CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe for £25 today CLICK HERE

Calling all ex- Dukies! Your school needs you

PUBLISHED: 15:18 17 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:10 20 February 2013

Did you attend The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover, any time between 1940 and the present day? Then please report to the school for a reunion on 25 March celebrating a major milestone its 209-year-history

Calling all ex- Dukies! Your school needs you.


Did you attend The Duke of Yorks Royal Military School, Dover, any time between 1940 and the present day? Then please report to the school for a reunion celebrating a major milestone its 209 year history. And if you know anyone who attended, please pass on the word about this important event.


On Sunday 25 March, ex-pupils spanning the decades will gather to hear speeches by Lt Gen Gary Coward, CB, OBE, Director of Materiel (Land) and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, and Simon Daglish, co-founder the Walking with the Wounded charity whose patron is HRH Prince Harry.


They will open a Then and Now exhibition of former pupils personal memories and memorabilia that have been sent in from all over the globe before unveiling architectural designs for the schools 25million new building plans. The exhibition charts the school's development from being the country's first state boarding school for the orphan girls and boys of soldiers in the 1800s, its evacuation during two World Wars when it was used as an , survival


The exhibition includes photos and memories from the Rt Revd James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, who was a Prefect at the school in the 1960s, as well as people like Kent-man Major Peter Harrington OBE who went on to have a prestigious career in the Armed Forces before becoming a head teacher.


Headmaster Charles Johnson says: We've been overwhelmed and moved by the stories and photos that have been sent in by ex-pupils. Some of them are in the 80s now so we feel honoured to have captured this living history. We tried to contact as many of our past pupils as possible through the internet and word of mouth but many have scattered to the far corners of the world and even those living closer to home in the South East, especially the older ones, have been hard to reach. It would be wonderful if we could bring them back to the school for a reunion to celebrate our history as a military school and look forward to our future now as a modern academy."


If you, or anyone you know, was a pupil at this school please ask them to contact Amanda Baker at the school 01304 245082 or sign up using this linkhttp://www.doyrms.com/then-and-now-event-25-march2.html

More from People

Kent Life meets some of the people working hard to save our historic vessels from the scrap heap

Read more

A scream pierced the foggy night, then all was silent, save for the sound of scurrying footsteps. Murder had been committed. Dare you read on?

Read more

Join us on a literary journey around the Kent coast to see how it has inspired writers over the centuries

Read more
Monday, November 4, 2019

Barn or castle, golf club or famous public school - the choice is endless for couples looking to tie the knot in Kent

Read more

Meet the young man determined to take his family's fruit and cobnut farm into the future

Read more
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Unveiled at the Turner Contemporary on 10th October, the new note will match the polymer £10 and £5 notes

Read more

Joseph Hewison on how his affinity with dogs led to a full-time career working with them every day

Read more
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Community growing projects, from orchards to allotments and even hops for beer making are cropping up all over Kent

Read more
Monday, September 16, 2019

Freemasonry has existed for more than 300 years, welcomes men from all weeks of life and supports many charities - yet the myths persist. Kent Life finds out why

Read more

Giovanna Richards on the satisfaction she finds in volunteering for the charity Kent Search and Rescue

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life