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   John Eager


John Eager

Nickname: Guggs
House: Intermediate/Hawke
Years: 1959-1962

Many memories; sneaking in to the valley next to Hawke House for a "fag" and sometimes a beer from the duka in the valley. Building a hide out in the valley where we could smoke and having a drink without being seen and which was later destroyed by the Police, who apparently thought it was some sort of terrorist hide-out! Firework night at school, with rockets going off down the dorm', Peter Eddy, Chris Kerr and Andrew Duncan blowing up one of the Mau - Mau watch towers one night! Getting the first javelin record on sports day (with Tucker from Scott House).

I am now retired after being in the oil industry for some thirty - five years. Starting in Kenya, after leaving school and doing a bit of Kenya Regiment service, I joined Total Oil and worked in depot operations. After two years I moved to South Africa where I lived for twelve years, working with Caltex and then Sonap, a subsidiary of Mobil.

At the end of 1977 I moved back to the UK where I worked with Duckhams Oil covering Devon (where I was born), Cornwall and Somerset. In January 1980 I moved to Australia and joined Caltex with whom I remained until the end of 1999. During that time I was involved in the marketing and the technical applications of lubricants and went off shore to Pakistan and India from 1993 to 1994 working with Caltex Pakistan and India.

I now live on a three acre property in the middle of the well known wine producing Clare Valley in South Australia, where I do a bit of part time work in the vineyards and cellar door wine sales area.

Some photos below - the rifle range, squash court, Main School and swimming pool 1962. Also myself with POW / Kitale mates on Mount Elgon. The photo on the left is half way up Elgon with L to R Peter Eddy( Nicholson), Rick Brendon (Scott) and myself. The photo on the right is on the top of Elgon with L T R Peter Eddy, Rick Brendon and David Fleming (Hawke), all taken 1962.

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(Registered - 30th November 2002)

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