Victoria College Hockey XI

Victoria College Hockey XI

Victoria College Hockey XI in order from left top:

Mervyn Cole – Farmer at Nuneaton

David Hocquard Crill – Doctor

Richard Malzard Hogg – Entered Cranwell and was best pilot of term in 1939. Eventually flew spitfires and presumed killed in action over the channel 25th August, 1940 while engaging a raid heading towards Weymouth, with 152 Squadron based at Warmwell, mentioned on the Runnymede memorial. Biography included in a small book “A Good Agressive Fighter Pilot” by Geoff Simpson. Richard was the son of Commander Philip James Hogg DSC. RNR. and Kathleen of Gorey.

Desmon Williams – Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Died 10th October, 1940 age 20 flying with 92 Squadron.

Denis Nerron Clift – Flying Officer flying Wellingtons, became a Businessman in London, died March, 2012 obituary in Victoria College Foundation newsletter November, 2012.

Leslie Minty (Captain) – Lincolnshire Regiment, became employee of Lever Brothers, Plantantion Department in the Belgian Congo.

Robin Reis –  Radio and gramaphone advertising agent, Canada.

Harold Reuben Camfield – Sergeant Pilot, killed in action 1942 in the Holland, grave at Amersfoort, Lost in 150 Squadron flying a Wellington III, during operation to Essen.

Allen Ingram – Flight Sergeant, shot down 1940 age 21. 50 Squadron in a Hampden, on operation to Hannover crashing into the sea, Ingram is buried in Haurvig Churchyard.

Richard Jouault – First Jersey man to be awarded the DFC on June 1, 1940 with two others from 22o Squadron: Ronald Nicholas Selley and Hilton Aubrey Haarhoff, Jouault was promoted to flying officer in September, 1940. he was captain of one of a flight of three aircraft protecting shipping engaged on the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkerque. On encountering a force of some 40 Junkers 87s, the flight immediately launched an attack.  Jouault handling his aircraft with the utmost skill and determination shot down two of the enemy with his front gun.. Also known to have flown a Lockheed Hudson.  Killed in training accident collision, buried in Grantham.

Gerard Oliver Marcel Massip De Turville –  French man, excelled in all our traditional sports! Flight Officer, officially listed as killed January 1944 age 22. Shot down by a night fighter in a Halifax of 51 Squadron 13th May, 1943 during an operation to Duisburg, coming down near Jisp, Holland. Wreckage recovered.