King Edward VII School Magazine

Vol. XI.
March, 1944.
No. 5.




BY the time you receive this magazine, most of you will be sighing with relief at having survived yet another round of examinations and reflecting exultantly that four months must pass before you again undergo that most severe and exacting ordeal. In fact, it would hardly be untrue to say that examinations form the most important feature of the academic life of a school. How often, for example, have secretaries of school societies been met with the reply, " Oh, I can't come to-night, I've got an exam. in a fortnight's time," when seeking to gain more recruits for out-of-school activities ? And this emphasis on examinations prevails throughout one's whole career ; in the Fifth Form one's very existence depends on gaining a School Certificate ; two years later it is the Higher Certificate which dominates all one's activities at school and then, if one belongs to the happy few, it becomes a matter of life and death to gain a University Scholarship.

Now it seems to me that this undue emphasis on examination results, and I am speaking for the moment rather of external public examinations than of ordinary internal school examinations, is one of the main features of our present educational system which need revision. That one's whole career should be radically affected simply by the number of marks gained in one particular examination, as is still possible under our present system, seems to represent an emphasis out of all proportion to the importance of the examination. I am not denying that examinations provide a stimulus to work by giving one something definite to aim at, nor am I advocating the abolition of all examina­tions, though I know that such a measure would be warmly received in many quarters. What I do say is that examina­tions should not be made such a dominant feature of school life as they are at present.

No one would claim that examinations are satisfactory in themselves ; there are always too many opportunities for " cramming " which defeats the whole purpose of examinations, that is, to test knowledge ; but they still retain their value as providing incentives to work and as such are a necessary evil which we shall have to retain. Instead, however, of making the examination the all-important test of ability, we should regard the normal day-to-day work as of equal, if not greater importance. For surely a more accurate idea of a boy's competence and industry can be gained from a study of his normal performance in his everyday work, in con­junction with his performance in a number of tests done under examination con­ditions, than from a decision based merely on examination results. And such a course would put examinations in their proper perspective, as a reinforcement of ordinary work, and not as the be-all and end-all of one's academic existence.

G. R.


The following extracts are from letters of Staff-Sergt. E. O. SKINNER (K.E.S. 1924-30), describing a leave holiday in the Himalayas, March-April, 1943.


WE arrived in Darjeeling on March 20th, and on the 23rd, after visiting the Town Hall, the Borough Engineer, the District Commis­sioner, the Forestry Officer, and other important people, we were able to obtain the all-important passes without which we could do nothing.

From the very start our luck was in, because we made contact with a Mr. Kidd, who was not only a member of the select Alpine Club, but was also a member of one of the Everest expeditions. He lent us some of his own kit, and went round the native bazaar with us helping to buy food, etc., and even selected our coolies for us. Without his help we should never have done the trip in such comfort.

We spent two days buying food and our last purchase was 20 pounds of bread. Having now collected our passes and food, we started on the labour problem. With the help of Mr. Kidd we hired a cook Sardar, that is a man who is a cook and also a guide ; he is the boss and receives three times as much pay as a coolie ; after him we hired four coolies to carry the kit, which weighed 260 lbs. We started out on the 26th in a real good rainstorm. The first day took us eleven miles on a fair road to Sukiapokhn, a hill market town, and as we arrived on market day we saw many colourful people all in their Sunday best. On one stall a wonderfully attired hillman was selling foot-lengths of railway line, and doing quite a good trade. The hill people beat out very fine short swords out of this steel. Our coolies were buying stores here for themselves, so Doug. and I wandered round looking all ways at once and using the cine camera. After spending an hour here we went another two miles to Joipokhn where we found our Dak bungalow (travellers' house) and here we spent our first night.

We had to obtain passes to these bunga­lows before we were allowed to go on the trip, and they cost us six shillings per night per person, plus two shillings for firewood and the usual tips. For this cost we had use of a good bedroom, good beds, hot water, two roaring log fires, a dining room with crockery and cutlery, and kitchen, etc., in fact a complete house. The whole place was in charge of a Chocidar (janitor). Within ten minutes of arriving our Sardar had tea and biscuits ready and we had a small meal about 4.30. At eight o'clock the Sardar served dinner, which consisted of tea and good green salad, tomato soup, meat, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and fruit salad

We were awakened next morning at seven o'clock, and had tea in bed, a shave in hot water, and breakfast of bacon and eggs and porridge, toast, and marmalade. We consult our guide-book and see that we have to go today twelve miles to Tonglu, another Dak house at 10,074 feet elevation. We note that a mile from where we are we shall arrive at the village of Manaybhanjan, and this is the last place where we can buy food ; after this village we have a hundred miles to walk, and no chance of buying anything ; also we shall follow from there the Nepal frontier road. Do we feel thrilled ? You bet we do.


The frontier road is not more than three feet wide and is made of rough uncut stone banged down in any old way. The small horses which they use as pack horses are as nimble as goats, and they have to be to get along roads like this. We look up into the sky and see our little road vanish into the mist and we know that to reach Tonglu, our next stop, we must climb 4,000 feet. Do we feel a bit nervous ? Yes.

The weather got worse and worse and at 9,000 feet we ran into a blizzard. This rapidly got more unpleasant, until at last we took refuge in a tiny native house, and at once became the centre of interest to the inhabitants. My watch caused a great deal of interest, and Doug's camera was regarded very doubtfully. After two hours the snow had stopped so we con­tinued on our way walking at least six inches deep in snow. Soon after 5 p.m. we reached Tonglu Dak house at an elevation of 10,074 feet.

At 6.30 next morning I got out of bed, looked out of the window, and boy! what a sight ! It was a perfect day, sunny, as clear as crystal, everything covered in eleven inches of snow ; and standing out in a perfectly blue sky was Kinchinjunga, looking so near you felt you could lean out and touch it. By 8 a.m. we were off again, this time a distance of fourteen miles to Sandacphu at a height of 11,900 feet. We began to drop steadily and by 11 a.m. found ourselves in a tropical forest. This was the Kalpokhni forest, about which the guide­book says : " The traveller must remem­ber that this forest abounds in big snakes, hill bears and apes, also it is the home of Aconite, a bloom whose smell is highly poisonous, and great caution must be exercised." However, apart from a thrill nothing unusual took place and we put our backs into climbing another 4,000 feet. At long last we arrived at our destination and, as usual, found tea wait­ing for us.

Up to now this was our highest stop, being 11,929 feet, almost as high as the famous Matterhorn. We had already experienced the shortness of breath due to altitude, but up here some more queer things took place. Firstly, we kept laughing for no reason at all ; we would laugh for about ten minutes and then suddenly stop : very queer. Another thing, water boils much quicker, and when we wanted some hard-boiled eggs we left them in the boiling water for a quarter of an hour, and at the end of that time they were still soft. We were roused next morning at 6 a.m., with the words " Tea, Mount Everest, and Kinchin­junga," so after a hasty drink we dashed out of the house and saw a truly terrific sight. Just in front of us (it was fifteen miles but looked only three) we saw the second highest mountain in the world, and to the left extending for about forty miles was solid precipice of ice mountains, all of them 20,000 feet in height, and standing perfectly plain against the sky stood Mt. Makalu, 28,000 feet, and Mt. Everest, 29,000 feet.

Breakfast this morning was a rather quick one, because we wanted to 'get moving and get to Phalut, our ultimate destination, as soon as possible. This meant a twelve mile walk ending at an elevation of 11,800 feet, a 100 foot drop. This was a very weird trip indeed, and, I think, the most interesting day of the trip. For the whole twelve miles we walked through a huge forest, the trees of which took 120 years to grow to maturity. Of all these thousands of giant trees not one was alive ; all were dead, eight in every ten lay on the ground, and all were badly burnt. It was weird in the extreme, and one had to talk in a whisper because of the echo. A normal voice would echo for well over a minute, and it was rather unpleasant. We could see the truth of the name Phalut, which means " denuded peak." All over were desolate trees and stunted bushes, no sound, just a deathly quiet which almost hurt.


At last we left Phalut and started on our way to Raman, a distance of ten miles and a height of 8,000 feet. The whole way was through dense bamboo forest, these growing so quickly that the hill men have continually to cut the path clear, and the short heavy sword of our Sardar did good work here. We had a good bit of trouble from savage dogs here, because for the first time on the trip we kept meeting a few people, and each group had a large dog ; which dog did not like the looks of white Sahibs ; in two cases it took two men to hold their dogs down until we were well past.

At Rimbick (which was reached about two o'clock on the following day) our No. 1 coolie came along and started to talk to us as follows. First he saluted and we salaamed each other ; then he talked to us in Nepali for five minutes. This got us nowhere, so he started making motions like banging a drum and kept saying' " gompa." This left us cold, until it occurred to me that " gompa " was Tibetan for monastery. As he obviously wanted us to follow him, we picked up the camera equipment and kept him in sight. After we had been walking for an hour we began to feel fed up, and when we turned a corner and saw a decrepit and dirty little monastery we felt more fed up.

However, having got so far, we went in, and did we get a shock ? It was a pucca Tibetan Gompa, and was full of wonderful coloured idols, devil masks, sacred trum­pets, and brilliantly coloured paintings. The chief Lama took us upstairs and by motion asked us to sit down ; then he sat down, placed candles under his idols, and started to bang a drum and clash a pair of two-foot cymbals. The row was awful in the small room, the smell of the candles and incense was overpowering, and then he seemed to go into a trance and started moaning and screaming. This went on for ten minutes or so, and at last he finished and was quite exhausted. Next he took us into a small room which had in it a sacred prayer wheel about twenty-four feet high. When our coolie saw this he fell flat out on the floor, crawled along on his face and banged his head on the floor, got up, went round and round the prayer wheel four or five times, fell on the floor again, and crawled out backwards. When we had recovered from this we asked, by signs, if we could photograph the place. He would not let us do so ; but Doug. had a bright idea ; I had a photo-electric exposure meter on me, and if you moved your hand in front of and three feet away from the meter, the meter needle moved about. Doug demon­strated this to the Lama and he was amazed ; he seemed to think it was our god. After this he let us photograph everything, so we went back home feeling very happy indeed, had dinner, and so to bed.


AN interesting excursus into the countryside of the south of England led the visiting preacher, Canon Harrison, Archdeacon of Sheffield, to the main theme of his sermon : a description of the ancient road to Avebury, the Pilgrim Way, and the spiritual lesson which the Christian can learn from it.

He pointed out that this road is not visible all the way ; at one point farm­land has encroached upon the road, so that the traveller to Avebury, on arriving at the break in the road, finds that he has to climb to the tops of a neighbouring hill to see the way continuing in the distance. Canon Harrison compared this situation with that of Christianity in modern times we had reached the crossroads of Western Civilisation, and if, in the midst of the present-day troubles of the world, we would see our way clear, we must climb the Hill of Faith and look to where the Way of Life winds on to the Holy City.

F. F.


The following have been appointed this term : M. J. Farrell, F. Fenton, D. H. Kay, S. Lane, D. R. Robinson.


