Kent Old Blues COBs
I am writing to you as the new organiser of the Kent Section of the CHA (COBS). I have agreed to take up the baton passed to me by my predecessor Geoffrey Tillotson. I hope that with your approval and help, together we can revive this section of the CHA. This news has now been formalised on the most recent CHA newsletter. Perhaps I should introduce myself.
I am Richard Briggs I originally hail from near Arundel in West Sussex.
I was in Housey from September 1960 through to July 1967.
I started in Prep A and in 1963 went up to Peele A
My time at CH as not crowned with any academic prowess in fact to the contrary, my performance was so limited, that I left before being â€œaskedâ€ to leave.
However I am proud to have been at CH because it taught me a great deal about the attributes of life particularly in the areas of self discipline, consideration of others and the projection of ones self as a contributing member of society.
My immediate post CH time saw me finish full time education and then drift through a number of jobs until I joined the Scientific Civil Service (MoD) in 1973.
Ironically this posting was to a base just north of Horsham at Langhurst.
I joined as a Photographer and underwent intensive vocational training and external education. This path eventually lead me into a formal science based role, which I still hold albeit within a now privatised arm of the defence industry.
I, along with my family, moved to Kent in 1977 when the Petroleum Warfare Establishment at Langhurst closed, and have been based just outside Sevenoaks ever since.
I am married to Stephanie and as we approach our 38th wedding anniversary are the proud parents of three and grandparents of a further three.
My personal interests include photography, fly fishing, walking and foreign travel.
I would welcome any contacts with Kent or near Kent based Old Blues and am open to suggestions and ideas on how to proceed with the revitalisation of this section of the CHA. For those of you interested I can supply a questionnaire (pdf) direct to your email address.
I can be reached either through a reply on this forum or indirectly through the CHA centrally.
Since taking on this role towards the end of May this year I have received over 30 positive respones in relation to the revitalisation of this Old Blues section.
Hope to hear from more of you soon.