OBs in the Armed Services

Brighton College has a long & proud history of service in the Armed Forces - both in times of peace and of conflict.

 

We present here a collection of related articles, obituaries and features - a growing resource of content that we hope will adequately represent the high regard and pride in which we hold these brave men & women.

  • Brighton College commemorates the Old Brightonians who died at The Somme 100 years ago this year.

  • My book ‘These Chivalrous Brothers. The Mysterious Disappearance of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition is to be published on January 29th. The book tells for the first time the story of the Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century.

  • It can be a hard transition back to ‘civvy street’ for those military personnel who have served their country to keep us all safe. Years of tours, being away from family and not living a 9-5 life, can make it difficult for those who need to find a new direction when the time comes. Alex Hardman (Al. 1982-85) is Programme Leader at Plumpton College for 11 years and co-leads the HighGround Course, which started last year and is the only course of its kind in the country.

  • Every Boy Remembered - an update

    Friday, 06 November 2015

    The Brighton College Roll of Honour lists 147 former pupils killed during the Great War. One of the first two officers killed in the conflict was Second Lt. Vincent Waterfall, of Hampden House/Chichester House, aged just 22. Old Brightonians fought and died in Palestine, at the Somme, at Ypres, and in the final push for victory in the week before the Armistice was signed, on 11 November 1918.

     

    Fundraising is continuing to provide a visible memorial of the sacrifice of 147 Old Brightonians who died. There are 72 boys sponsored now, with a further 75 remaining to commemorate.

  • Head Master Richard Cairns is re-introducing the classic Brighton College Boater for the first time in 47 years. The decree is a moving homage to the 147 Old Brightonians who died during the Great War, and will be in force from Thursday 23rd April to coincide with St. George's Day.

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