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The Dragon Pre-1950s Leavers' Reunion

Thursday 24 March 2016

The Dragon was delighted to welcome 180

guests to the pre-1950s Reunion at the

School. The Rev Anthony Harvey (OD 1944)

kindly said Grace and, during coffee, the

Hon Peter Jay (1950) delivered a warm and

witty speech in response to the Headmaster’s

brief welcome. The highlight of the

afternoon was a rendition of the School Song

recorded especially by this year’s boarders

at ‘Sing Song’. Each attendee was given a

souvenir booklet, researched by Archivist

Gay Sturt, which included the song’s words

so that everyone could join in. It was a very

joyful event full of fond memories, renewed

friendships and laughter.

Our oldest attendees were Deidre Arthur

(1930), who had joined the Dragon in 1929,

Richard Griffiths (1939) and John Woodcock

(1940). We were also delighted to be joined by

some ODs who had travelled from overseas:

Tristram Pye (1943) from Germany, Michael

Berger (1944) from Portugal and both Martin

Green (1948) and Boyd-Carpenter (1945)

from France.

Future Events

We would be delighted to support any

OD who wishes to organise a regional or

overseas event or who might be interested

in contributing to one our planned

Arduus ad Solem

: Networking Groups.

For any questions about any of these

events email

or call 01865 315 510.

We also love to support regional

and local gatherings and hear about

any informal reunions of ODs wherever

they may be held worldwide – or

however serendipitously. So do please

keep us posted.



Remembrance Sunday Service

Wednesday 11 November 2015

ODs and former staff were warmly welcomed

to the Dragon Remembrance service held at

the School on Armistice Day at 11.00 am. Two

members of

HMS Dragon

’s ship’s company

laid a wreath on behalf of the Armed Services

and Dragon pupils led the prayers and read

poems including ‘No Ordinary Sunday’ by Jon

Stallworthy (OD 1948), ‘The Spires of Oxford’

and ‘The Soldier’.

At 11.00am the school bell sounded and

a two minute silence was impeccably

observed, followed by a beautifully played

‘Last Post’. The Concert Band then played

a moving rendition of ‘Abide with me’ and

wreaths were laid by our youngest two

boarders on behalf of Dragon pupils

while Desmond Devitt laid one on

behalf of the staff. The service was brought

to a conclusion by OD pipers Hamish

Budge (2005) and Albi Tufnell (2015)

playing ‘The Flowers of the Forest’ and

‘A Lament’.

Old Dragon

Reunion Dinner

Tuesday 6th September 2016

at the Dragon


from 6.30pm


at 8.00pm

Dress code:

Lounge suits

Invitations will be sent to all

1990s leavers shortly and further

information will also be sent with

our upcoming e-newsletter in

July 2016.

Booking is available now.

To book your place early visit



Old Dragon Tour

& Dinner, Lord's

Cricket Ground

Friday 30 September 2016

MCC, Lord’s Ground, London,





Drinks Reception


Dinner in the Long Room


Tickets from£119.00*

To book tickets please return

the reply form enclosed in your

magazine. Alternatively book

online at


or call us on

+44(0)1865 315 510.

*This price includes VAT charged to the Dragon.