and was in command of a Military Intelligence Battalion during the run-up to, and subsequent occupation of, Kosovo. He then joined the UN War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, as Head of Security, which covered the arrival and subsequent death of Slobodan Milosevic.
BRIGADIER MILES WADE CBE (S66-76) - late of the King’s Royal Hussars, he was awarded the MBE following a tour in North Belfast in 1994 and a CBE for services to the Army in 2006. Took command of 145 (South) Brigade in January 2007. In 2021 he is secretary of the Royal Automobile Club.
COMMODORE ROBERT JAMES ASHLEY BELLFIELD CBE (K81-83) - in August 2017 he took command of the Devonport Flotilla. He is Chairman of the GBR 420 class youth dinghy association, dedicated to producing future Olympic medallists, and a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Dinghy Race Coach. He is also a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Leathersellers, a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Shipwrights and a Freeman of the City of London. From 30 April 2020 to 19 November 2020, he was commander of CTF Sentinel. In Queen’s birthday honours in 2021 he was made a CBE for his work as Commander of the Devonport Flotilla and then as Commander of the Coalition Task Force Sentinel in the Gulf.
LIEUTENANT COLONEL PHILLIP CHARLES MOXEY MBE (R91-95) - he was awarded the MBE on 31 December 2015 for his Army service. On 8 August 2018 he was Commanding Officer of the United Kingdom Guard of Honour provided by the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment, at the service in Amiens Cathedral to mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens.