Old Brightonians in WW2

14 August 2014

Peter Farrar (Ch. 1938-42)

Peter Farrar (Ch. 1938-42), a former city education official of more than 30 years who helped set up some of Oxford’s most recognised institutions has died aged 89.

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02 July 2014

Tony Bray (L. 1939-42)

Tony Bray (L. 1939-42), who died on July 2nd 2014 aged 88, was a stockbroker who was identified, last year, as the first serious boyfriend of the young Margaret Thatcher (or Margaret Roberts, as she was before her marriage to Denis Thatcher). 

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08 November 2012

Flt Lt. O .C. Chave ( C 1926-31)

Following the recent death of Flt Lt Walker (G. 1927-31) Christopher Chave (BCJS 1954-56, D. 1956-60) kindly got in touch with the OB office and sent us some rather wonderful newspaper cuttings and photographs of his father, Flt Lt Owen Cecil Chave (C. 1926-1931) who was killed in action in WWII.

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21 October 2012

Flight Lieutenant William Louis Buchanan Walker (G. 1927-31)

Flight Lieutenant William Walker, who has died aged 99, was shot down in his Spitfire during the Battle of Britain and wounded. Late in his life, having become the oldest surviving pilot of the Battle, he wrote poetry in memory of his fellow aircrew.

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18 October 2012

Charles Fraser-Smith (S. 1918-22)

Charles Fraser-Smith (26 January 1904 - 9 November 1992) was an author and one-time missionary who is widely credited as being the inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond quartermaster Q. During World War II, Fraser-Smith worked for the Ministry of Supply, fabricating equipment for SOE agents operating in occupied Europe. Prior to the war, Fraser-Smith had worked as a missionary in North Africa. After the war he purchased a dairy farm in Bratton Fleming, Devon, where he died in 1992.

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16 November 2009

Lieutenant-Commander Michael Langman (B. 1935-40)

Lieutenant-Commander Michael Langman, who has died aged 88, enjoyed three distinct flying careers, served in two Navies and was recognised for his bravery over the western desert and the Mediterranean.

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05 November 2009

Col David Travers Worsley Gibson (ex staff)

Former Second World War Phantom Signals officer, Col David Travers Worsley Gibson, has died, aged 92Former Second World War Phantom Signals officer, Col David Travers Worsley Gibson, has died, aged 92

Born in London, Col Gibson was commissioned into the Royal Signals in August, 1937, after graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He set off for France as part of the British Expeditionary Force at the outbreak of the war in 1939, before retreating to Dunkirk in 1940.

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Art
17 June 2009

John Worsley (C. 1932-35)

Born: 16th February 1919, Liverpool, England Died: 2000

Energetic artist who drew a debonair police hero for the Eagle comic, and created Albert RN, the dummy hero of a famed wartime escape.

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17 June 2009

Lieutenant-Colonel Freddie Allen (S. 1927-27)

Lieutenant-Colonel Freddie Allen, who has died aged 92, won two DSOs in 1945 in the battles of the Ardennes and the Reichswald.

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