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by Foureyes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 34
Views: 2141

REMOVAL OF CHOBA MEMBERSHIP

For information, I have exchanged emails with CHOBA Board concerning the infamous five. I pointed out that it is my understanding from reading the Rules of CHOBA that full membership is granted automatically to: 'Any pupil at the school..' and also to 'Past members of the teaching staff, pastoral st...
by Foureyes
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6732

Re: Dobbie's departure

The Le Grice family is descended from a man of that name who was at C.H. and a contemporary of Lamb and Coleridge. A Grecian, he went on to take Holy Orders and was then selected to be the personal chaplain to a very wealthy widow in Cornwall, whom he subsequently married. From 'in-house' to 'in-bed...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH and the Armed Services
Replies: 50
Views: 6122

Re: CH and the Armed Services

I will probably get told off by the Moderator, but would like to add a word about Chief Bradley which, I think, I may have said before on another thread. I used to visit the school CCF in the 1980s and had many chats with 'Chiefy', who, by any standard, was an exceptional man. On one occasion he tol...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THANK YOU, JULIAN
Replies: 4
Views: 443

THANK YOU, JULIAN

Dear All, I suggest that we all owe a major debt of thanks to Julian, who founded this Forum way back when and has kept it going ever since. The Forum serves a multitude of purposes from individual reminiscences, through parents' chit-chat, to the current and very serious topic of abuse. In the latt...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie's departure
Replies: 109
Views: 6732

Re: Dobbie's departure

"By clique I meant a group of friends > 2" At the risk of being pedantic (but, hell, why not?) there is a subtle difference between a clique and a group of friends. A clique is a social group of like-minded people who share a common interest and who resent (or even prevent) outsiders from joining u...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

I was commenting on the phrase "the stifling and smug atmosphere of the postwar years" which, I repeat, I find patronising. Thus, I was not reminiscing on wartime years for the sake of it, but to explain my view. So, if it is thought that my contribution was irrelevant, then the phrase to which I ob...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

"were of a generation where we had witnessed the stifling and smug atmosphere of the postwar years,.." I find that exceptionally patronising and quite undeserved. I was born in 1938, so lived through the war and its aftermath. Most people in the UK had experienced bombing, or had relatives who had....
by Foureyes
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 13529

Re: Expelled

In amplificaion of selintenenj "That sounds fun. No Uncle's one was more like this - an M20: http://modernfirearms.net/userfiles/ima ... 229055.jpg" That is much more likely. Even the British Army would be hard pushed to lose a MOBAT, which was quite large and mounted on two wheels. In British Servi...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 13529

Re: Expelled

Actually, the names predate Kirby. In 1920-21 the War Office presented some ex-German guns to schools whose OTCs (CCFs) had contributed a significant number of ex-pupils to the Army during the late war. C.H. received two which were sited at either end of the Quarter Mile. Then, in 1939-40 when the c...
by Foureyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 13529

Re: Expelled

As a bit of light-hearted relief on a Monday morning, and to pursue the names topic, why are the copses at either end of the Quarter Mile called 'East Gun Copse' and 'West Gun Copse', respectively?
David
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

I suggest that the Scout camp issue revolves around who was running the camp - presumably the C.H. Scout Master, who would also have been (I assume) a master at C.H.??
David
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

A fair point, but that was none of my business and I certainly was not an executor. I was interested in the Army Foundation as it applied to C.H. I only knew about the money for the C.H. Scouts because I had a copy of Hankin's Will and saw it mentioned. But, as I said in the previous post, the money...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

"What control over CH Scout pack did CH School/foundation have ?" I may be able to help a little bit, but need to explain my involvement. I was never a member of the Scouts, but became peripherally involved over Barclay Hankin's Will. In brief, he was an Old Blue and somewhat eccentric (now there's ...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 13529

Re: Expelled

At the risk of seeming flippant on a serious thread, I must comment on: "Bromine in the tea doesn't work on girls! " Ah, the good old bromide myth ((not bromine, by the way) has been around for over a century and it is truly remarkable that it still keeps going. It originated in the trenches in Worl...
by Foureyes
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 9718

Re: Roger Martin

Richard, You write: " My assessment is that there were at least 50 from World War 2 on ." I regret that I did not express myself properly. I do not challenge that the police and school have some 20-30 cases on hand and that you assess that there could be "...at least 50." However, my point is that n...