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Michael Rose (1957)

Michael Rose (1957) died in May 2022, aged 83. A former school captain, he was also a very prominent member of the school’s CCF (Combined Cadet Force, for the younger generations!), as well as 1st XV full-back. Although he started after King’s articled as an accountant, after A levels in French (ASH), German (WSL) and History (RDC), he soon followed his long-time career preference and joined the Army. After Sandhurst and two years with the Somme Company, he moved into the Royal Tank regiment, where he had a very full career, including serving in such hotspots of the time as Berlin, Aden, Singapore, Malaysia and Borneo, as well as experiencing a period at Staff College in Australia. And then, when he returned to civilian life, he joined Waitrose, for whom he eventually became a director! Late in life, Michael completed an MA at the University of Buckingham, in the history of modern warfare – and always hoped that Nobby Clarke, whom he had thought was superb as his History teacher at King’s, would have approved! Michael had expressed his appreciation of his King’s education by being a significant contributor to the Bursary Fund over many years.

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