The following awards have recently been made : G. Rhodes, Domus Exhibition for Classics at Balliol College, Oxford ; F. Fenton, Demyships in Classics at Magdalen College, Oxford ; P. R. Perry, Exhibition for Classics at Pembroke College, Oxford ; J. G. Burgan, Open Scholarship for Natural Sciences at Lincoln College, Oxford ; M. J. Farrell, Open Scholarship for Mathe­matics at New College, Oxford. D. E. Cantrell has been awarded Diploma of Associateship of the Royal College of Organists and tied with two other candi­dates for the Sawyer Prize awarded for the highest marks in the practical exathemination.


AT the end of this term the School Flight will lose five excellent N.C.O.'s ; F/Sgt. Stringer, Sgt. Whatlin, and Cpls. Hirst, Major and Rhodes. Four of these will be entering a University in April to commence a Short Course leading to a commission. The total number of nominations for these Courses received by members of the School Flight is now 16.

The chief event this term for the School Flight has been the winning by No. 364 Squadron of the Sheffield Telegraph and Star Cup awarded annually for the most efficient squadron in the Sheffield Wing of the A.T.C. The School Flight contri­buted largely to the recent success of the Squadron. Our record during the past year for attendances on parade, Proficiency Certificates gained, etc., is a good one. The School Flight put up a very good show at the Ceremonial Parade and Inspection held at Norton R.A.F. Station on Sunday morning, February 13th, when the three finalist squadrons were judged for their smartness and bearing on parade by Squadron Leader G. Morris, Com­manding Officer of A.C.R.S.

In the recent Proficiency Examinations nine candidates qualified as First Class Cadets ; the results of the examination for the Phase II Certificate are not yet to hand.

No. 364 Squadron came out first in the preliminary round of the competition for the Yorkshire County Aircraft Recog­nition Trophy held in Sheffield on Saturday, March 4th; we wish the team the best of luck when they go to Leeds for the final round.

Several Sunday expeditions have been arranged during the past three months so that nearly every member of the flight has now had an opportunity to visit an R.A.F. Station.

The following promotions were made at half-term :­

Cpl. A. L. Chappell to be A/Sgt.
Leading Cadet D. H. Kay to be A/Cpl.
Leading Cadet K. Middleton to be A/Cpl.
1st Class Cadet G. I. Baldwin to be A/Cpl.
1st Class Cadet D. R. Robinson to be A/Cpl.



An Old English Ballad in one stanza.

DURING excavations on a site in the region of a place which was appar­ently called " Shefeld," in that part of the World State formerly known as England, the following document was unearthed. The author is unknown, but according to the most eminent authorities this is one of the finest specimens of Old English writing of roughly the middle of the 20th Century after Christ (to use the method of dating in vogue at that time), and is thus about five hundred years old. Some hold the view that this is merely a schoolboy's attempt to write verse in Latin (a language otherwise unknown except by name and in any case probably a dialect of French) ; this view is of course too contemptible to be considered seriously.

O tellus, Iuno, ver is theca?
Fortasse haec sin neu plus fors
An venter longe tu des ago
Nautis re ningit is ardor anni
Has nota cloaca aeno noti.
I metus veni vas redde tego
An sed " Aegroto vere aeno
Torres vel : sol et mi conchas oro
In haec ingeres verae ama alo."
I sed it an vento tu des ago
An navi conclude iis forte bello.
Sol et usto siccum iustas via­
O tellus, Iuno, ver is theca?

Professor I. C. Isaeus, Professor of Nugatology in the University of Mutchadoo (whose translation of the above passage we append for the benefit of those who have never studied Old English) says in his commentary on this piece, " This, one of the few surviving and authentic pieces of Old English prose, is a little masterpiece ; note especially the telling effect of the double-for in line 2, the magnificent clima(c)tic power of line 4 (re ningit is ardor), and the superb pathos of line 5, whose effect is indescribable. Then, abruptly and with a master-stroke of genius, the author takes us back three days (i metus) and the full tragedy is revealed to us in those over­powering lines Aegroto vere aeno Torres vel : sol et mi conchas oro. Everyone of us, I think, must have experienced the feeling which is so powerfully reflected in those lines, and the author has expressed that feeling with a simplicity and a depth of understanding which are truly ethereal. And then who can fail to be moved by that supreme last line, which is also the first line? When first we read those words Ver is theca, their significance is not obvious to us, and it is only when we reach the last line that a full realisation of their dramatic intensity suddenly comes upon us and gives a fitting end to a most inspired piece of writing."

As to the actual text, Professor Isaeus says : " Plus fors in line 2 refers to a peculiar kind of garment much favoured by men at that time, apparently owing to a shortage of cloth which took place about that period. Ama lo in line 9 is clearly an abbreviated form of am alone and is not, as some suppose, merely put in to make a rhyme. Forte bello (line 11), caused me much difficulty, but I take it to refer to the method of measuring temperature in use at that time, forte bello being a kind of stock idiom meaning `dead and frozen hard '-a very pathetic touch."

Here then is the translation :­

G. R.


THE series of Lunch Hour Concerts, started in the Autumn Term, has been continued this term with the same encouraging support. Three concerts were given during January and February and the performers included a distin­guished visitor, Prof. F. H. Shera of Sheffield University, and D. E. Cantrell, fresh from his triumphs at the Royal College of Organists. We had hoped to have heard the whole of Cantrell's A.R.C.O. programme but the limitations of the organ compelled him to omit the more exacting pieces. This first series of concerts will be continued next term.


FRIDAY, 28TH JANUARY. Assembly Hall.

Pianoforte Duets
Sheep may safely graze "                 Bach
" Pastorale "                                 Handel

Clarinet and Piano
"Gavotte "                                 Smith
" Phantastestucke "                Schumann
Clarinet : A. P. GRAHAM.
Piano : R. A. BOWMAN & A. G. CAMPBELL.

FRIDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY. Congregational Chapel, Newbould Lane.

Organ works
"Toccata in D minor " Bach
"Cantilena"                            Rheinberger
" Choral Prelude "               C. H. Parry
" March " Costa

Clarinet and Organ
" Adagio from Concerto "               Mozart
Organ : D. E. CANTRELL, A.R.C.O.
Clarinet : A. P. GRAHAM.

FRIDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY. Assembly Hall.

Violin and Pianoforte
" Sonata in A" (K. 305)                  Mozart
" Andaluza"                Granados
"Pizzicato " (Sylvia)                         Delibes
" Czardas "                               Monti
Pianoforte: Prof. F. H. SHERA.
violin: O. H. SIMMS.


December, 1943.

" The shout's the thing
Wherein to pull their legs like anything."

PLUS ca change, and all that. But what would you ? After all, this distinctive-or is it unique ?-enter­tainment, happily revived, serves a salu­tary, indeed a high ethical purpose. It provides scope for some of our angelic innocents to wreak psychological venge­ance on that fiendish crew of eccentric taskmasters by exposing their foibles and mannerisms to a delighted audience of fellow-innocents who make a real Roman holiday of it.

In last term's show, the impersonations were, on the whole, brilliantly conceived. In " Desert Island Discord " and " The Brains Trust " there was a wide range of fun, from boisterous burlesque to subtle satire ; even a moral was pointed-don't be a-Freud man. If the jokes and cari­catures tended to repeat themselves, this was justified in the eyes and ears of a festive audience which can't have too much of a good thing.

Most of the supporting items fell dis­appointingly flat ; though Chappell, in an act belonging to the Nervo-Knox tradi­tion, performed his acrobatics on a dangerously-poised ladder with admirable nonchalance; and Hudson played the violin, and Campailla the piano, with their usual proficiency.

Perhaps a suggestion for future shows may be allowed. Why not carefully rehearse and present an entertaining one-act comedy-thriller of the regular theatre ? Apart from its intrinsic entertainment value, this would provide effective con­trast to those naughty caricatures that cheer the hearts of all-victims included. For-if a victim may have his say-if you can dish it out, we can take it.

A. R.


(MARCH, 1944)

The following is the complete Roll according to information so far received. Anyone able to supply further additions or corrections is requested to send them either to the Headmaster or to the Editor of the MAGAZINE.

