A recent email alerted us to the fact that, despite the sterling work carried out over the past few years by Old Bordenian Marc Stewart to identify all those Old Bordenians who have been killed whilst on active service, the names are not available on the website. This article rectifies this oversight. This document provides a full list of those casualties: BGS War Casualties
An article was published in a recent edition of the local newspaper, the Sittingbourne News Extra, showing the new boys of 70 years ago! This is reproduced below (with acknowledgement to SNE):
Of the 103 Old Bordenians whose names are now commemorated on the School's war memorials, the most recent casualty is Michael John Simpson. After having left Borden in 1972, he briefly served in the ranks of the Royal Engineers before being selected for officer training at Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Staffordshire Regiment, he was soon posted to Northern Ireland: 'The Troubles' were then at their height and while leading foot patrol in Londonderry, Michael was shot by an IRA gunman on 3 October 1974. He died as a result of his injuries three weeks later, aged only twenty-one, and was posthumously mentioned in despatches for the gallantry he had shown during his final patrol.
Were you one of the many "first formers" that started at Borden Grammar School in September 1968, the year that saw an increased intake from the majority of previous years, split into three forms - 1 East, 1 West and 1X?
A number of former Borden Grammar School pupils are taking part in next year's Brighton marathon to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in memory of former headmaster, Harold Vafeas. The full story was published in the Sittingbourne News Extra. Click on the picture below for further details.
Old Bordenian Philip Goldacre has landed a role in a new play at the Royal Court Theatre, London. The article in this link to our Flickr site - Philip Goldacre - was featured in this week's local newspaper, the Sittingbourne News Extra (reproduced with kind permission of SNE).
Another successful and enjoyable reunion of the Old Boys Football Club Veterans took place during the evening of 15th June 2017 at the UK Paper pavilion in Sittingbourne. This is now becoming an annual event.