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by J.R.
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Leave Days in Horsham
Replies: 20
Views: 3383

Re: Leave Days in Horsham

The only leave day I recall with relish was probably my last in 1963 when I and another OB travelled to my home by train and returned in the early evening. It was summer 1963 and somehow, I still don't know how, we managed it, managed to buy four cans of Worthington from the buffet car. It made the ...
by J.R.
Fri May 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: The school glider

The jumping, counting then pulling is the easy part !! The terra firma bit ain't so easy !! But I reckon they didn't figure on you having to work out that bit.
by J.R.
Sat May 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: What is CH for these days?
Replies: 32
Views: 4806

Re: What is CH for these days?

I hate to say it but, Onwards and Upwards??
by J.R.
Mon May 18, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: The school glider

You had to sit on your own parachute in the plane . . . made into a cushion All very well having a parachute. 1) have you ever used one? 2) could you get out to use it? My brother had one but he couldn't get out of the Lancaster Exactly my thoughts !! It takes ages to be trained to use one properly.
by J.R.
Sat May 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat - Non CH
Topic: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Pilgrim Fathers 1620 -- 400th anniversary -- any connections?

No direct connection other than William Mullins haled from my home town of Dorking. There is a blue plaque on his old home in West Street, centre of our antique business. "William Mullins (c. 1572 – 1621) and his family traveled as passengers on the historic 1620 voyage to America on the Pilgri...
by J.R.
Sat May 16, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Stories, Reminiscing & Teacher/Pupil Memories
Topic: Ken Grimshaw
Replies: 12
Views: 5028

Re: Ken Grimshaw

I remember playing both squash AND fives.
Squash I Iiked. I could take or leave fives.
by J.R.
Fri May 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The CCF Signals Section
Replies: 19
Views: 2784

Re: The CCF Signals Section

As I have previously said on the other thread, although 'Uncle' never taught me, I got on very well with him.

Strange in a way, but a bit of a Father figure to an only child who lost his Father when very young.
by J.R.
Wed May 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: R Rae

In my years at CH, I can honestly say that whilst I remember Rocker as a member of staff, and I knew him by sight, I do not think that I was ever once in his presence or heard him speak, not having been in his House or a class that he taught, or even a game that he refereed. I knew him mainly by re...
by J.R.
Sat May 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Hertford Memories
Topic: Yellow dresses
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: Yellow dresses

I seem to remember my Mother ALWAYS wore gloves and a hat when attending church services. It was considered the correct dress code.
by J.R.
Sat May 09, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: R Rae

But I seem to remember he did have a habit of rocking his chair back on the rear legs.
by J.R.
Fri May 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: R Rae
Replies: 23
Views: 4198

Re: R Rae

I remember Rae well. I came across his name before I went to CH. 3 of us went to CH from my Junior school, and Ian Johnson told me that his Housemaster was Hip Hip, after which I was supposed to say, "Who?", and he would say "Rae". Ian became a member of Mensa and Professor at N...
by J.R.
Thu May 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The school glider
Replies: 15
Views: 3188

Re: The school glider

I have vague recollections of the glider.

I can't remember it getting more than a couple of feet off the ground.
by J.R.
Mon May 04, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?
Replies: 76
Views: 17009

Re: Where does the word "Toyce" come from?

I don't remember them at all !!
by J.R.
Mon May 04, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 31
Views: 5156

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

Just to add some points. Anyone connected to/with armed forces during WW11 would in security/S.O.E, for obvious reasons, had their service records ' hidden '. ' Pongo ' was a common name for senior members of the R.A.F. As I remember him, he was a tall man. I seem to remember that Spitfire and possi...
by J.R.
Sun May 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Pongo - Eric Littlefield
Replies: 31
Views: 5156

Re: Pongo - Eric Littlefield

I only remember him as a master who presided over the dining hall and ran the R.A.F. section of the CCF. He never taught me but I know he had a fearsome reputation.