* Killed on Active Service. § Prisoner of War.
† Missing. ‡ Mentioned in Despatches.
*† Missing, presumed killed. 
ADAMS, G. T. (1931-35), Sapper, R.E. BIGGIN, E. (1931-38), P/O., R.A.F.
ADAMS, H. A. (1915-20), Sq/Ldr., R.A.F. BIGGIN, S. H. (1935-40), R.A.F.
§ADAMS, K. B. (1912-19), R.A.S.C. *BIRDSELL, G. B. H. (1928-33), Sgt.Obs., R.A.F.
ALEXANDER, C. H. T. (1918-24), R.A.F. BISHOP, P. H. (1935-42), R.N.V.R.
ALEXANDER, I. R. (1924-29), Cpl., R.A.S.C. BISHOP, P. L. (1929-36), Tel., R.N.V.R.
§ALLEN, C. W. G. (1930-38), 4th Off., Royal Merchant Navy. BILLING, H. (1933-38), L.A.C.. R.A.F.
ALLEN, J. (1927-31), R.E. BARLEY, J. L. (1933-39), Sec.Lt., W. Yorks. Regt.
*ALLISON, R. (1926-35), Capt., R.E.M.E. BLACKHURST, J. N. (1930-32), L/Sgt., R.A.
ALVEY, G. H. (1930-36), Bdr., R.A. BLACKLOCK, C. L. (1916-26), Lt., R.A.M.C.
AMBLER, F: (1905-13), Wing Adjt., R.A.F. BLAKE, A. G. (1928-38), Lt., R.A.
ANDERSON, G. A. (1924-32), Surg-Lt., R.N.V.R. BLAKE, H. (1926-31), Tpr., Q.O. Yorks. Dragoons.
APPLEBY, F. R. (1923-30), Lt., R.A. (A.A.). BLAKE, L. (1930-33), Major, R.A.O.C.
APPLEBY, H. (1921-27), Capt., Pioneer Corps. §BLASKEY, P. H. (1930-39), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
ARMATYS, B. D. (1933-42), Sec.Lt. BLOOM, E. A. (1926-30), York & Lancs. Regt.
ARNOLD, G. (1924-28), Sig., R.C.S. BLY, L. (1930.34), Sgt., York & Lancs. Regt.
*†ARNOLD, G. N. (1923-31), Sergt., R.A.F, BOLTON, J. G. (1933-40), Sub-Lt. (Spec. Br.), R.N.V.R.
ARNOLD, S. K. (1922-31), Lt., R.A. (A.A.). BOOL, R. E. (1932-35), Major, R.E.
ARTHY, J. C. (1931-36), R.A. BOOTH, L. E. (1927-33), Yorks. & Lancs. Regt.
ASHTON, C. (1925-32), Cpl., R.A.F. BOOTH, P. M. (1932-42), L/Cpl., West Yorks. Regt.
ATKIN, R. W. (1930-35), Fl/Lt., R.A.F. BOSWELL, D. W. (1926-35); Sec. Lt., R.A.
ATTY, J. C. (1933-37), Gunner, R.A. *BOWMER, H. A. (1933-37), Sgt., R.A.F.
ATTY, R. B. (1930-39), L.A.C., R.A.F. BOWMER. J. D. (1933-38), R.A.F.
AVERY, R. G. (1930-35), Gnr., R.A. BRADLEY, A. (Master), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
BAGGALEY, P. D. (1930-37), R.A.O.C. BRAITHWAITE, R. (1923-31), R.A.F.
BAILEY, D. S. (1922-28), Sergt., R.A.F. BRAY, R. W. (1930-37), P/O., R.A.F.V.R. D.F.C.
BAIN, E. (1932-38), L.A.C., R.A.F. BREARLEY, H. (Master), Instr. Lt., R.N.V.R.
BAIN, G. (1935-40), F.A.A. BREESE, C. H. (1930-35), R.A.P.C.
BAINBRIDGE, R. (1918-22), L.A.C., R.A.F. BRINDLEY, K. G. (1931-36), R.E.
BASER, A. J. (1924-28), Sergt., R.A.O.C. BROOKES, W. R. (1930-37), R.A.P.C.
BAKEWELL, A. (1917-24), Lt., R.A. BROOKING, D. G. (1925-32), R.A.
BARKER, R. 0. (1927-35), Capt., R.A.S.C. BROUGH, V. G. P. (4907-14), Capt., Sherwood Foresters.
BARKER, S. D. (1930-35), L/Cpl., R.E. BROUGHTON, C. W. (1929-35), R. Army Catering Corps.
BARLOW, K. G: A. (1918-25), M.B.E. BROUGHTON, G. C. (1925-30), R.A.
BARNES, B. P. (1936-41), O/Tel.W.M., R.N.V.R. BROUGHTON, J. R. (1933-39), P.O., R.N.
BARNES, W. H..(1933-40), L.A.C., R.A.F.V.R. BROWN, A. C. F. (1931-39), F/O., R.A.F. D.F.C., D.F.M.
BARRAS, J. C. (1924-28), R.A.S.C. BROWN, L. S. (1926-34), R.C.S.
BARROTT, R. B. (1936-40), Sergt., R.C.S. §BROWNE, P. W. (1931-36), Cpl., R.A.O.C.
BARRY, D. A. (1936-38), Sergt/Pilot, R.A.F. BROWNILL, J. G. (1916-24), L.A.C., R.A.F.
BARTON, J. L (1932-36), F/O., R.A.F. BUCKLEY, T. R. (1932-30), P/O, R.A.F.
BATEMAN, A. W. (1925-30), Duke of Wellington's Regt. BUNTING, J. D. (1929-35), R.A.F.
BEARDSELL, A. (1928-34), Sergt., R.A.O.C. BURGIN, H. (1933-39), A.C.1, R.A.F.
BEARDSELL, N. W. (1920-24), Sq./Ldr., R.A.F. BURGIN, S. F. (1930-35), L/Tel., R.N.V.R.
*†BEARDSHAW, A. K. (1926-32), Surg-Lt., R.N.V.R. BURKINSHAW, P. L. (1930-40), Lt., Parachute Regt.
BEECH, E. W. (1935-41), P/O., R.A.F. BURLEY, W. A. (1928-38), R.N.
BEECROFT, J. K. (1934-36), L.A.C., R.A.F. BURR, J. T. (1934-41), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
BEELEY, R. (1936-42), R.N.V.R. BURTON, G. K. (1922-31), Surg-Lt: Com, R.N.
BELCHER, A. D. (1930-37), Bdr., R.A. BUTTLER, S. M. (1917-22), L/Bdr., R.A. (A.A.).
BELTON, M. W. X1940-43), R.A.C. BUTTLER, T. D. (1918-24), West African Forces.
BENNETT, G. (1926-34), R.N.V.R. *BYRNE, J. G. (1929-37), F/O., R.A.F.V.R.
BENNETT, G. T. (1931-39), Sgt.Pilot., R.A.F. EAGERS, D. (1939-40), Writer, R.N.V.R.
BESWICK, L. (1910-21), Colonel, General Staff. EASTWOOD, F. L. (1932-39), Cpl., R.A.O.C.
CALDWELL, A. A.. (1934-39), Sgt. Nav., R.A.F. EARL, J. G. C. (1934-37), L/Sgt., R.A.
CALVERT, G. H. (1933-40), R.A.S.C. *EDESON, A. (S.R.G.S.), A/Capt.
CANTRELL, A. C. (1932-38), Rd. Op., R.A.F. EDGELEY, J. D. (1935-43), F.A.A.
CANTRELL, G. (1935-41), R.A.M.C. EDMONDS, R. A. (1930-36), R.A.F.
CARLISLE, M. S. (1927-36), Sec. Lt., R.A. *ELLIOTT, G. A. (1925-29).
CARTWRIGHT, A. (1926-39), R.N.V.R. ELLIOTT, C. M. (1929-34), Driver Mech., R.A.
CASS, K. M. (1918-22), Capt., Brit. Overseas Airways (ex R.A.F.). ELLIS, J. L. (1930-35), R.A.O.C.
CAWTHORNE, G. H. G. (1917-20), F/Lt., R.A.F.V.R. EMBLING, A. D. H. (1936-38). A.C., R.A.F.
CHAMBERLAIN, P. B. (1936-40), L.A.C., R.A.F. FAULKNER, W. A. (1920-24), R.A. (A.A.).
CHAMBERS, G. (1922-29), Sergt., R.A.S.C. FEARNEHOUGH, L. (1921-23), Sec. Lt., R.A.
CHAPMAN, A. N. (1934-41), Eng. Mid., R.N.V.R. FEARNEHOUGH, R. C. (1920-27), Sec. Lt., Sherwood Foresters.
CHAPMAN, G. I. (1934-40), Cpl., R. Fusiliers. FERRAR, G. E. (1931-39), Experimental Asst. H.M. Signal School.
CHAPMAN, S. K. (1936-39), Duke of Wellington's Regt.FERNER, H. (1924-29), Queen's Royal Lancers. M.M.
CHARE, K. A. (1931-38), Fl./Com., F.A.A. FINEBERG, S. (1922-27), Q.M.S., Pioneer Corps.
CHARLESWORTH, R. K. (1926-31), R.A. (A.A.). FIRTH, N. B. (1934-39), L.A.C., R.A.F.
CHESHAM, G. (1926-37), Mil. Police. FISHER, M. E. T. (1926-34), Lt., R.A.S.C.
CLARK, B. H. (1921-26), Sec. Lt., R.A.C. FLETCHER, A. V. (Master), Lt., R.N.V.R.
CLEGG, J. B. (1919-27), Lt., R.N.V.R. FLETCHER, D. L. (1929-34), L/Cpl., R.E.
CLEMENTS, R. V. (1937-43), R.N.V.R. FLETCHER, J. C. (1933-39), R.N.
COATES, A. J. (1923-32), R.A.F. *FLETCHER, L. W. (1933-40), A/Sgt. Cadet, R.A.F.V.R.
§COLDWELL, K. (1933-40), A.C., R.A.F.FLETCHER, W. H. (1926-34), Lt., York and Lanes. Regt.
COLE, R. K. (1925-29), Capt., R.A. Dental Corps. FOGGITT, C. H. (1925-35), R.A.M.C.
COLLINS, A. J. (1932-37), Lt., R.I.A. FOGGITT, G. B. (1919-28), Cpl., Intelligence Corps.
*COLQUHOUN, T. D. (1931-38), L.A.C., R.A.F. FOGGITT, G. H. (1932-40), R.A.F.
COOK, N. A. (1929-32), R.A.M.C. FOGGITT, K. D. (1923-33), R.A.M.C.
*COOPER, G. E. (1931-37), L.A.C., R.A.F.V.R. FORREST, R. L. (1930-36), Cpl., R.A.P.C.
COPE, T. A. (1918-22) Q.O. Yorks. Dragoons. FOWLSTON, D. (1933-38), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
CORNER, J. E. D. (1933-39), Sec-Lt., R.E.M.E. FOXON, D. H. (1907-10), Lt., R.A.P.C.
CORNER, J. H. (Master), Field Security Wing. FRANKFURT, G. (1940), K.O.Y.L.I.
*COTTON, G. H. (1928-37), P/O., R.A.F.V.R. *FRETWELL, R. A. (1932-37), Sgt. Obs., R.A.F.
CRAIG, R. L. (1915-19), Major, R.A.S.C. FRITH, G. (1934-38), P/O., R.A.F.
CRABTREE, E. (1925-33), F/O., R.A.F. FROGGATT, P. H. (1928-33), Sec. Lt., York and Lancs. Regt.
CRAVEN, K. W. (1936-40), T/Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. *†FULFORD, D. (1928-38), Fl/Lt., R.A.F. D.F.C.
CREDLAND, J. (1924-30), Bdr., R.A. *FULFORD, J. M. (1927-37), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.
CREDLAND, S. (1923-28), Major, R.A. M.B.E. FULLER, J. A. (1930-37), Major, R.C.S.
*CRIMP, P. R. (1920-32), Lt., R.N V.R. FURZEY, D. A. (1929-37), W/O., R.A.F.
CROOKES, J. H. (1916-22), Lt., R. Marines. *FURZEY, W. R. (1929-37), Sergt., R.A.F.
CROOKES, T. G. (1928-38), R.A.' GARNER, H. C. (1919-27), St. Sgt. Major, R.A.S.C.
CROWDER, D. A. (1940-43), R.C.S. GARRISON, W. R. (1934-38), Sgt., R.A.F.
CUMMING, G. J. (1923-31), Sec-Lt, R.C.S. GARVEY, K. (1932-36), Fl/Sgt. Nav., R.A.F.
DALES, G. S. (1928-36), Lt., R.E. GAUNT, R. T. (1923-30), Surg-Lt., R.N.V.R.
DARLEY, H. W. (1921-29), Royal N.Z. Navy V.R. GEBHARD, S. (1929-37), 1st Off., R. Merchant Navy.
DAVIDSON, A. J. (1933-40), Lt., R.A. GILFILLAN, G. R. (1934-41), R.A.F.
DAVIES, R. B. (1922-28). Lt., R.A.M.C. GILL, G. S. F. (1928-37), Capt., R.A.
DAWSON, G. E. (1930-35), Cpl., R.A.P.C. GILMORE, C. J. F. (1917-27), Chaplain, R.A.F.
DAWTRY, A. G. (1926-34), Major, R.A. GILPIN, A. (1927-34), Major.
DEAKIN, W. A. (1912-17), Spr., R.E. GLASS, H. (1921-26), Cpl., R.A.F.
DEARDEN, P. (1931-37), L/Cpl., W. Yorks. Regt. GLATMAN, S. W. (1937-41), A.C.1., R.A.F.
DENMAN, J. G. (1935-42), W. Op., R.A.F. *†GLOVER, S. (1934-38), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
*DEMNAN, L. B. (1931-38), Lt., Duke of Wellington's Regt. M.C. GODDARD, G. W. (1923-28), C.S.M., R. Tank Corps.
DERRY, H. N. (1927-30), R.A.S.C. GOFFIN, B. (1931-35), Sergt.
DEVEREUX, F. S. (1925-34), P/O., R.A.F. D.F.M. GOULDEN, G. H. (1926-32), Capt., R.C.S.
DICKENSON, J. H. (1927-35), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. HORNSBY, A. L. (1923-29), Lt., King's African Rifles.
*DITCHER, D. (1932-38), Sgt. Pilot Instr., R.A.F. HORNSBY, E. J. (1920-27), Lt., Lincolnshire Regt.
‡DOBSON, E. B. (1927-35), Sec. Lt., R.A. HOYLAND, D. (1935-39), A.C.1, R.A.F.
DODGE, K. S. (1935-39), Tel., R.N. HOYLAND, J. C. (1932-33), R.A. (A.A.).
DODGSON, A. G. (1935-40), Meteorol, R.N.V.R. HUDSON, W. A. (1932-39), Lt., R.A.
DOYLE, A. (1931-39), R.A.O.C. HUGHES, D. A. P. (1930-37), R.N.
DRONFIELD R. (1936-42), Midshipman, R.N.V.R HUNTER, T. F. (1922-26), Sergt., Lincolnshire Regt.
GRACIE, C. F: (1919-26), Sub.-Lt., R.N.V.R. HUTCHINSON, J. H. (1920-24), A.C., R.A.F.
GRAHAM, K. (1931.39), A.C.1 W.O.; Air Sea Rescue, R.A.F. HUTCHINSON, W. B. (1931-37), R.A.O.C.
GRAHAM, R.. (1925 ,33), R.A.F. HUTTON, K. C. (1936-40), A/Sub-Lt., F.A.A.
GRAY, R. (1931-36), Sergt., York and Lancs. Regt. HUXTABLE, G. (1921-29), R.F.A.
GRAY, R. K. (1935-42), N.F.S. HYMAN, B. (1921-24), R.A.F.
GRAY, W. S. (1930-37), Sergt., R. Scots. IBBETSON, A. E. (1924-33), R.A.F.
GREATOREX, G. (1930-35), R.A.S.C. INMAN, R. (1934-40), F.A.A.
GREEN, B. G. (1932-37), Bomb Aimer, R.A.F. JACKSON, D. F. (1918-20), Major, R.A.
GREEN, C. (1918-22), R.A.F. JACKSON, G. (1931-35), R.E.M.E.
GREEN, D. W. (1928-35), R.E. JAMES, R. A. G. (1924-31), Lt., Sherwood Foresters.
*GREEN, J. R. (1917-21), Gunner, R.A. JEFFRIES, A. (1923-29), Sec. Lt., R.A.
§GREENING, G. M. P. (1932-36), Gunner, R.A. (A.A.). JENKINS, A. B. D. (1936-37), L/Bdr., R.A.
‡GRIFFITH, D. K. (1927-38), R.A.M.C. JENKINSON, G. W. (1927-32), L/Cpl., R.A.S.C.
GRIFFITHS, A. G. (1937), Lt., R.A. JOEL, L. G. (1919-25), Lt., R.E.
*GUNN, P. (1932-37). JOHNSON, E. F. (1919-26), R.A.F.
GUNTER, P. J. (1933-39), Lt., R.E. JOHNSON, J. E. (1921-25), Capt., R.A. M.C.
HALL, D. J. (1936-40), R.A.O.C. JOHNSON, P. L. (1930-39), P/O, R.A.F.V.R.
*HALL, E. D. (1930-35), Capt., R.A. JONES, D. B. (1923-31), Cpl., R.A.S.C.
HALL, G. V. (1929-35), W/O., R.A.F. JONES, G, F. (1910-17), Lt., R.C.S.
HALL, R. (1.935-39), A.C.2, R.A.F. JUDGE, J. (1918-23), P/0., R.A.F.
HALLIFIELD, J. P. (1914-22), Capt., R.E. JUDGE, R. J. (1932-40), Cpl., Duke of Wellington's Regt.
HANCOCK, J. A. (1930-37), Lt., Cheshire Regt. KAY, J. G. (1927-33), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
HANSON, E. (1928-33), H.Q. Staff, Auxil. Mil. Pioneer Corps. KAYE, K. (1931-37), Lt., R.N.V.R.
HARRISON, J. B. (1931-38), Indian Army. KELLY, R. W. (1930-38), L.A.C., R.A.F.
HARVEY, B. C. (Master), Admiralty Administrative Staff.- *†KELSEY, R. R. (1922-29), L.A.C., R.A.F.
HASNEY, J. F. (1922-28), Capt., R.E.M.E. §KELSO, J. A. (1926-35), Sec: Lt., York and Lancs. Regt.
HASTIE, B. W. (1930-35), Mil. Police. KEYWORTH, A. G. (1927-33), L.A.C., R.A.F.
HAWKER, J. K. (1926-34), R.A.S.C. KILNER, G. R. (1935-42), R.N.V.R.
*HAWORTH, M. R. (1933-37), P/O., R.A.F.V.R. §KIRKHAM, L. (1922-27), Cpl., Mil. Police.
HAYCOCK, J. (1918-25), Lt., Sherwood Foresters. *KNOTT, R. C. (1919-22), Sgt., W/O., A/G., R.A.F.
HAYCOCK, P. K. (1922-29), Capt., Green Howards. LAITNER, B. D. (1933-40), A.C.2, R.A.F.
*HAYCOCK, R. (1924-30), R.C.S. LAMB, A. W. (1918-25), P/0, R.A.F.
HEARD, D. B. (1928-34), R.A.O.C. LANGLEY, C. (1935-40), R.A.F.
HELLIWELL, C. (Master), R.A.C. LANGTON, J. K. (1932-36), Sergt., West African Forces.
HEMINGWAY, H. V. (1925-32), W/Off., R.N. §LARDER, H. Y. (1929-36), Sec. Lt., R.A.S.C.
HEPWORTH, C. E. (1930-37), Cpl., R.A.F. LAWTON, A. G. (1931-39), R/Off., R. Merchant Navy.
HERRING, K. (1934-39), A/Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R., F.A.A. §LEDINGHAM, G. G. (1931-38), R. Tank Regt.
HERRING, W. R. (1933-37), A.C.1, R.A.F. ‡LEDINGHAM, R. G. M. (1929-35), Capt., R.A.M.C.
HEUGH, R. C. (1934-40), R./Mech.; R.N.V.R. LEE, A. P. (1923-28), L.A.C., R.A.F.
HEYWOOD, T. H. (1932-37), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. *†LEE, G. G. (1930-37), Sgt. Obs, R.A.F.
HIDES, C. E. (1906-10), Calcutta Fencibles. LEE, J. B. (1931-38), R.A.O.C.
HIGGINBOTHAM, J. (1931-37), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. LEEDING, A. E. (1922-26), L/Sgt, R.F.A.
HILL, J. A. (1935-41), W/Mech., R.N.V.R. LEES, J. (1930-36), Capt., R.E.
HILLER, N. R. (1935-43), F.A.A. LEESON, A. J. (1932-37), Lt., Indian Army.
HIPKINS, M. H. (1932-30), Lt., R.C.S. LEESON, R. G. (1933-39), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
HODGSON, E. (1919-24), Sgt., R.A. (A.A.). LEE UFF, H. G. (Master), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
†HODSON, AT. A. N. (1930-38), Fl,/Sgt., R.A.F. LEIGH, T. M. (1916-23), P/O, R.A.F.V.R.
HOLDEN; A. (1929-38), Sec. Lt., Gurkha Rifles. LEWIS, P. G. (1931-37), R. Merchant Navy.
HOLMES, K. J. (1921-29), Bombr., R.A. LIMB, S. (1932-36), Cpl., R.A.M.C.
HOLMES, R. (1929-35), A.C., R.A.F. NEWTON, J. R. (1934-43), R.N.V.R.
HOLMES, O. S. (1909-16), Fl/Lt., R.A.F.V.R. NICHOLAS, J. F. (1921-33), Capt., R.A.
HOLROYD, G. H. (1933-39), R.E. NICHOLLS, D. A. (1924-31), L.A.C., R.A.F.
HOLROYD, W. H. (1928-37), L.A.C., R.A.F. NICHOLSON, L. (1933-38), Sgt., R.E.M.E.
§HOOLE, C. (1930-34), L/Cpl., R.A.O.C. NICHOLSON, T. de C. (1934-36), R.A.
HOPPER, P. H. (1930-37), R.A.S.C. NICOL,. D. M. (1931-39), R. Merchant Navy.
HORN, J. (1935-38), Capt., Indian Infantry. *NIXON; P. D. (1925-33), Sgt. Obs., R.A.F.
HORNER, F. K. (1926-33), Sergt., York and Lancs. Regt. NORBURY-WILLIAMS, I. V. (1930-36), L/Bombr/ Art., R.A. (A.A.).
*HORNER, P. N. (1928-36), Cpl., R.E. NORBURY-WILLIAMS, L. I. (1932-38), R. Merchant Navy.
