A most poignant Desert Rats Memorial Service today for the whole School, the Desert Rats Association and serving officers and men from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, led by Lt Col SP Coply-Smith. In this, the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, we remember the Desert Rats who were stationed at Orwell Park preparing and water-proofing their landing craft ready for the landings in Normandy. The wreaths were laid by Frances Dinnings, widow of Lesley Dinnings who founded the Desert Rats Association, and the Head Boy and Head Girl. Afterwards, the pupils were given the opportunity to look at the vintage vehicles on display.
Desert Rats Memorial Service