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by Foureyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 7775

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: 12190

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: 12190

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: 12190

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: 7775

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: 7775

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: 7775

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: 12190

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: 7775

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...
by Foureyes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 7775

Re: Roger Martin

Richard, You wrote: "It may help if the school actually say how many people are affected by this. They will have the figures but it is way beyond the 20+ who have made statements for the criminal proceedings. Once this figure is publicly known then people will begin to understand fully what has gone...
by Foureyes
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 12190

Re: Expelled

I can remember only one expulsion in my time: Lamb B 1948-55. Ian ----- was just junior to me and I knew him reasonably well. He was always up to something. On one occasion he talked me into going with him to the swimming baths at about midnight, where some of the Irish maids were supposed to be swi...
by Foureyes
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7509

Re: Letter to the Head Master

A couple of comments, if I may. " The post of Head Master and Clerk have been combined. " This is not correct, although there have been so many changes in the past decade at that level that confusion is understandable. I shall not bore you all with the history, but the posts of Head Master and Clerk...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

Great Plum wrote: " I think with child protection issues, it would be difficult to allow old blues a space within the ring fence that they can just turn up in... " With respect, that was not what I suggested at all. Of course, visiting Old Blues would have to go through the same security checks as e...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Tom Lawson: the interview

John Hopgood wrote: "David Miller and I are probably the only CHC committee members on this forum who remember the promise. CHC had a club room at the back near an entrance to the Council House. It was a room allowed to CHC when they moved down from London, and apart from some comfortable chairs, a ...
by Foureyes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Letter to the Head Master
Replies: 182
Views: 7509

Re: Letter to the Head Master

I make no apologies for repeating something I said earlier, namely that the CHOBA Board appears to have been totally inactive over this issue. Two of the most important responsibilities of the Board are to represent Old Blue issues to the school and school issues to Old Blues, and in both of these t...