Old Caterhamians Remembered
The extended school community gathered for the traditional Remembrance Sunday service at the front of school on Sunday 10 November. The service remembered Old Caterhamians who fell in the First and Second World Wars with a parade by the Combined Cadet Force. The service was followed by a recital of reflection and contemplation in the Wilberforce Hall with Eric Thiman Singers (Chapel Choir) and Chamber Choir giving an outstanding performance.
In his address, Headmaster Ceri Jones paid particular mention to one of our most senior Old Caterhamians Geoffrey Pidgeon (OC 1936-1940) who recently received France’s highest civil and military honour for his work with MI6 during the Second World War in setting up wireless communications for the D-Day landings.
Geoffrey’s time in MI6 included covert missions across the Channel and working in Winston Churchill’s ‘most secret airfield’ in Tempsford. He was part of MI6’s Section VIII, and has since written a book about his unit’s work, The Secret Wireless War.