It is with regret and sadness that the Club announces that it has recently received notice of the deaths of the following OHs:
Robin Llewellyn Grey, Andrew William Dales, Rodney Stanley Powell and Cecil Roy Williams
Andrew William Dales (C 1957- 61) was born on 2nd October, 1943 and died in January, 2020. He became a House Prefect in 1960 and was Head of House and a School Prefect in 1961. A member of the XX Club, Sports Club and Natural History Society. He was awarded his 1st XV Colours in 1960-61. He was the brother of Stephen Dales (C 1954 - 58).
Robin Llewellyn Grey (St 1955 - 58) was born on 21st October, 1940. He became a House Prefect in 1957 and was a member of the XX Club and Debating Society. He won his 1st XV Colours in 1957, his 2nd XI Hockey Colours in 1957 and his 1st XI Cricket Cololurs in 1957-58, the Prentice Cup in 1957 and was Captain of Cricket in 1958. He also received his Miniature Shooting Range Colours in 1958. After leaving school Robin went to RNC Dartmouth and joined the Navy. After about 10 years service he took the law conversion course and qualified as a solicitor and worked in a firm in Ealing, subsequently becoming its sole partner. On retirement he returned to his origins in Scotland to establish a small holiday centre near Oban. About 10 years ago he sold the business and retired to Wiltshire, returning to London last year. In recent times he did voluntary work with the Coast Guard and was a loyal supporter of the Club, providing invaluable pro bono legal assistance to the then Club President, Andy Moore, when the school ran into financial difficulties in 1993/94, and subsequently serving as OH Club Treasurer for many years until he retired in 2018.
Rodney Stanley Powell OBE (St 1962 - 1966) was born on 21st November, 1948. Head of Stanton in 1965 and a School Prefect in 1966. He was a member of XX Club and the Tennis Club. He was awarded the OBE in the Queen's New Years Honours list for services to the charity for the aid of the visually impaired. Rodney died in the early hours of the 25th September following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Cecil Roy Williams (B 1947-50) was born on 26th October, 1933 and came to the school on an Exhibition. He was the winner of the Harding Cup in 1949 and won his 2nd XI Cricket colours in 1950. He obtained his School Certificate in 1950. He was a local farmer and Master of the Axe Vale Hunt. Roy died on 23rd September.
The Club would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of Andrew, Robin, Rodney and Roy.