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15 
Aug

Pilot Officer Kenneth James Pierpoint

PLAN TO COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF A FORMER ALTRINCHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPIL
https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2017/august/08/fleetwood-rnli-meeting-605-squadron-for-75th-anniversary
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The Headmaster has received an email from Wing Commander Paul Bell of the 605 (County of Warwick) Sqn RAuxAF, telling us that they are planning to commemorate the life of a former Altrincham Grammar School pupil.  Pilot Officer Kenneth James Pierpoint attended the school in the 1930s and when he left, he joined the war effort and trained as a pilot.  He was appointed to 605 Sqn RAuxAF during World War 2, but sadly he was killed in a flying accident in August 1942. His name is included both on the war memorial plaque on the wall of the foyer of the Roy Coleman Memorial Hall, and on the wall outside the Head’s
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His name lives on, emblazoned on the £2.2 million Shannon class lifeboat in Fleetwood, in recognition of the considerable sum bequeathed by his sister Kathleen in his memory.
On August 20, the occasion will be remembered by both 605 Squadron and the volunteer lifeboat crew from Fleetwood. 605 Squadron, led by Wing Commander Paul Bell, will visit the lifeboat station and view the Shannon class lifeboat, named after their former colleague. They will then continue down to Hale Cemetery, where Kenneth James Pierpoint is buried, for a short service.
We would be pleased to see a number of Old Boys in attendance for 14.30 hours on Sunday 20th August. Anyone thinking of representing the School could contact Colin Bamford on 07767 861831.

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Published Date: 15th August 2017
Category: News


 

26 
Jul

Golf Day 2017

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Published Date: 26th July 2017
Category: News


 

THE OLD ALTS 2017 ANNUAL REUNION DINNER The Association annual dinner was held on Friday 10th March in the Stamford Hall at the School. The number of guests attending was similar to the previous year – circa 70 in total – a mixture of staff, current prefects, recent Old Boys and some not-so-recent Old Boys. … Continue reading Annual Reunion Dinner 2017


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