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News > Old Berkhamstedians from the Past
Image from the front cover of Hardy's book 'I Escape!'
Jocelyn Lee Hardy

Famed for repeated escapes from German prisoner of war camps during the First World War More...

Bill Tilman

A mountaineer and explorer famous for his Himalayan expeditions More...

Courtney (centre) with No.2 Special Boat Section in 1943. (Photo by J P Foot from NAM collection)
Roger Courtney

Founder of the Special Boat Section during the Second World War More...

Graham Greene

One of the leading English authors of the 20th Century More...

Marjory Stephenson

One of the first female fellows of the Royal Society More...

Alan Penington in the 1934 athletics team at Berkhamsted School (centre behind cups)
Alan Pennington

A talented sprinter, Alan competed for Great Britain at the 1936 Berlin Olympics More...

George VI Ice Shelf (Photo from the British Antarctic Survey)
Colin Bertram

Biologist and polar explorer More...

Lady Churchill visiting Berkhamsted School for Girls on 30th June 1915
Clementine Churchill

As wife of Winston Churchill, Lady Churchill played an active role in British politics More...

Brett Cloutman V.C.

On 6th November 1918, Brett Cloutman won the last Victoria Cross to be awarded in the First World War.  More...

George Pearkes V.C.

"He showed throughout a supreme contempt of danger and wonderful powers of control and leading." More...

HMS Tweed: the ship on which Mayo served
Arthur Mayo V.C.

Awarded the VC for his actions in the Indian Mutiny More...

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