Soham Grammarians - those who have received honours or awards

If you know of someone who was at Soham Grammar School - boy or staff - who received an academic (e.g. an honorary degree) or national award (e.g. OBE) please contact the editor, preferably with some means of confirmation (e.g. press cutting, obituary, link for the London Gazette or equivalent).

MC - MILITARY CROSS

Flunder, Captain D (late 1920s/early 1930s entry)


DFC - DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

Fyson, F/O PA (1928 entry)

Holt, Sqn Ldr AK (left 1938)

Touch, Donald (19?? entry)


BEM - BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL

Angood, David 55 BEM MBE

Covill, Bertram BEM (1920s)

White, Staff Sgt SE REME


CBE - COMMANDER BRITISH EMPIRE

Foreman, Sir Philip (1934 entry): Chairman of Short Brothers

Neathercoat, Ernest (pre WWI) President, 1920-24, Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Spinks, Alfred (entry 1932?): Director of Research & Development ICI


OBE - OFFICER BRITISH EMPIRE

Browning, John History (1947-51)

Taylor Hon DEng FRAeS FRHistS AFIAA, Dr John WR (1930s)


MBE - MEMBER BRITISH EMPIRE

Angood, David (1955 entry) BEM MBE

Day, Robert: It is always a pleasure to hear of Old Boys, especially some of the "Older" Old Boys - many of whom are in "far away places, with strange-sounding names". Mr. Robert Day, recently awarded the M.B.E. (Civil Division) for services to Education, writes from Southern Rhodesia and speaks of the happy memories that he "treasures highly; he hopes to pay a visit to the school when he is able to make another trip to England."

Robert Day, a pupil in the time of Mr Mould (1901), was recently awarded the MBE (Civil Division) "for loyal, disinterested and distinguished work during twenty-seven years in the education department of the Public Service." He began his colonial teaching in Rhodesia in 1921 and having retired in 1948, he now lives at Salisbury. (Soham Grammarian Spring 1949)

Day, Terry (1957 entry) New Year's Honours 1985

Delanoy, Michael (1948 entry) New Year's Honours 1999. For services to the Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire) (also to Mrs Lorna Delanoy. For services to the Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire. (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire))

Lancaster, Ivan Squadron Leader, Royal Auxiliary Air Force (1937 entry) New Year's Honours 1986 (Ordinary Member of the Military Division)

Petty, Michael (1957 entry) New Years Honours 1998

Rae, JF Squadron Leader (1918-1922)

Tomalin, Arnold (1939 entry)


QUEENS COMMENDATION

Holmes, Paul (1946 entry) Cambridge magistrate

Holleyman BA (Hons), PhD, Charles (1961 entry) Superintendent, Metropolitan Police: For Brave Conduct, Gazetted 1973; also three Commissioner or High Commissioner Commendations


ACADEMIC HONOURS

Kerridge, David (1940 entry) British Society of Medical Mycology in the distinction of his Honorary Membership in 1998.

Fernie, Geoff (1959 entry) numerous academic awards TEDx talk

Porter, Stuart (1959 entry numerous academic awards

Taylor, Clive numerous academic awards


Links
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this page begun at the suggestion of Denis Wilkins (1953) 16 Aug 2004
last updated 27 Oct 16