*LINDLEY, A. A. H. (1931-36), P/O., R.A.F.V.R. NORNABLE, G. (1926-32), London Scottish Regt.
LINDLEY, K. R. H. (1935-42), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F. *†NORTHEND, J. E. (1930-37), F/O., R.A.F.V.R.
LINDSAY, J. (1934-39), R.A.O.C. OAKES, P. H. (1933-39), R.N.
LINTON, C. A. (I930-36), Cpl., R.A.F. *OATES, A. W. (1929-38), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.
*LINTON, K. (1926-32), Fl/Lt., R.A.F. OGDEN, J. B. (1926-35), Lt., R.A.
LINTON, L. C. (1932-27), Sergt., R.A.F. OKELL, W. F. (1930-39), K.O.Y.L.I.
LITTLEWOOD, B. (1928-32), Sapper, R.E. OLIVANT, J. K. (1930-41), A.C.2, R.A.F.
LONG, A. W. R. (1931-37), R.A.O.C. OLIVANT, W. F. R. (1933-38), L.A.C., R.A.F.
§LONGDEN, A. J. E. (1934-39), Capt., R.I.A.S.C., OLIVER, J. G. (1934-42, Midshipman, R.N.V.R.
LONGDEN, H. A. (1932-37), Fl/Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F. OTT, E. E. (1928-29), Major.
LONSDALE, P. S. (1910-12), R.A.F.V.R. *OTT, E. G. (1928-31), Lt., R.N.R.
LORD, C. (1928-32), Coder, R.. N. *OUTRAM, H. E. S. (1929-31), Sec. Lt., R.A.
LORD, E. (1930-35) R.N. *PAGET, E. J. (1919-26), Cpl. W/O., R.A.F.
LUDLAM, R. G. S. (1934-40), A.C.2, R.A.F. PARKER, C. E. (1921.-28), R.E.
LUMB, V. (1930-34), R.A.S.C. PARKER, D. (1922-31), A/Sq. Ldr., R.A.F. D.F.C.
MACALLUM, J. H. (1937-42), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. PARKIN, A. H. (1932-40), W/Mech., R.A.F.
MCINNES, J. (1928-35), R.A.F. PARKIN, M. H. (1931-35), Sapper, R.E.
MCKENZIE, C. H. (1925-28), Fl/Sgt. Obs., R.A.F. §PARRAMORE, P. R. (1922-27), Gunner, R.A. (A.A.).
OLDHAM, L. (1910-18), L.A.C., R.A.F. PASHLEY, J. H. (1931-36), Capt., K. African Rifles.
MCKENZIE, K. D. (1934-39), Cpl., R.A.F. PASHLEY, P. (1929-37), R.A.S.C.
MACKINDER, ,T. C. (1918-23), Lt., R.E. PATTINSON, F. J. (1927-34), Cpl., R.A.S.C,
MACLAURIN; G. D. (1920-28), Capt., R.A.O.C. PEACE, A. J. M. (1927-36), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
MALLINSON, R. (1937-39), R/Off., R. Merchant Navy. PEARSON, H. E. (1925-34), R. Tank Regt.
MARLOW, J. D. (1933-39), Stoker i/c, R.N. *PEARSON, R. G. (1938-39), Sgt. Nav., R.A.F.V.R.
MARRIAN, P. (1930-33), Sub-Lt., R.N.R. PEAT, T. A. (1925-30), R.A.F.
MATHER, A. (1928-33), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. PENTELOW, F. (I930-37), R.E.M.E.
MATHER, R. V. (1929-37), Lt., Green Howards. PENTELOW, J. O. (1925-32), R.A.F.
MATHEWS, R. (1934-38), Sgt. Nav., R.A.F. PETERKIN, S. (1926-35), R. Marines.
MAUDE, A. J. (1929-37), Lt., R.C.S. PETTER, G. S. V. (Master), Lt., R.N.V.R.
MAYO, B. (1931-39), Sec-Lt., R.C.S. PHILBEDGE, V. J. (1935-38), R.A.C., O.C.T.U., Sandhurst.
MEEKE, E. R. (1922-31),-Gunner, R.A. PHILLIPS, R. O. F. (1933-39), Sgt. Nav., R.A.F.
*†MELDRUM, I. G. C. (1935-38), R. Merchant Navy. PHILLIPS, R. P. (1919-27), Capt., R.A.S.C.
MELLOR, P. L. (1933-37). R.A.F. PINDER, T. (1932-37), R.A.F.
MILES, R. (1924-33), R.A.F.V.R. PLATT, D. R. (1936-42), Off. Cadet, R.E.
MILES, S. (1921-30), Surg-Lt., R.N. PLATTS, R. G. (1929-31), Cpl., R.A.S.C.
MILLAR, E. L. M. (1922-30), Major, R.A.M.C. POGSON, C. A. (1925-34), F.A.A.
MILLER, T. H. (1927-35), Field Security Police. POTTS, F. (1921-27), Lt. Com., R.N.
MILLWARD, E. (1927-32), Lt., Army Dental Corps POWELL, A. R. (1935-42), R.A.
MILNER, G. M. (1934-39), R.A.F. POWELL, G. G. (1930-38), Sec. Lt., R.A.
MILNER, J. E. (1935-40), Sergt-Pilot, R.A.F.V.R. PRICE, F. C. R. (1923-30), Gnr.; R.A. (A.A.)
§MOFFAT, R. C. (1933-39), Sgt. Obs.. R.A.F. PRIDMORE, A. (1930-34), Tel., R.N.
MOLD, J. C. (1933-36), R.A.S.C. PRINS, C. A. L. (Master), L/Cpl., Field Security Wing.
MOND, D. M. (1924-31), Bombr., R.A. (A.A.). PUMPHERY, J. D. (1933.36), Sgt., Co. of London Yeomanry.
MONYPENNY, E. R. (1928-35), Lt., R.A.M.C. SHOOTER, C. E. (1930-38), Sec. Lt., R.A. (A.A.).
MONYPENNY, P. H. (1927=34), Major, R.E. SHORTLAND, B. T. (1924-33), A.P.T., Staff.
MORGANS, L. E. (1936-39), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. SIBLEY, D. C. G. (Master), Capt., R.A.S.C.
MORRIS, L. (1918-21), L.A.C., R.A F. SIMMONDS, D. R. (1937-40), A.C 2, R.A.F.
MORTIMER, J. H. (1932-39), R.A.C. SIMON, G. C. (1924-31), Sergt., R.A.
MORTIMER, O. B. (1932-37), Fl/Sgt., R.A.F. SIMON, J. H. (193I-38), Capt., York and Lanes. Regt.
MOWAT, E. J. B. (1931-37), Sec. Lt. SIMONS, I. L. (1923-29), R.A.F.
MOWER, K. N. (1925-31), R. Tank Corps. SIMPSON, C. (1932-36), R.E.M.E.
MOWER, M. H. (1928-34), L.A.C., R.A.F. SINHA, P. (1930-36), R. Merchant Navy.
NAISH, E. F. E. (1918-21), Lieut,. R.N. SIVIL, E. W. (1927-36), Sec. Lt., R.E.
NAISH, G. O. (1914-17), Commander, R.N. SIVIL, G. B. (1931-37), R.C.S.
NALLIAH, R. R. (1931-39), L/Cpl., A. Dental Corps. SIVIL, V. R. (1928-36) L/Cpl. R.E.
NEWMAN, L. (1933-34), Lt., Duke of Wellington's Regt. SKERRITT, G. H. (1911-19), Lt., Army Dental Corps.
NEWMAN, M. J. (1919-23), C.S.M., Army Fire Fighting Corps. *SKERRITT, S. R. (1930-37), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.
NEWTON, H. E. (1931-37), Armt. Q.M.S., I.E.M.E. SKINNER, E. O. (1924-30), Armt. St. Sgt., R.A.
NEWTON, H. H. (1933-38), Sapper, R.E. SLATER, D. (1933-39), F.A.A.
QUICKFALL, K. (1935-39), A.C.1, R.A.F. SLESSOR, R. A. (1917-25), Lt., Irish Guards.
*RAVENHILL, M. (1922-29), P/O., R.A.F. SMITH, B. (1931-38), Sergt., R.A.M.C.
RAYNER, G. H. (1915-21), Lt., Army Dental Corps. SMITH, D. S. B. (1925-33), Lt., R.A.C. M.C.
RAYNER, J. A. (1915-19), L/Cpl., York and Lancs. Regt. SMITH, G. V. C. (1922-28), Capt., R.I.A.S.C.
REVITT, C. H. (1929-36), R.A.O.C. SMITH, J. E. (1927-33), Capt., R.A.S.C.
RICHARDS, I. H. (1935-37), Sgt., W/O., A/G., R.A.F. *†SMITH, H. M. (1922-27), P/O., R.A.F.
RICHMOND, J. (1928-34), Lt. (E), R.N.V.R. M.B.E. †SMITH, J. A. (1934-38), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R.
RIDYARD, J. M. (1919-27), Surg. Lt. Corn., R.N.V.R. SMITH, L. (1933-37), A.C.2, R.A.F.
§ROBERTS. R. (1929-36), P/O., R.A.F. §SMITH, S. P. (1922-27), L/Bdr., R.A.
ROBERTS, R. W. (1922-28), Capt., 6th Gurkha Rifles. SMITH, W. J. (1927-30), Lt., R.A.
§ROBINSON, A. W. (1926-33), Sapper, R.E. *SNAPS, T. D. (1932-38), Fl/Sgt., R.A.F.
ROBINSON, G. W. (1932-36), Sergt., R.A.F. SOWTER F. J. (1920-24), L/Sgt. R.A.
ROBINSON, Henry (1926-34), Lt., R.A.O.C. §SPALTON, T. E. (192I-28), L/Bdr, R.A. (A.A.).
ROBINSON, Howard (1926-34), Lt., York and Lancs. Regt. SPEDDING, A. J. (1927-34), Lt., R.A.S.C.
ROBINSON, R. B. (1929-34), R.A.O.C. SPENCER, J. O. (1934-38), R.A.O.C.
ROBINSON, W. B. (1927-34), Lt., R.C.S. STANDALL, J. K. (1922-29), Sergt.. R.E.M.E.
RODDA. C. (1927-38), R.A.F. STANIFORTH, J. N. (1917-22), Intelligence Corps.
RODGERS, G. N. (I925-33), F/O., R.A.F. STANLEY, K. P. (1932-39), Intelligence Corps.
ROGERS, H. C. (1932-39), R.A.F. STAUBER, H. N. (1030-37), Sgt. W/O. A/G., R.A.F.
*§ROGERSON, J. (1926-32); L.A.C., R.A.F. *STEPHENSON, B. N. (1.933-37), Sgt.. Fl/Eng., R.A.F,
SMITH, L. J. M. (1917-25), Capt., R.A.S.C. STEVENS, J. A. (I930-39), K.O.Y.L.I.
ROLLIN, D. A. (1931-38), P/O., R.A.F.V.R. D.F.C. STEVENSON, M. H. (1906-13), P/O., R.A.F.
ROME, D. D. (1932-36), R.C.S. STEWART, R. L. N. (1929-33), Lt., R.A.M.C.
‡ROPER, T. (1915-20), Sq./Ldr., R.A.F.V.R. STONES, E. C. (1937-42), R. Marines.
