Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton

One of our most illustrious Old Bordenians, Admiral Sir Kenneth Eaton, died on July 20th 2022.

Born in Plymouth, Sir Kenneth joined the School from the Sheerness Dockyard School. After Borden he studied Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge. Eaton joined the Royal Navy in 1953 and served in the carrier fleet before various desk jobs. He did not stay on dry land too long, with stints on other ships including as Captain of HMS Ark Royal from 1976-1978. With more senior shore roles, such as Commander of HM Naval Base Portsmouth (1987-1989) and Controller of the Navy (1989-1994), he was promoted to full Admiral in 1993.

After the Navy he held a string of high-profile Chairs, including that of Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust (1995-1999) and the UK Atomic Energy Authority (1996-2002).

At his death at home at Warnford, Hants he left his wife Sheila and three children and four grandchildren. 

Notice of 2022 OBA Annual General Meeting

Please note that the 2022 OBA AGM will be held through a Zoom meeting on Friday 23rd September at 7:00pm.

All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you wish to attend, could you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enable the agenda and any supporting documents to be sent to you in advance. Also we will send you the link required to join the meeting via Zoom.

All documents will be published on this website after the AGM.

Stephen Bedelle

It is with great sadness we learn of the passing of Stephen Bedelle on 15th June 2022.  Stephen attended the School 1969-1974 with his twin brother, Paul.

Richard Evans 1943-2022

It is with regret we report the death of Old Bordenian Richard Evans in April 2022. Richard attended the School from 1954-62 and had been living in Epsom until his death.