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   Angus McDonald


Angus McDonald

Nickname: "MAC" (what else!)
House: Hawke
Years: 1934-1937

Memories of the School:
  • Capt. B W L Nicholson DSO RN (Retd) Headmaster and French teacher; Vice-head -"Burbly" Astley; "Bush" Forrest & "Rooikop" Redhead (OTC); J Twells-Gross and "Moony" Barton (Latin & English Literature); "Ginger" Gledhill; Rev. Jimmy Gillette; "Jackie" Lindahl (Science); "Nyoka" Luckham.
  • Silver Jubilee of King George V (1935) - every boy planted a tree somewhere on the grounds. particularly round the cricket oval.
  • Empire Day ceremonies - Capt. Nick in full naval uniform - OTC march past in line-abreast!
  • "Work Parties" in lieu of sport on some afternoons when all the boys had to carry out maintenance to the sports grounds i.e. weeding, mowing and rolling pitches etc, etc.

  • First job with PWD at 5 per month (jobs were hard to come by in those times).
  • After 3 months moved to a job in life assurance, but called up for army service on 30th August 1939.
  • Released from war service 1946 with rank of captain and returned to pre-war job.
  • Played hockey for Old Cambrians 2nd team.
  • Joined Kenya Regiment on reformation in 1950 as Private. Served full time for two years during Mau Mau mainly as Asst Adjutant. Awarded Coronation Medal.
  • Married 1953 to Jane Dunn (Limuru Girls School).
  • 1960 transferred by employer to South Africa.
  • Retired on pension in 1977 and settled in Cape Town.

    Getting a bit "mzee" now, but would delighted to hear from, or of, anyone that may remember me!

    (Registered - 4th August 2005)

  • If anyone wishes to contact Angus, please e-mail webmaster@oldcambrians.com to obtain his contact details