Honour Board Dedication (07-11)
The dedication of an honour roll acknowledging the service of 35 former students and one staff member in conflicts since Vietnam was a highlight of this year’s School ANZAC service. Present were family members of those Old Boys awarded the Australian Active Service Medal who between them have served in eight theatres – Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Somalia, the Balkans, as part of the International Coalition Against Terror (ICAT), East Timor, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Unveiling the honour board, Old Boy and former Commanding Officer of the TAS Cadet Unit, Grant Harris, spoke about two TAS boys whom he had taught. Lieutenant Michael Fussell who was killed in November 2008 while on service in Afghanistan, and Naval Lieutenant Huw Paffard, who served in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Iraq but died in a civilian accident when the helicopter he was flying, crashed into powerlines . “The stories of these two Old Boys reflect courage and service that is a hallmark of TAS,” Mr Harris said.
Sam Sewell (07-11)
Is now a fully licensed stock and station agent,
accredited auctioneer and a certified auctions plus assessor for both sheep and cattle. He is working for Ray White Livestock team in Armidale.
Fletcher Ward (02)
Has received one of three first year apprenticeships with Toyota in Orange. Great news Fletcher, seen left at work.
Bryce Titcume (64-69)
Featured in the Tenterfield Star on the 24 April with a really interesting career story. On Anzac Day he delivered a speech at the War Memorial making the comment that, “For me ANZAC Day represents the true birth of our nation, perhaps more than January 26. “It’s a day to remember the very large contribution and sacrifices made by our service men and women,” Bryce said. “The ANZAC message is enduring.”
Andrew Dodson (93)
Andrew checked in with us recently; After UTS and a stint at PwC to qualification, I quit and set off on a world tour. This ended with a year working in Whistler. I would recommend doing this to any punter (on an aside, shared a flat with Jono Keating 92′ Croft) . I met an English girl on the mountain and fast forward 13 years and am now married, living south of London (Haslemere) working for Lloyds Retail Bank. Over those years, there was a theme of travelling, working in Retail banks and captaining a London Hockey Team. Have been occupied this last couple of years with two boys (4,3) and a little girl (2) to keep Dabs and I busy. Life is grand.