Andrew Scholes (AC 88-90) has sent in the following:

“Having lived my early school years as an ex-pat, I thought I would share with you what a change to my life two years of boarding made. It immersed me in English culture; it introduced me to rugby and the cadets; and sparked an interest in me to join the army, where I served a six year commission. For a period during my time with the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment I sometimes visited Whitehaven and the surrounding magistrates courts with my occasionally errant platoon members, as an officer always had to be present with them.

I have since settled to a safer career at Coca Cola Enterprises, where I am currently the energy buyer for the European group. As well as having a lovely family, with two children of 8 and 10, I have managed to keep up my sporting interests. This July I took part in the Arch to Arc challenge as one of a six- person relay team. This involves running from Marble Arch to Dover, swimming from Dover to France (near Calais) and then cycling to Paris. The world record for this event now stands at 50 hours and 1 minute!

I still keep in touch with three of my peers – John Veal is settled in Jacksonville, Florida; Alisdair Smith is a partner in a law firm in Aberdeen; and Ian Hentley is a helicopter pilot, now living just ten miles down the road from me in Hadlow, Kent.”

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