ROWBOTHAM, B. (1911-15), Capt., R.A. STONEY, J. (1934-38), P/O., R.A.F.
ROWBOTHAM, E. (1922-27), Major. R.A. STRAW, A. (1929-34), R.E.M.E.
ROYCROFT, J. S. (1933-41), Sec. Lt., R. Tank Regt. *STRINGER, E. (1932-37), Sig., R.N.V.R.
RUBERY, J. W. (1924-29), Sergt., R.A.M.C. STUBBS, W. L. (1934-39), A.C.2., R.A.F.
RUDGE, M. (1940-43), A/L.A, F.A.A. STURT, W. G. (1936-41), R. Merchant Navy.
RUSSELL, A. D. (1934-39), A.C.2, R.A.F. SWALLOW, A. B. (1916-23), Chaplain, R.A.F.
RUSSELL, A. M. (1915.20), Lt-Col. General Staff. SWALLOW, R. F. (1934-41), See. Lt., R.E.M.E.
RUSSELL, C. (1933-37), P/O., R.A.F. SWAFFIELD, H. H. (1918-20), Capt., I.O. Mech Eng.
*†SADLER; W. E. (1924-30). R/Off., R. Merchant Navy SWIFT, D. O. (1923-27), F/O., R.A.F.
*SANDERSON, D. W. (1933-37), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F. *SWIFT, G. L. (1928-3I), Sergt., R.A.F.V.R.
SAVILLE, M. V. (1927-37), Sub-Lt., F.A.A. SWIFT, G. W. (1930-40), Sec. Lt., Reconnaissance Corps.
SCHOFIELD, J. R. (1927-34), R.A.F. SWYCHER, D. (1930-39), R.C.S.
SCOTT, J. (1936-40), Sec-Lt., R.A.C. SWYCHER, E. F. (1920-27), Cpl., R.A.F. Police.
SCOTT, W. M. (1920-29), Capt., R.E. TAPP, P. M. (1932-41), L/R Mech., F.A.A.
SCUTT, I. R. (1925-35), R.A.M.C. TAPPE, E. D. (Master), Capt., R.C.S.
SEDDON, R. H. (1926-32), R.A.O.C. TARPLEY, M. E. (1924-28), Lt., R.A.P.C.
SENIOR, C. P. (1923-29), A.C.1, R.A.F. TASKER, G. H. (1932-37), R.N.
SENIOR, D. (1928-35), Gnr., R.A. TAYLOR, A. F. (1927-34), R.A.F.
SENIOR, J. R. (1925-29), Lt., R.N.V.R. *TAYLOR, G. E. (1929-36), L/Bdr., R.A.
SENTANCE, S. G. (1924-35), K.O.Y.L.I. TAYLOR, M. H. (1928:35), Sec. Lt., R.C.S.
SHADDOCK. J. H. (1936-42). Writer Special, R.N.V.R. TAYLOR, P. (1934.42), R.N.
SHAKESPEARE, F. A. (1930-35), Cpl., R.A.F. WATERHOUSE, J. (1933-37), R.A.F.
†SHAKESPEARE , N. J. (1932-36), Sgt., Obs R.A.F.V.R. WATERSON, H. F. (1920-27), Tel., R.N.
SHARPE; J. C. (1924-28), R.C.S. WATKINS, E. B. (1927-32), Gnr., R.A. (A.A.).
SHAW, L. W. (1922-28), R.A. WATKINS, P. G. (1926-33), Lt., R.E.M.E.
SHAW, P. L. (1929-37), Gnr., R.A. (A.A.). WATSON, C. J. (1932-37), L/Cpl.
SHAW, W. (I929-37), Spr., R.E. WATSON, J. (Master), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R.
§SHEPHARD, J. H. (1928-34), Lt., R.E. *WATSON, L. (1924-32), Sergt., R.C.S.
SHILLITO, J. (1934-38), A.C.2., R.A.F. WEBSTER, K. A. (1934-40), L/R.M., R.N.A.S.
SHIRTCLIFFE, R. (1919-26), Cpl., A.A F. WELCH, R. G. D. (1926-34), Lt., R.A. (A.A.).
TEANBY, R. (1924-31), R.A.S.C. *†WELLS, G. A. (1930.35), R.C.S.
TEATHER, J. B. (1934-41), Sgt. Pilot, R.A.F. WESLEY, J. M. (1935-39), F/O., R.A.F.
THOMAS, F. L. (1929-35), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. WEST, J. E. H. (1916-22), Capt., R.A.M.C.
THOMASSON, R. A. (1926-29), Lt., R. Army Dental Corps. WEST, K. W. (1917-25), Major, York and Lanes. Regt.
THOMPSON, J. G. (1929-34), L.A.C., R.A.F. WHATLIN, S. (1932-37), P/O., R.A.F.
THOMPSON, M. S. (1931-38), R.E. WHEATLEY, M. F. (1932-42), R.A F.
THOMSON, R. L. (1912-18), Capt., R.A.S.C. §WHEATLEY, P. J. (1929-40), L/Bdr., R.A.
THORPE, D. R. B. (1932-29), P/O, R.A.F. WHITE, A. A. (1930-36), Sec. Lt., R.A.
THORPE, J. A. (1928-33), L/Cpl., R.A.P.C. WHITE, J. A. (1929-36), Gnr., R.A. (A.A.).
TILBROOK, W. A. (1924-31), Lt., R.E. WIDDISON, J. A. (1931-37), R.A.O.C.
TILSLEY, R. T. C. (1936-42), The Queen's Regt. WIGLEY, W. E. (1935-39), York and Lanes. Regt.
TINGLE, L. P. (1931-37), Sec. Lt., R.A.S.C. *WIGRAM, L. (1918-25), Major, Royal Fusiliers.
TOLPUTT, G. B. (1922-27), F/O., R.A.F. D.F.C. WILD, L. N. (1924-31), Cpl., Intelligence Corps.
TOMLINSON, C. (1930-37), Sergt., R.A.F.V.R. WILD, N. H. (1923-28), L/Cpl., R. Fusiliers.
TOMLINSON, W. A. (1921-27), L/Sgt., R.A. (A.A.). WILDE, D. E. (1924-29), R.A.
TOOTHILL, D. R. (1933-39), R.A.P.C. ‡WILKINS, T. E. (1922-23), P/O., R.A.F.
TORY, G. W. (1923-31), Major, R.A. (A.A.). WILKINSON, J. H. (1927-35), Capt., R.A.O.C., Indian Infantry Brigade.
TOWNSEND, R. V. (1935-42). Sergt. R.A.F. WILKINSON, J. S. (1927-35), Capt., R.A.O.C.
TREVETHICK, R. A. (1924-34), Fl/Lt., R.A.F.V.R. WILKINSON, K. (1930-36). Eng., Chief Petty Offr. R.N.
*†TRUEMAN. R. V. (1934-36), P/O., R.A.F. *WILKINSON, P. (1926-30), Sec. Lt., R. Tank Regt.
TUCHSCHMID, J. W. (1926-34), Duke of Wellington's Regt. WILLIAMS, A. H. D. (1929-33), Sec. Lt., R.E.
TUFFT, G. (1925-30), R.A.M.C. WILLIAMS, E. T. (1928-31), Brigadier. D.S.O.
TURNER, A. S. (1931-37), Sergt., R.A.O.C. *WILLIAMS, F. H. (1917-26), Surg. Lt., R.N.
‡TURNER, G. G. (1911-21), Lt., R.N.V.R. G.C., G.M. ‡WILLIAMS, J. H. (1928-38), Major, R.C.S.
TURNER, G. H. B. (1927-32), L/Cpl., R.A.S.C. *WILLIAMS, R. H. D. (1929-37), R.N.
TURNER, S. (1907-16), Lt. Col., R.A.O.C. WILLIS, J. S. (1937-41), A.C.2, R.A.F.
§TURVEY, N. A. (1923-30), R.A.S.C. WILLIS, L. R. (1927-33), W/O., R.A.F. M.M.
§TWIDALE, T. H. (1930-35), Gnr., R.A. (A.A.). WILSON, D. G. (1930-39), A.C.2, W/Meek., R.A.F.
TWYFORD, H. R. (Master), F/0, .R.A.F. WILSON, F. (1931-35), Sergt., R.A.O.C.
TYM, J. F. (1936-43), WILSON, F. A. (1935-39), R.N.V.R.
TYZACK, P. (1929-35), W/O., R.A.F. WILSON, K. S. (1933-37), Air Mech. El., F.A.A.
UNSWORTH, C. L. (Master), Lt., R.A. *†WINCOTT, G. L. (1931-38), Sergt., R.A.F.
UPTON, J. H. P. (1932-40), Lt., Reconnaissance Corps. §WINDELER, P. D. (1932-36).
UPTON, J. M. L. (1937-42), Midshipman, R.N.V.R. WINDLE, C. W L. (1923-30), Lt., R.A.
UTTLEY, J. (1928-30), Royal Scots. WINGFIELD, R. C. (,1926-32), York and Lanes. Regt.
VALLANS, L. (1924-32), L/Cpl., R.C.S. WINKLE, E. H. (1932-36), Petty Offr. R/Mech., R.N.
VANN, D. N. (1931-39), R/Mech., R.A.F. *†WOOLASS, R. S. (1926-34), P/O., R.A.F.
VARDY, T. L. (1924-31), F/0., R.A.F. WOLLERTON, J. (1926-33), York and Lanes. Regt.
VENABLES, N. C. (1918-26), Sergt, R. Tank Regt. WOOD, A. L. (1928-35), Lt., Northants Yeomanry.
VICARY, A. R. (1927), Sec. Lt., R.I.A. WOOD, E. (1930-35), L/Bdr., R.A.
VICARY; G. D. (1918-25), Capt., Indian Army. WOOD, G. K. (1931-36), R.A.O.C.
VICKERS, A. G. (1925-34), Sub-Lt., R.N.V.R. WOOD. G. S. (1927-35), Lt., R.A.O.C.
VICKERS, H. R. (1923-29), Surg-Lt. Com., R.N.V.R. WOODCOCK, D. H. (1930-38), Sec. Lt., R.A.
*†VICKERY, I.. R. (1918-26), 2nd Offr. R. Merchant Navy. WOODCOCK, F. D. (1933-37), Sgt. Nav., R.A.F.
VINCENT, L. (1925-33), Fl/Lt., R.A.F. WOOLASS, P. (1929-36), Sergt., R.A. (A.A.).
WADE, E. G. (1921-27), L.A.C., R.A.F. WRAGG, A. L. (1921-27), Chaplain, R.N.
WADE, L. M. (1934-40), A.C.1, R.A.F. WREGHITT, W. F. (1932-36), R/Mech., R.E.M.E.
WADE, W. V. (1922-27), Lt., R.A. WRIGHT, W. N. (1924-30), Capt., W. African Infantry Brigade.
*†WAINWRIGHT, K. J. (1920-25), T/Sub-Lt. (E). R.N.R. YOUNG, P. (1925-34), R.A.S.C.
WALKER, R. J. (1930-35), L.A.C., R.A.F. YOUNG, W. A. (1935-40), R.N.V.R.
WALL, C. R. (1926-30), Lt. Com., R.N.V.R. ZEIHER, G.,(1935-30), A.C. W/Mech., R.A.F.
WARD, D. B. (1931-37), R.A. ZEIHER, R. E. (1934.37), Sergt., R.A.F.
WARD, R. (Master), R.A.F.V.R. 
WARD, R. N. (1910-16), R. Australian Navy. 
WARRENDER, R. (1924-33), C.S.M. (India). 
WASNIDGE, P. H. (1936-40), AC.2, R.A.F. 
*†WATERFALL, J. T. (1922-29), A/F/O., R.A.F.V.R. 
WATERHOUSE, A. A. (Master), Lt., R.A.C. 


