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   David Vail


Rev. David Vail

House: Grigg
Year: Jan 1944 - Dec 1947

My time at 'Patch' seems a very long time ago. I went to POW in January 1944 and left in December 1947. I was in Grigg House under 'Bush' Forrest until they transferred us to New House in 1945?

My only academic achievement was to be promoted from 6c to 1a; then 2a etc!!     I had the distinction of being beaten by Tony Archer because I was spotted riding two on a bike on my way home to Parklands where we lived.

I left School to join the Land Bank of Kenya in 1948 and left for UK and Durham to train as an Anglican Clergyman in 1953. It was my special privilege to be Chaplain of Eldoret from 1962 to 1970, then Chaplain of Boma (Kenya High School) from 1971 to 1977. I also served in Rwanda and Burundi, Versailles, Virginia Water (yes Wentworth Colf Course was in my Parish!), and I retired in 1996; since when we have done a number of locums in different parts of the world.

I live in Reading, England and would like to get in touch with any Old Cambrians from my era who remember me.

(Registered - 20th July 2007)

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