Another Old Latin, Edmund (John) Hounslow, who attended RLS in the late 60s – early 70s, has joined the growing sub-set of those who’ve published one or more books.
“Fighting for the Bucks”, a history of the Royal Bucks Hussars during World War I. It’s available from Amazon and all good bookshops. The most famous picture of the RBH in action is housed in Buckingham’s Old Gaol Museum and a cropped image is used for Edmund’s front cover.
Edmund retired very recently from the Civil Service after completing his last 8 – 9 years as head of the CITES Management Authorit , the acronym stands for the Convention on International Control of Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Edmund tells me.
Edmund recalls playing in the First XI under that fine skipper and delightfully opening bat, Dave Roberts – the latter has lived in Germany for many years. Also in that team was the burly all-rounder Mark Pryor, very much an “effort” player. I had taken over school cricket from Jim (History) Robertson and Edmund recalls lunchtime fielding practices – a mixture of the “up & unders” & slip catching – we spent hours on competitions using the slip cradle, Edmund reports that subsequently he progressed to play for the Civil service so it obviously had some beneficial effect on him.