Trusty Servant Nov 2015 No.120 - Page 18

NO.120 Prof HJ Macdonald (Coll, 52-58), for services to French music - Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Media The government has appointed Sir David Clementi (E, 62-67; Warden, 08-14) to carry out an independent review into the way the BBC is governed and regulated amid increasing criticism of the existing BBC Trust. David, a former deputy governor of the Bank of England who was chairman of Virgin Money and Prudential, is expected to present his proposals by early 2016 ahead of a white paper renewing the BBC charter which runs out at the end of next year. He has previously reviewed the regulation of legal services in England and Wales. Musical Sansara, a choir set up and run by Tom Herring (I, 07-12), Jack Butterworth (Coll, 07-12) and Ben Cunningham (K, 07-12), won first prize at Peter Phillips’s London International A Capella Choir Competition at St John’s, Smith Square, also winning the audience prize. They were up against The Gesualdo Six and the Epiphoni Consort in the final. See www.sansarachoir.com. T H E T R U S T Y S E RVA N T Politics The following were elected MPs in the May 2015 General Election: NE Boles (Coll,79-83) – Grantham and Stamford; AJG Chalk (D, 91-95) – Cheltenham; MJH Fysh (Coll, 84-89) – Yeovil; R Sunak (H, 93-98) – Richmond, Yorks; JFL Whittingdale OBE PC (A, 73-77) – Maldon; Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. SPC Milne (Coll, 71-74) has been appointed the Labour Party’s Executive Director of Strategy and Communications. Services At a recent visit of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards trustees to the Regiment, Lt MA McKechnie (E, 02-07) instructed Capt FDS Rosier (I, 64-69) and Capt AFJ Roe (G, 72-75) in the use of the SA80 rifle and the Glock 17 pistol. The Range Safety Officer did not allow a hot. Sport George Nash (K, 02-07) was in the VIII that won the final of the Grand Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, defeating the Olympic champions from Germany. At the Queen’s Club on Saturday 2nd May, 2015, Christian Portz (H, 05-10) and partner Alex Titchener-Barrett beat Hopton & Coyne 15/12, 15/6, 15/6 to become the new Rackets World Doubles champions Old Wykehamist Sporting Societies Clay Pigeon Shooting Following the School’s victory over both Eton and Harrow for the annual Land Plate last November at Bisley, they were challenged by their coach and Estates Bursar Robin Chute to a match against a team of OWs. This took place at Compton Manor Shooting Ground on June 9th, when a team of OWs – Robin Chute (E, 61-65), Richard Priestley (A, 60-65), Charles Brims (K, 63-68), Alex Roe (G, 72-75) and Julian Spencer (Co Ro, 09-) shot against Winchester A – Harry Goaman (E), Freddie Lawlor (E), Jamie Colvin (A), Rupert Kettle (G) and James Summerfield (G), as well as Winchester B – Alex Krespi (E), Alex Rulke (I), Charles Erwin (G), Hughie Fagan (B) and Bertie Cammack (A). The match consisted of five individual stands of ten clays, followed by a team flush of 60 clays in windy conditions. The OWs’ chances faded when one member missed all ten rabbits, mumbling that he paid someone to shoot rabbits. The match was deservedly won by Winchester A with 215, followed by the OWs with 189 and Winchester B with 188. Top Gun was Jamie Colvin with an excellent 39, closely followed by his captain Harry Goaman with 38. The OWs consolation prize was winning the side-by-side competition. The afternoon was organised and hosted by John Cavendish (OE, sadly) and was so enjoyed by all that it will hopefully become an annual event. OW Golf Kennyite golf at New Zealand Golf Club: on Saturday June 27th, 2015, David Durnford-Slater (D, 51-55) invited 18