Ian MacRae's Prefects badge from 1958. Ian says that
the badges were made by
Phillips of Aldershot; Jewellers and Clockmakers long since gone. The
original owners were Russian Poles who arrived in Britain during the first half of the 19th century.
They had originally set up as Pawnbrokers but as the military expanded in Aldershot they became a
major supplier to the Army particularly for sporting trophies and medals. At some time
during the early 1960s the badge design was changed to one that could have come from any school. One of a
number of economies from that era which made the school less distinctive.
The cap belongs to Mike Beasley (F.G.S. 1956 -1958). Mike says the cap is in good
condition because he wore it as little as possible.
The blazer badge has been carefully preserved by Alan Shoulders (F.G.S. 1958-1965) who has submitted it for exhibition here.
The following photographs are of Mike Webbs collection. Mike Web (F.G.S. 1960-1966)