Sir John Whitehead CA 43-50

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Sir John Whitehead CA 43-50

Post by Kit Bartlett » Thu May 01, 2014 4:59 pm

Is the above named the first Old Blue whose memorial service , held yesterday in St. Paul's Cathedral, was attended by a representative of HM the Queen ? I assume that by protocol she would normally be represented for former Ambassadors although whether this applies to all such posts or only for the more important countries I do not know. There have been other OB Ambassadors such as C.T. Brant (LA 39-48) and A.C.Buxton (Mid B 36-43).
Would she have been so represented at Sir Barnes Wallis's does any one know ?

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Post by Kit Bartlett » Sun May 04, 2014 6:14 pm

I have just found from Google that the memorial service for Sir Barnes Wallis was attended by HRH the Prince of Wales in St. Paul's Cathedral in 1980. The whole school was there.

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Post by Goatherd » Sun May 04, 2014 7:20 pm

Slightly off topic, but the whole school went to Westminster Abbey in 1966. I've always remembered that as being to do with Barnes Wallis, but it wasn't!

"IN MEMORY OF KING EDWARD VI BURIED IN THIS CHAPEL THIS STONE WAS PLACED HERE BY CHRIST'S HOSPITAL IN THANKSGIVING FOR THEIR FOUNDER 7 OCTOBER 1966."
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Post by Mid A 15 » Sun May 04, 2014 8:29 pm

Goatherd wrote:Slightly off topic, but the whole school went to Westminster Abbey in 1966. I've always remembered that as being to do with Barnes Wallis, but it wasn't!

"IN MEMORY OF KING EDWARD VI BURIED IN THIS CHAPEL THIS STONE WAS PLACED HERE BY CHRIST'S HOSPITAL IN THANKSGIVING FOR THEIR FOUNDER 7 OCTOBER 1966."
That makes at least two of us who didn't know the true reason why we all went to London on that occasion. I remember being told that it was in connection with the commemoration of the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
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