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The Old Abingdonian ties (Griffen and Stripes)

Old Abingdonians are former pupils of Abingdon School or in some cases Honorary Old Abingdonians that have been awarded the status based on service to the School. The Old Abingdonians also run the Old Abingdonian Club (OA club) which is an organisation hosted by the school. It was founded in 1743.[1]

Born in the 12th centuryEdit

Born in the 16th centuryEdit

Sir John Mason

Born in the 17th centuryEdit

Sir Edward Turnour

Born in the 18th centuryEdit

Sir James Dashwood

Born in the 19th centuryEdit

Major General Henry Tombs
Nigel Bruce

Born in the 20th centuryEdit

Academic and EducationEdit

Chris Dobson


Members of the band Radiohead
David Mitchell
Toby Jones



Kim Darroch


  • Brigadier Tony Clay OBE, CBE (1930-2015), British Army officer
  • Major General Walter Courage MBE, CB (born 1940), retired British Army officer
  • Christopher John Pickup OBE, LVO (born 1942), retired British Army officer
  • Commodore David Brice (born 1942), retired Royal Navy officer
  • Brigadier Christopher Winfield CBE (born 1944), retired British Army officer
  • Michael Philip Westwood OBE (born 1944), retired Royal Air Force officer
  • Air Vice Marshall Steven Nicholl CBE (born 1946), retired Royal Air Force officer
  • Jonathan Frere MBE (born 1952), retired British Army officer
  • Commodore Alistair Halliday (born 1959), Royal Navy officer
  • Brigadier Robert Bowkett (1954-2002), British Army officer
  • Colonel David Eccles OBE, CBE (born 1957), British Army officer
  • Brigadier Nick Pond, MBE (born 1967), British Army officer


Francis Maude


Robin Bourne-Taylor


  1. ^ "Old Abingdonians". Abingdon School.
  2. ^ "the Abingdonian, school notes" (PDF). Abingdon School.
  3. ^ "Biography". IMDb.
  4. ^ "John Greening: Philanthropist". Oxford Mail.
  5. ^ "Public Service Medal (PSM) recipients". The Age.

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