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Tom Drabble (Staff 1958 - 1983)

Passed away on 17th April 2021 at the age of 97.  He taught Maths and Physics and was also Assistant Master in Mon House and Master-in-Charge of Shooting.  In his retirement year, he escorted HRH Princess Margaret during the opening of the School’s new science block.​Tom will be remembered as a kind and patient man who always gave the impression of being unflappable.  Perhaps this was, in part, due to his earlier career in radar during World War Two.  

He had been in the Colonial Service and, as Headmaster Rupert Lane observed in his 1983 Speech Day presentation, “…(he) found the rigours of the Nigerian jungle equipped him well for dealing with Monmouth boys!”​Away from School, and during his retirement, Tom was a long-time server at St Mary’s Church, a patron of the Radio Society, and an active member of Monmouth and District Rifle Club.

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