Duke of York (Lenana) 75th Anniversary Reunion

Thanks to the tremendous efforts of John Tucker and Ken Doig, with publicity handled by Alan May, this much- anticipated event will take place in Gloucester, UK, on 27th July 2024. To obtain further details of costs and the very favourable terms offered by a local hotel, contact John Tucker at pukkatuck@gmail .com. Those interested […]

Vale 2 OYs

Two well-known OYs have passed away recently. Bruce Rooken-Smith, who was the main contact for the Kenya Regiment, keeping records over many years, and Jonny Havelock, who had a distinguished career in the law, concluding with membership of the High Court. Obituaries will appear in the next Brooklands Baraza.


The AGM of the Laibon Society will take place on Thursday 17th November. For details of time and venue see www.laibonsociety.org

Vale Richard Tredget

Richard passed away on Saturday 24th October 2022 after a lengthy illness. His funeral a week later was very well attended and included a number of Old Yorkists. Condolences to his wife Pam, children Ian, Jane and Anne and six grandchildren. An obituary will be appearing in Brooklands Baraza number 7. Correction 12 February 2023 […]


Brooklands Baraza issue number 6 is out! If you receive it regularly it should have arrived in your mailbox by now. If not, contact Al at brooklandsbaraza@gmail.com

A Sad Loss

January 2022 -a sad month indeed, with the loss of two much loved and respected Old Yorkists, Richard Leakey and Don Rooken Smith. Full obituaries will be published in the Baraza Newsletter number 5.

Vale Andrew Barnett (James 1961- 1965)

Andrew passed away on 9th November 2021. Our condolences to his wife Cynthia and two sons, Edward and Charles, from his first marriage. If you have registered for the new web page you will be able to access a full obituary under Andrew’s entry in Where Are They Now?

Mike Vaughan

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Mike Vaughan in September. Mike and his wife Lesley both both contracted Covid and while she pulled through Mike, who had underlying medical conditions, wasn’t so fortunate. Our condolences go to Lesley and their three children. It is hoped that a longer obituary […]

Vale Antony Upton and John Reader

Sadly another two former students left us in June. Antony Upton (affectionately known as “Chimp”) and John Reader were both contemporaries of mine; John and I were prefects together in 1965/6. He was well regarded by both his peers and (a little unusually,) for his tolerant, friendly approach to his juniors. He had a very […]

Brooklands Baraza Newsletter

Al May has kindly taken on the role of editing and producing the above newsletter. It is quite an onerous and time-consuming task but will be much appreciated by all Old Yorkists who like to keep in touch and reminisce about their schooldays. Two excellent editions have already been produced; if you would like to […]