Soham Grammarians - Air Training Corps

Soham Grammarian Spring 1941

Perhaps the most important event this term has been the formation of a School squadron of the ATC. Immediately this scheme was announced, the Headmaster suggested that the School should form a unit, and enquiries were made among local boys with the result that in less than a fortnight we had over 100 members.

The Headmaster, Mr Crouch and Mr Copland have volunteered to take commissions in the RAFVR and we have already begun lectures, and feel we are making very good progress. All the boys are exceptionally keen as is shown by the fact that some of them have to cycle many miles every Thursday, while others arrive home hours later than the accustomed time, when they have attended lectures. However, even this does not daunt their spirits in the least.

The RAF March Past (Walford Davies) as arranged by James Haslam, whose father is the Editor, and whose grandfather evaded capture after his 207 Sqn Lancaster (same squadron as Bill Hawkes SG28) was shot down in June 1944.

ATC members Eddie Fretwell and Fred Hockley are listed on the 1939-45 SGS Roll of Honour.
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