L. WIGRAM, Major, Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in Italy in February, 1944.

Lionel Wigram joined the School in 1918, and after a very successful career, left in 1925 to go to The Queen's College, Oxford, with a State Scholarship. Becom­ing a solicitor, he went to London and achieved great success in his profession, serving for some years on the Marylebone Borough Council.

His greatest claim to distinction is his connection with the inception of the, system of Battle Drill which is now an essential part of British Infantry training. Inspired and encouraged by General Alexander, Wigram was able to put into practice his ideas of a suitable course of training-tough, exacting and realistic - for modern warfare. His book on the subject became the Official Manual, and he was appointed Commandant of the first G.H.Q. Battle School for the training of instructors.

After a visit of observation to Sicily, he went to Italy to give the benefit of his methods to the Irregulars there. It was while leading a party of his Italians in a night attack on a village that he was killed by enemy rifle-fire.

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D. A. ROLLIN, Pilot Officer, R.A.F.V.R., was killed on air operations over Berlin on December 16th, 1943. This was only a few days after he had been awarded the D.F.C. (as Sergt.-Pilot). " Pilot Officer Rollin has completed very many sorties, involving attacks on a variety of important and well defended targets. He has displayed great skill and determina­tion and his efforts to make every sortie a success have won great praise. P./O. Rollin is a most inspiring captain." Rollin trained in Rhodesia, and was commissioned in May 1943, made his first trip over Essen on May 27th, and has been in the front lines of Bomber Com­mand ever since, having made 23 raids on Germany.

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E. STRINGER, Signaller, R.N.V.R., lost his life at sea on August 27th, 1943. Joining in 1940, he had served in the Eastern Mediterranean, and returned home, after being torpedoed, in June, 1943. His next ship was sunk in. the Atlantic in August with 203 of her crew.

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K. LINTON, Flight Lieut., R.A.F., was killed on active service in February, 1942, in the Far East, and is buried at Palembang, Sumatra. He had served in Albania, Greece, and other parts, having joined the R.A.F. in 1938.

R. ALLISON, Captain, R.E.M.E., was reported killed in Burma, February, 1944.

P. R. CRIMP, Lieut. R.N.V.R., died in hospital in North Africa, September 18th, 1943.

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S. GLOVER, Sergt.-Pilot, R.A.F.V.R., was reported missing from air operations on August 10th, 1942, and is presumed killed.

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R. R. KELSEY, L.A.C., R.A.F., was reported missing in October, 1942, and is presumed to have lost his life through enemy action at sea.

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J. ROGERSON, L.A.C., R.A.F., has died as a Prisoner of War in a Japanese camp.

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G. A. WELLS, Royal Corps of Signals, after serving for two years in North Africa, was taken prisoner in June, 1942. Shortly afterwards, it appears, he was presumed to have been killed whilst in the Italian Prisoner of War Camp 154, all the members of which are reported to have lost their lives.

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R. HAYCOCK, Royal Corps' of Signals, was reported to have been killed on active service in North Africa as a result of dive-bombing by enemy aircraft.

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N. J. SHAKESPEARE, Sergt. Observer, R.A.F., was reported missing from a raid on Dusseldorf, November, 1943. The Red Cross reported that the pilot and six others of the crew, unidentified, were known to have been killed, leaving a seventh member unaccounted for.

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K. J. WAINWRIGHT, Temp. Sub.-Lieut. (Eng.) R.N.R., is reported missing from operations at sea in July, 1943. Although official confirmation has not yet been received, it is feared that there is little doubt that he and a' few more on duty were killed instantly from a torpedo explosion.

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J. A. SMITH, Sergt. Pilot, R.A.F.V.R., after training and receiving his wings in South Africa, was posted immediately to a squadron in Tunisia as fighter pilot, flying a Kittyhawk fighter bomber ; he was reported missing from air operations over South Italy in September, 1943, and no further news has so far been received.

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News has been received of the following, known to be Prisoners of War : T. H. TWIDALE, in Camp 122, near Rome ; T. E. SPALTON, in Stalag 18A, is working on a farm near Graz., South Austria ; G. G. LEDINGHAM, taken prisoner at Tobruk, 1942, was in Italy till August, 1943, and was then removed to Germany, Stalag 4D; C. HOOLE, reported missing in 1940, is in Stalag 20A8, is working on a farm and in good health ; K. B. ADAMS, taken at Singapore, is at Jinsen Camp, Chosen (Korea).; G. M. P. GREENING was taken prisoner in Italy, August, 1941, escaped in August, 1943, but failed to get through the German lines, and is now in Stalag XIA in Germany.

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The following is the official citation in connection with the award of the Military Cross to Temporary Captain J. E. JOHNSON, R.A. : " Owing to heavy calls on the Regiment's Observation Post resources it was found necessary to detail Captain Johnson for numerous Observa­tion Post duties during the period 28th July to 12th August, 1943, in the course of the Sicilian campaign. In particular, he was called upon to replace an officer who was killed at an Observation Post established in connection with the opera­tions to secure a bridgehead in the Catenuova area. This Observation Post was under heavy shell and mortar fire, but Captain Johnson continued to direct the fire of his Regiment with skill and accuracy and with considerable effect on enemy infantry and mortar positions. Subsequently, he was required to estab­lish an Observation Post on the exposed slope of Mt. Rivoglia, and later on Mt. Macherone, both of which were under considerable shell and mortar fire. As a result of his careful observation, and intelligent questioning of civilian refugees, Captain Johnson located an enemy gun area which was causing great discomfort to the infantry he was supporting, and his subsequent direction of the fire of his Regiment caused a marked decrease in the hostile fire, and at least two fires and heavy explosions. Captain Johnson at all times showed great tenacity and courage in his Observation Post duties, and his devotion to duty was an example of those with whom he was operating."


ONCE again a Prefects' Dance was held, on December 21st at the end of last term. As last year, it was held in the Assembly Hall, no more appro­priate place being available although a number were suggested. Unlike last year, however, tickets were 2/-, and an attempt was made to provide a good band : how far this was successful is a matter for personal opinion.

Noble efforts were made by the prefects to decorate, in a " Christmassy " way, .an otherwise cold Assembly Hall. The mistletoe suspended therein no doubt proved very useful to many of the com­pany. Coloured bulbs, salvaged from the " Shout," were hung in the Hall, a soft glow, rather than a good light, being obtained. The difficulties involved in suspending such bulbs can only be real­ised when one has seen some of our heftier members apparently defying Newton's laws, hanging over the balcony to reach the bulb-holders.

The dance itself was extremely success­ful, despite a somewhat " choppy " floor, and all those present would like to thank most heartily Mr. George Smith and Mr. Croft Baker (our co-M.C.'s') for their able control of the community. Both the M.C.'s appeared to be able to keep in step when they decided to brave the unknown regions of the floor, which can hardly be said for some of our more academic members ; their attempts, how­ever, were fully appreciated. The general behaviour of all was quite reasonable, and the upturned "pseudo-belisha-beacon " served its purpose very well as an ashtray. No one managed to over-indulge himself on the lemon-squash and buns so very kindly provided by Mrs. Helstrip and her henchman Annie, and, on the whole, everyone seemed satisfied with this form of refreshment. At one stage in the proceedings the darkened gallery seemed more in favour than the dance-floor-no doubt the band was, at that moment, playing some difficult dance such as a rhumba.

It is hoped that all who attended enjoyed it, and that the annual dance has now become one of our much appreci­ated School institutions.


Dear Sir,

It seemed to some of us up here that it was about time a Cambridge Letter appeared in the School Magazine, so here goes.

Owing to the war the number of pros­pective honours students has greatly diminished, but this reduction in numbers has been more than made up by the Short Course cadets, who are just recovering from their examinations.

Among the ordinary students is J. E. Eardley, of Caius, who is reading medicine. This is his second year here, and he is very busy reading for his second M.B. He finds time, however, to do a little singing, and is an enthusiastic squash player. J. H. Shaw, at Sidney Sussex, reading Natural Sciences, is a keen chess player, and also lends his support to the Alchem­ists' Society and the Physics Society. Although he has not rowed before, he is taking up rowing next term. B. Hitchcock, at Clare, is another first year man. He too is reading Natural Sciences, and may be seen about in a fur-lined leather lumber-jacket. He has played Soccer regularly for his college.

The Navy is well represented among the cadets by C. Sturdy, of Sidney Sussex, who is reading aero-engineering for the Fleet Air Arm. He has done very well indeed in his exams., gaining a distinction. B. N. Kington, at Christ's, is reading Engineering on a Royal Marines course. He occasionally plays both Soccer and Rugger for his college, and is also the Rover Mate for the Christ's patrol of the University Crew. K. C. Manterfield (R.A.F.), who left K.E.S. some time ago, is on an Arts Course at Queens'. He, too, has done very well in his exams. He plays Soccer and Hockey for his college, and has taken part in several musical societies in Queen's and other colleges.

Some of you may remember the follow­ing O.E.'s, who left some time ago J. Hadfield, now a Modern Languages scholar at St. Catherine's ; Winch, who is reading history at Christ's ; and G. R. Keep, who is yet another Natural Scientist, and is at Clare College. It seems that K.E.S. is well represented in every sphere of College activities. O.E.'s up here, how­ever, feel the need of some club where they could meet one another, similar to the " Seventh Club " at that other place.

Yours, etc., N. K.


THE arrangements of the I.S.A. this term have not fulfilled the high promise of the early days of the association. Following upon two debates, a play-reading, and a discussion, the remaining fixture of this term is a Social, to be held at St. William's Church Hall on March 18th : a larger attendance is expected at this function than at most of the previous ones. The representatives look forward to a rejuvenation of the principles of the Association, and its continued success in the future           

F. F.


" India" : introduced by K. S. ELLIS.

THE speaker who introduced the subject outlined at considerable length certain salient features of the present distressed position in India. He failed, however, to offer any concrete suggestions for improvement, and at this stage Fenton introduced some sug­gestions which, though based on sound common-sense and a thorough analysis of all factors involved, failed to find favour with the members, especially Stringer, who embarked on an enthusiastic, if totally unsuccessful defence, of private enterprise. Ellis favoured the audience with a further exposition on certain points, and eventually arrived at an impasse of self-contradiction. The meeting closed in an atmosphere of high argument and some personal abuse.

" A State Medical Service": intro­duced by Dr. J. PEMBERTON.

Dr. Pemberton's introduction was divided into two parts, an account of the present medical services, their merits and defects, and the advantages and dis­advantages of a possible State Medical Service. Farrell, who arrived shortly after the close of the Doctor's remarks, criticised many of the points the speaker had made, with enthusiasm if without any clear conception of logical principles. Dr. Pemberton put up a stout defence against this deluge of illogicality, and other points in defence of state service were made by Rhodes. An interesting feature of the discussion, which first appeared in the latter's remarks, was the idea that doctors should keep the nation healthy rather than cure diseases. The meeting closed with an expression of thanks to the visitor, and a generally favourable attitude towards the future State Medical Service.

F. F.


A Double Acrostic is here, with its Double,
And each solves the other to save you the trouble.

Do bis acrostichion geminaque ambage paratum,
ut socium geminum solvat utrumque suum.

Quaere duas urbes novitatis nomine ductas, quas tamen antiquas non nova fama docet

Two cities are here, famed on History's page,

Though they both have a name that denies them an age.

1. Vivus habet quivis, etenim vel mortuus idem.

These, faultless in virtue, you'd thank if they hurt you.

2. Quaerenti " veniam ? " veniam simul ore dat illa.

There's no one can whack that young lady for back-chat.

3. Impiger is, linquat tamen extra limina caudam.

Seems nimble and hale, but lacking a tail.

