Having taken much pleasure and pride to see the Class of '72, growing from boyhood through adolescence and thence to man's state, I am indeed happy that they have not forgotten me (it is my experience that teachers are often taken for granted!) and have asked me for a message on the occasion of the launching of their web site.
Whatever success I may have achieved during my 46-year career as a teacher and later as an administrator at Royal was perhaps because I never forgot my own school days at College and also because I was occasionally a little deaf and a little blind and I am quite certain that at least some members of the Class of '72 had good reason to be thankful for these infirmities!!
This is my message to all Royalists past, present and future – do what you will but do not do anything that would tarnish the lustre and glory of the Best School of All (which is Royal despite the claim of Trinity!).
I wish the Class of '72 closer and more fruitful contact through their web site and each and every one of them all the happiness, good health and success they could possibly wish for themselves.
Student, Royal Preparatary School
1933 to 1938
Student, Royal College
1939 to 1947