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   Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch) - RAF Club, Piccadilly, London - 26th April 2014

Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch)
Annual Lunch/Reunion
Saturday, 26th April 2014
at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London.

Below is a report of the evening + some photos - click on them to enlarge
Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4
Table 5 Table 6 Table 7 Table 8
Table 9

More photos below the report

What a wonderful Old Cambrian Society Annual Lunch & Reunion ....... probably one of the best!!

89 people were registered to attend, but on the day there were 84 that enjoyed the wonderful surroundings of the Royal Air Force Club. It was truly a very international event, with Old Cambrians travelling from all over the world for the lunch - from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Philippines, British Virgin Islands, Spain, Jersey, Scotland and from all over England.

There was overwhelming acceptance to keep the lunchtime format, and unanimous support to continue holding this worldwide Old Cambrian Society gathering in London and at the prestigious venue which provides superb service and food, and excellent value for money.
Old Cambrian Society Secretary, Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-5), acted as Master of Ceremonies for the day, and Host for the event was Royal Air Force Club member Alan Murdoch (Rhodes 1945-50). Grateful thanks was expressed to Steve and Alan for organising such a successful gathering, which gave Old Cambrians the opportunity to see old school friends, and reminisce with them, some not having seen each other for 50+ years!!

Derek Breed (Grigg 1952-53) gave a brilliant presentation of the work he is involved in with the East African Cricket Foundation, and during this we saw a fascinating video of the Foundation's work. The mission of the EACF is "to transform the lives of young East Africans through sustainable cricket and education activity by instilling and developing values, skills and attitudes that will enhance the life-chances and employment prospects of thousands of disadvantaged young people."

As one of four "hub" schools, Nairobi School/Prince of Wales School is at the heart of the project to introduce cricket to underprivileged children, most of whom have never heard of cricket. It will have the added benefit of re-introducing cricket to our school after many years of being totally absent from the sports curriculum.

The web site for the East Africa Cricket Foundation is http://eacfoundation.org.uk and the video link will be posted here once it is widely available on the Internet.

The next Old Cambrian Society (UK) Annual Reunion Lunch will be on Saturday 18th April 2015, at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London.

Some more photos from the event.

Lunch in The Ballroom

Lunch in The Ballroom

Peter Simpson, Denis Faugust and Paul Herd

John Bind & Corinna Steer (née Boase)

Tim Capon & Keith McAdam

Peter Sprosson & Rick Tyekiff

"Children" of former staff members of the Prince of Wales School
L-R: Peter Knight, Colin McCulloch, Elizabeth Scoble-Hodkins (née Walker),
Michael McCulloch, Jean Davies (née Capon), Corinna Steer (née Boase), John Capon, Tim Capon

Rick Tyekiff & John Bind

Derek Milton & Ross Tooley

David Sanderson & Peter Simpson

Bernard Dokelman & Dave Carpenter

L-R: Peter Keer-Keer, Tony Burton, Nigel Whiteley & Denis Faugust

Michael Riegels & Philip Udall

L-R: Duncan MacLennan, Humphrey Nightingale & Mike Albrecht

Cedric Gunson & Alan Murdoch

L-R: Derek Breed, Brian Hooper & Jeremy "JJ" Woods

Peter Simpson & Colin McCulloch

L-R: Denis Faugust, Corinna Steer (née Boase) & John Davis

Pre-lunch drinks in the Club Bar

L-R: George Robinson, Peter Knight, Bernard Dokelman,
David Dokelman & Dave Carpenter

L-R: Cedric Gunson, Brian Hooper & Denis Faugust

Pre-lunch drinks in the Club Bar

L-R: Philip Udall, Sergio Lecchini, Corinna Steer (née Boase),
Elizabeth Scoble-Hodgins (née Walker) & Michael McCulloch

L-R: Anne Davies, John Capon, Michael Riegels & Jerry Sirley