4. Intret equus ; partes tamen ejice posteriores.

In square hole a round one is rare, if a sound one.

5. Doctus alumnus adest ; ni detrahis, excidit ensis.

You'll find this is bovine in essence, and no wine.

6. Horridus umbrarum vent incola, mortis imago.

Our forebear, related by some link undated.

7. Aera sic vacuo, quo defuit ante, remitto.

Describe what you bale out, but please leave the tail out.

8. Squalidus ad tres, heu, partes ; ' to neglege quartam.

Refers oft to detail that one shrinks to retail.

(One solution for each light solves both the English and the Latin clue).





P. W. L. Dr. F. A.
19 14 3 2 72 27

THE final record of this year's Eleven is a little better than that of last year's very successful team. How­ever, the team has been beaten by another School (Ackworth).

The players have not been quite so successful on the very heavy grounds experienced this term. In addition, there have been several changes in the com­position of the team due to illness. The deputies have been very efficient, but changes always disturb the team-play.

Merrills has proved to be a very capable goalkeeper. The full-backs have been very good with Whatlin's speed and strong tackle very prominent. D. R. Robinson has improved steadily and has developed his clearances. The half-backs have been very sound both in attack and defence.

The forwards have again lacked " punch " in the middle. Granville on the right wing has been the most danger­ous forward. Lindsay, at inside-right, has worked the ball well and has scored some excellent goals with his head. Haywood has played some useful games but he has not the build or speed of a centre-forward. White has played quiet but effective football at inside-left. On the left-wing, Frost has improved steadily during the season, but has only played one game this term.  Keighley has been a very useful utility player and has had valuable 1st XI experience.

On the whole the season has been very successful, and Mr. Bestall's sound coach­ing has been in very great evidence. Major has made an excellent Captain and his strong play has always inspired the rest off the team.

R. R. S.




P. W. L. Dr. F. A.
15 12 3 0 73 23

Of the six matches played this term, four have been won and two lost. The composition of the team has varied from time to time, but all the players have acquitted themselves well. At times there has been a tendency to indulge in too much close passing on heavy grounds with a resultant loss of effectiveness.

The final record of the team is very good and augurs well for next year, when several players will be promoted to the 1st XI.

R. R. S.


Jan. 8

At Firth Park.

K.E.S. 4, Firth Park G.S. 1.

Jan. 22

At home.

K.E.S. 0, Barnsley G.S. 2.

Jan. 29

At home. K.E.S.

4, Woodhouse G.S. 5.

Feb. 12

At Ackworth.

K.E.S. 4, Ackworth School 1.

Feb. 19.

At Chesterfield.

K.E.S. 1, Chesterfield G.S. 0.

Feb. 26

At High Storrs.

K.E.S. 5, High Storrs G.S. 0.



P. W. L. Dr. F. A.
5 1 3 1 3 14


Feb. 26 At home. K.E.S. 3, High Storrs G.S. 2.


At the end of last term I wrote hope­fully of the team's chances in the second half of the season. Unfortunately these hopes have not materialised, at any rate, as far as results are concerned. This season the team has played twelve matches and have won three of these. However, four matches were lost by the margin of only a single goal. During the course of the season the team has scored 21 goals. We have been seriously hampered by illness on many occasions and this has often been the cause of a heavy defeat. On the few occasions when we have fielded the strongest team, we have not been disgraced. Of individual players, Lindley has continued to hold the team together in his position of Captain. Mention must be made too, of Fletcher, a new discovery at half-back. He has played keenly and tackled well. The last match of the season was one of the best, when we beat High Storrs by 5 goals to 3. On this occasion the team tried very hard in spite of the very bad conditions in which the game was played.

A. G. C.



1st XI Awards.-A. Merrills, D. H. Kay, G. Horn.

MARCH, 1944.

1st XI Re-awards.-J. Whatlin, R. J. Lindsay.

1st XI Awards.-N. White, D. R. Robinson.

2nd XI Re-awards.-J. G. Burgan, S. Lane.

2nd XI Awards.-P. J. Frost, C. K. Haywood, P. S. Granville, D. W. Wood, J. B. W. Keighley, R. P. Malby, B. Grant, I. M. Beattie, D. M. E. Allen.


FINAL TABLES, 1943-44.

1st XI.
  P. W. L. Dr. F. A. Pts
Sherwood 14 11 1 2 47 13 24
Clumber 14 10 2 2 54 22 22
Welbeck 13 8 3 2 31 23 18
Arundel 13 8 4 1 60 21 17
Wentworth 14 4 9 1 29 43 9
Haddon 14 3 9 2 22 45 8
Lynwood 13 3 9 1 19 59 7
Chatsworth 13 1 11 1 16 52 3
Clumber 14 12 0 2 100 .11 26
Sherwood 14 12 1 1 60 17 25
Welbeck 14 9 5 0 54 30 18
Lynwood 14 6 8 0 35 53 12
Haddon 14 5 9 0 30 36 10
Arundel 14 4 10 0 33 78 8
Chatsworth 14 3 9 2 .28 75 8
Wentworth 14 2 11  20 60 5
3RD. XI.
Chatsworth 14 12 1 1 93 9 25
Sherwood 14 9 3 2 58 38 20
Lynwood 1.4 8 6 0 73 30 16
Clamber 14 5 3 6 50 36 16
Wentworth 14 7 5 2 36 54 16
Welbeck 14 4 8 2 33 52 10
Arundel 14 4 10 0 30 77 8
Haddon 14 1 12 1 14 84 3


FINAL.- Sherwood beat Wentworth by 2 goals to 1.



Although the 1st Football XI started off quite well at the beginning of the season, it dropped off considerably in the second round of the league, and finally finished fourth. More keenness should be shown among the older members of the House, and the younger members should be congratulated on the willingness they have shown in turning out for games, even though the 2nd and 3rd XI's finished rather near the wrong end of their respective tables. We are now looking forward to a good turn-out for the Cross Country and the Sports, and we shall have to do our best in the former event to try to bring off the " Double " over again. We were very sorry earlier on in. the term to hear of the death, on operations, of Pilot Officer D. A. Rollin, D.F.C., a former member of the House. The House has now had eight ex-members killed in the war, while four are prisoners of war.


This term has not been a brilliant one for Chatsworth, at least as far as foot­ball is concerned. We congratulate the 3rd XI on their victory in winning the cup. Unfortunately the 1st XI has won only one game this season. This lack of success may be attributed to marked individualistic tendencies amongst the older people. Team-work has not been good. The same applies to the Water Polo team, which has, however, turned out regularly for the impromptu winter games ; their en­thusiasm should bring some reward next term. It is to be hoped that the House will at least equal last season's performance at Cricket ; and we look forward to good results from the promising youngsters of the House in the Junior Cross Country and in the Athletic Sports. With a better all-round effort, next term can be successful for Chatsworth. This term we lose two good men, Stringer and Hirst, who are taking up University Short Courses for the Army and Navy respectively. We appreciate all they have done for the House and wish them every future success. Hearty congratulations to D. R. Robinson-now a Prefect.


The past football season has been very satisfactory on the whole for Clumber. We have gained one cup-the Second Eleven-which will do something to relieve the empty look of our cupboard ; the 1st XI, though not successful in winning the championship, has gained the very creditable position of runner-up, and as the majority of the players will still be at School next season, we may expect to do even better then. At the time of writing, the Cross Country has not yet been held, but we are hoping to gain some success in this field too, and if the members of the teams put in sufficient training there is no reason why we should not gain first place this year. The Sports will be held at the beginning of next term, and here again we have every chance of improving on last year's position of runners-up. Meanwhile, we wish the best of luck to all those who are entering for the Sports.


We congratulate Cantrell on being awarded an Associateship of the Royal College of Organists. This term, the House elevens have not been successful in their games. In general the standard both of enthusiasm and playing has not been unexceptionable. We should be glad of a little more keenness in the middle School next term. It only remains to wish the individual entrants and the teams under Cockersole the best of luck in both the Cross Country and the Athletic Sports.


. .

This term has not been very successful as far as football is concerned. The 1st XI has only obtained one point since Christmas and has consequently finished up as seventh in the league. As our present 1st XI will for the most part be unchanged next season, it should then attain once more Lynwood's right­ful position at the top of the league. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have finished their matches, being fourth and third in their respective leagues, and although their performances have been relatively better than that of the 1st XI. they too, must try much harder next season. It is expected that when this reaches print, the Cross Country teams will have shown good form; and practising during the holidays for the Sports next term is advocated. We also look for­ward to a successful term on the cricket field. The house congratulates G! K. Stanfield on being made a prefect.


We congratulate Lane on being appointed prefect and on his enthusi­astic leadership of the House League 1st XI, who have enjoyed a remarkably successful season, being league cham­pions. At the end of last term the Knock-out team won the Cup by beat­ing Wentworth in the final. The 2nd and 3rd XI's have also done very well, being runners-up in their respective leagues. It has been a season on which all members of the house can look back with satisfaction. At the end of this term we are to lose the services of Major, our House Captain, who is leaving to take a University Short Course for the R.A.F. at Oxford, where we wish him every success.


The spirit of the House has improved considerably this term. The 1st XI has ended up third, which is very creditable, considering the bad start to the season. Most notable was the 2-1 victory over Sherwood, when Welbeck played like a champion team. The 2nd XI, in the capable hands of Haywood, has also finished third, which is very satisfactory. The 3rd XI has been rather weak this season. This can only be attributed to the slackness and unconcern of the persons concerned. It is to be hoped that in future the younger members of the House will show a very much keener interest in their House. We' look forward to a successful cricket season in the Welbeck tradition. We are very sorry to say goodbye to Whatlin, who has been one of the pillars of the House for a long time. Congratulations go to Fenton and Farrell on being appointed Prefects.


After losing 2-1 to Sherwood in the Knock-out Final, we have not had much success in the League. This has been due to some extent to the illnesses and accidents which have pervaded our ranks, and stricken down several of our best players. We have come about half-way down the list. The 2nd XI results have been disappointing, but the 3rd XI has shown much promise. Training has already started for the Cross Country Run on March 25th, and we shall field quite a strong team for this event. If all our members are present we should achieve some measure of success in the Athletic Sports next term, in spite of the new 14-16 events. We are drawn against Sherwood in the Tug of War and the issue remains doubtful. Next term we start cricket and swimming. Our cricket team, under Kay, contains some talent, and our swimming team under Ditchfield, will renew the old rivalry with Sher­wood, both Houses being weaker than previously. Lastly, we offer our most hearty congratulations to Kay on his Prefectship.


J. RICHMOND, M.B.E., Lieut. R.N., to Miss M. C. Amour of Sheffield, on October 4th, 1943.

F. L. EASTWOOD, Cpl., R.A.O.C., to Miss Peggy Marshall of Taunton, on June 1st, 1943.

A. J. SPEDDING, Lieut. R.A.S.C., to Subaltern Tony Lowe, A.T.S., of Manchester, on February 3rd, 1944.


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