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   Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch) - RAF Club, Piccadilly, London - 13th April 2019

Old Cambrian Society (UK Branch)
Annual Lunch/Reunion
Saturday, 13th April 2019
at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London.



The Old Cambrian Society (UK) 2019 Annual Reunion Lunch was held on Saturday 13th April at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London.

A special tribute was paid to Peter Simpson (Scott 1955-8) who had served as Secretary for 36 years up until 2002, and who sadly passed away in November 2018.

Numbers were again up with 73 attending from all around the world this year. A good sign that everyone had a thoroughly good time and the event went well, is that the five or more hours we spent together just flew by.

One of the great things about these annual reunions is that everyone meets up with old school pals and reminisces about the good times spent during their time at the Prince of Wales School/Nairobi School in Kenya, and we urge all "old boys" to make the journey to London at least once to experience the highlight of the OCS annual programme.


Table 1
L-R: Standing: Alice Manussis, George Coventry (Clive 1953-8), Keith Aikin (Clive 1954-8), Maurice “Taffy” Slapak (Grigg/Nicholson 1942-8)
Seated: Sergio Lecchini (Clive 1950-5), Brian Jeffries (Grigg 1949-53), Jen Jeffries, Derek Breed (Grigg 1952-3),
Alan Murdoch (Rhodes 1945-50), Rosemary Murdoch, Vera Lecchini


Table 2
Standing: Sylvia Skiba, John Davis (Grigg 1956-60), Neville Watson (Scott 1953-9)
Seated: Anita Wood, Brian Wood (Scott 1955-8), Peter Gabriel (Clive 1954-7), Françoise Gabriel, Jerry Sirley (Scott 1953-9), Anne Sirley

Table 3
L-R: Standing: Peter Sprosson (Rhodes 1954-9), Michael McCulloch (Scott 1955-61), Henry Dawson (Nicholson 1956-60),
David Tooley (Scott 1959-63), Keith McAdam (Nicholson 1958-62)

Seated: Dee Sprosson, Geoff “Jock” Elliott (Hawke 1955-60), Peter Liversidge (Scott 1958-61), Anthony Burton (Rhodes 1955-60)


Table 4
L-R: Standing: Graham Tooley (Scott 1959-63), Philip Sherwin (Hawke 1959-63)
Seated: Paul Leith-Smith (Fletcher 1963-4), Peter Leith-Smith (Scott/Fletcher 1959-64), Peter Allen (Rhodes 1959-64), Bea Allen


Table 5
Standing: Chris Bird (Rhodes 1961-66), Jim Storrar (Intermediate/Hawke 1961-5), Lynne Storrar, John Gatti (Hawke 1960-5), John Lenton (Hawke 1959-64)
Seated: Dave Carpenter (Hawke 1960-5), George Robinson (Rhodes 1960-3), Bernard Dokelman (Rhodes 1960-3), Richard Jenkins (Rhodes/Fletcher 1960-5)


Table 6
Standing: George Zibarras (Fletcher/Grigg 1964-9), Paul Pavlidis (Hawke 1963-8), Nigel Montgomery (Hawke 1963-8), Paolo Mariotti (Grigg 1967-9)
Seated: Mike Rawlings (Rhodes/Fletcher 1963-7), Clive Corner (Rhodes 1962-7), Izzy Hutchison, David Montgomery (Hawke 1964-9),
Ted Meerloo (Nicholson/Scott 1962-7), Richard Frost (Nicholson 1964-8)


Table 7
L-R: Standing: John Green (Grigg 1964-9), Dave Masheder (Clive 1965-70), David Dokelman (Rhodes 1962-4)
Seated: Ross Tooley (Scott 1963-7), Jeannie Tooley, Aiden Doyle (Rhodes 1962-7), Peter Allen, Micky Allen (Nicholson/Fletcher 1963-70)


Table 8
Standing: Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-5), Martin Erisat (Kirinyaga-Grigg 1987-90), John Omany, Jonathan Odonde (Kirinyaga-Grigg 1972-8)
Seated: Martin Erisat’s daughter, Vicki Le Feuvre, Kimberley Le Feuvre, David Kitley (Scott 1967-9), Phil Le Feuvre (Clive 1967-9),
Bev Wood (Nicholson 1967-9), Mukesh Bhatt (Nicholson-Serengeti 1972-7)


Pre-lunch drinks in the Churchill Bar

Pre-lunch drinks in the Churchill Bar

L-R: Dave Masheder and Micky Allen

L-R: Jim Storrar, Brain Wood and Anita Wood

The Tooley clan get together

L-R: John Lenton, George Robinson and Peter Allen

Steve Le Feuvre (Hon Secretary) was the M.C. for the event

L-R: Classmates from 1967-9 David Kitley, Phil Le Feuvre and Bev Wood.

Michael McCulloch (Hon Treasurer) presents the accounts for the Society and the Old Cambrian Society Educational Trust.

Geoff "Jock" Elliott introduces the book he has written that honours Old Cambrians that gave their lives during
World War II whilst serving in the Royal Air Force.

Steve Le Feuvre shows everyone Geoff "Jock" Elliott's book that honours Old Cambrians that gave their lives
during World War II whilst serving in the Royal Air Force.

Lunch was served in the Sovereign's Room

Lunch was served in the Sovereign's Room

The Tooley brothers reunited for the OCS(UK) lunch.
L-R: Ross Tooley, Graham Tooley and David Tooley (who had travelled from Canada especially for the event).

L-R: Henry Dawson & Richard Frost

L-R: John Gatti, John Lenton and Dave Carpenter

L-R: Peter Liversidge and Neville Watson

L-R: Derek Breed, Maurice "Taffy" Slapak and George Coventry

L-R: John Omany, Alan Murdoch and Jonathan Odonde

L-R: Sylvia Skiba and John Davis

L-R: Peter Liversidge and Michael McCulloch pay close attention to the slide show where they recognised some faces and events

L-R: Dave Masheder and Phil Le Feuvre

L-R: Keith McAdam and Bernard Dokelman

L-R: John Lenton and Geoff "Jock" Elliott

L-R: Alan Murdoch and David Tooley discuss Geoff "Jock" Elliott's book that honours Old Cambrians that gave their lives
during World War II whilst serving in the Royal Air Force

L-R: Mike Rawlings, Clive Corner and Richard Jenkins

L-R: Ted Meerloo and Micky Allen