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by Foureyes
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB
Replies: 0
Views: 42

RESEARCH - FLYING BOMB

I am researching the Flying Bomb/Doodlebug/V-1 which landed and exploded near the C.H. Infirmary at about 5a.m. on 29 June 1944. It came within an ace of inflicting a major catastrophe, but thankfully caused only one minor injury and some relatively minor physical damage. Although eyewitnesses will ...
by Foureyes
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

"why the school these days has to employ what seem to be dedicated staff in sports, arts, drama, etc" You are correct that many academic masters took on secondary roles, especially in sport, but, even so, I think that you are being a little unfair, or, perhaps, you memory is playing you false (as ha...
by Foureyes
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

Re: CH, Degrees and PPE (not the Coronavirus sort)

Concerning masters in the Manual School, I remember the arrival of Mr Ingledew in about 1951-53. He was also the Junior Housemaster in Lamb B, which was my house, and why I remember him. The reason for mentioning him is that I recall very clearly being told that he was the first master in the Manual...
by Foureyes
Sat May 23, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: What is CH for these days?

Loringa,
Yes, you are quite correct, the term 'non-foundationers' was the correct CH name for such pupils.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Sat May 23, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 1334

Re: What is CH for these days?

Like Loringa, I find myself, to my surprise, agreeing with the general thrust of Mr Redshaw's comments. As a matter of historical interest, C.H. has admitted what amounted to fee-payers from Day One. They attended the school, but were not on the roll - which is why it is difficult on occasions to ve...
by Foureyes
Fri May 15, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: The CCF Signals Section

" He also had expressive nicknames for almost all the boys whom he knew. These included Blossom, Henscold, Berkshire, Liz, Fuffinch, Percival, Gubbins, Weasel and Cow (for his senior sergeant, whom he greatly respected) ." One name I recall was 'Death' which apparently was due to the boy's jet black...
by Foureyes
Thu May 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 14
Views: 628

Re: The CCF Signals Section

David O'Meara's death was rather sad. Three retired C.H. masters, all living in single flats in Horsham, used to meet on Friday evenings for a pint (or two), something to eat and a long, long chat. One was Bob Rae, one was David O'Meara, but the name of the third I never knew. Anyway, one Friday Dav...
by Foureyes
Wed May 13, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: CCF alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: CCF alternative

I believe that the true progenitor of the PSG was John Twitchin (MaA 1952-60). John's father had been killed while serving in the RAF during the war and John became one of the four first four to be admitted to C.H. under Sir Barnes Wallis's RAF Foundation in 1951. John told me that he objected stron...
by Foureyes
Sun May 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1543

Re: R Rae

Should this not be moved to the 'reminiscences' section?
:shock: David
by Foureyes
Fri May 08, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 1543

Re: R Rae

Bob Rae was CO of the CCF when I was in the Army and responsible for liaison with the school. He is a real gentleman and I had a lot of respect for him. When I last heard of him, which was about 3-4 years ago, he was living in a flat in Horsham.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Tue May 05, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 2016

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Oliver,
Thank you. I shall not pursue this subject further, fascinating as it might be. Anyway, I had - and retain - too much respect for Pongo Littlefield as a teacher.
David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon May 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 2016

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Oliver says:
"But he did have a curious characteristic. Either he always wore a jock strap or his ‘wedding tackle’ was unusually small."

I have no wish to be prurient, but how on earth did you know that?

David :shock:
by Foureyes
Mon May 04, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 25
Views: 2016

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

I remember Pongo Littlefield with great respect. He taught me more about English grammar than any English language teacher and then taught me German. I recall 'Deutsches Leben' (with yellow covers) and 'Emil und die Detektive'. As a result of his excellent grounding I spent a month on an exchange vi...
by Foureyes
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The tragedy of William Gibbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: The tragedy of William Gibbs

Both Ian Allen himself and his company were very generous to Christ's Hospital, doing much work for free and where they had to charge keeping it down to the minimum. They designed and typeset two of my books f.o.c. and did a splendid job. It was a very sad day when they ceased their printing busines...
by Foureyes
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: WATER TOWER
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: WATER TOWER

AMP
Thanks. Will do,
David :shock: