Kit’s family were recently contacted by Major Bruce Atherton with regards to the naming of the new Operations Support Building at Royal Air Force Barkston Heath in memory of Eugene Esmonde VC who was Kit’s great great uncle and a distinguished WW2 pilot.
Esmonde earned this award while in command of a British Fleet Air Arm torpedo bomber squadron in the Second World War.
Esmonde is 2nd from the left
Eugene was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross during the Second World War, (link) following on from a greater uncle of Kit’s mum Thomas Esmonde who was previously awarded the Victoria Cross in the Crimean War. (link)
Kit and his family were asked if they would like to represent the family at the opening of the building which they were honoured to so, especially as Kit is named after these uncles (Kit Alexander Esmonde Freeman). His story is a fascinating one and we are delighted that Kit and his family could be part of this special occasion.
London Art and Photography Trip. On the 16th & 17th November, our 6th Form artists and photographers completed a two day visit to London, enjoying a selection of world class exhibitions and collections in various galleries and museums. Day 1 Our art students started their…Read on
We are delighted to share some cricket news, following a busy summer for sisters Eve, Tess and Beth; Beth captained the East Wales Girls U11 cricket team at the Wales girls cricket festival in Aberystwyth, where East, West, North and South Wales teams play each…Read on
This week we have had three consecutive days of enrichment led by the English Faculty, just a small snapshot of the wonderful experiences our pupils get to have beyond the classroom. Head of English, Dr Gareth Evans reports: Tuesday On Tuesday, over fifty pupils in…Read on
Congratulations to Ffion , Year 10, who has completed her voluntary service as Head Chorister at Brecon Cathedral and now goes on to join the Cathedral Consort. Ffion holds a Music Award at Christ College and is studying Music at GCSE. She is currently playing…Read on
Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on