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Geoffrey Machin North entered the school in 1918 and joined the school OTC in 1922. Good at drawing while at school he left to work for Boden &Co., Lace and Net Manufacturers, raising from clerk to Assistant Manager by the outbreak of World War Two.…

ET Banks. School Prefect.  Photo from Nottinghamian 1936-7
Flight Officer Edwin Banks. 118 Sdn RAF(ON 31-37) Died 13 March 1941 age 21. Buried Phaleron War Cemetery.
At school Banks was Sergeant in OTC. He won 1935 OTC Camp Prize and the Musketry Prize in 1936 and 1937. He gained Colours for First XV…

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Lieut. William Donald Birkett. 1st Parachute Sqn. Royal Engineers. (ON 28-36) Killed as a result of an accident on the 13 August 1944 age 24. Paratrooper in the Mediterranean. Previously in North Africa. Commemorated: Rome War Cemetery. NHS…

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Squadron Leader George Roderick Hartwell Black. 77 Sqn RAF(ON 28-30). Killed 15 October 1940 age 27. Buried Barkby Cemetery, Leicestershire.
Black was killed when the plane he was flying crashed in poor weather just short of the runway at RAF…

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Major William Fraser Bland.5th Field Regiment RHA. South Notts Hussars. (ON 22-23) Survived Dunkirk but killed during the Japanese invasion of Malaya on 12 February 1942 age 34. Commemorated: Singapore Memorial. Solicitor and Member of the Law…

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Pilot Officer AR Watson (ON 34-39) 152 Squadron. Killed 28 November 1940 age 19. A very successful Spitfire Pilot, Arthur, known as "Rex", was injured in September 1940 in the Battle of Britain. Returning from recovery 3 weeks later Watson took…

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Sub-Lieut. John Vincent Brooke. HMS Indefatigable RN Fleet Air Arm. (ON37-41) Crashed in heavy fog in Wales on a solo flight to his ship on 20 November 1944 age 19. Buried in Arnold Cemetery. John was in the OTC, 1st XV and Athletics teams.
He…

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Sgt-Obs IK Doncaster. 166 Sqn. RAFVR (ON 33-40) Killed 22 October 1943 age 20.

I.K.Doncaster attended Nottingham High School from the age of 9 being admitted in Sept 1933 to the Prep School and leaving the Senior School in June 1940. Doncaster…

JHG Walker, Company Sgt. Major. NHS OTC 1935.
Sqn-Leader John Harold Gilbert Walker RAF 118 Sqn. Spitfire Pilot. (ON 1930-35) Died from exposure after bailing out over the English Channel 9 May 1942 age 23. Buried St Leonard's Church Cemetery. Wollaton. Nottingham. Son of John William and Grace…

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Sgt.Pilot IL Wilkinson RAF (ON29-38). Killed 31 January 1944. Buried Nottingham Southern Cemetery. On a training flight from RAF Tilstock, Shropshire, Wilkinson crashed on rising ground in poor weather near Stoke on Trent with all but one crew…
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