Memories of the School:
Many enjoyable memories but the one that stands out the most is the Combined School Rugby tour of Uganda in 1964. Played
Entebbe (Won), Kampala (Lost) Jinja (Won) and Presidents XV in Kampala (Lost). Apart from the rugby, we had a ball
thanks to David Hogge (PoW) who was the Master in Charge giving us a great deal of freedom. For most of us, it was the
first time we had tasted Bell draught lager after the game against Jinja.
Other times that were not so great, was standing outside the Hawke House Boot Room on the last day of term, with Ian
Curran, John Faulkner-Taylor and Chris Hearn, to receive the cuts from the Housemaster, David Hogge, for not turning up
to pick up rubbish before the swimming gala.
Since leaving the School:
After leaving school, worked on a tea plantation at Limuru and then did a short stint with a gem mining company in
Left Kenya in January 1967 and spent 6 months in the Seychelles before moving to the UK. I could only hack 2 years
of cold weather and emmigrated to Australia with my cousin Richard Langlois (Hawke House) in 1969.
Started off in Adelaide where I met up with Ian Curran (Hawke House). I landed a job as a sales rep. with a
telecommunications equipment company and was transferred to Sydney in 1971.
Married my wife Diana in 1975 and we have daughters Larissa and Elizabeth who between them, have provided us with
six grand children.
In 1991 I started up my own telecommunications equipment eompany which I am still running.
Currently living in the Yarramalong Valley which is approximately 80 Kmís north of Sydney.
(Registered - 17th April 2006)
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