Winchester's CCF is now equipped with a new simulator, enabling cadets to try their hand at flying aircraft, ranging from the Cessna 172 to the Lockheed SR–71 ‘Blackbird’, as well as sailing various ships. As a result of the new facility, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force sections have the opportunity to expand on their training and knowledge. It also provides an excellent grounding for cadets who will later have the opportunity to fly with the RAF at Boscombe Down.
It was former pupil, Gerard Cloke Browne (Toye's, 2014-19) who undertook to overhaul the existing simulator. Having secured funding from an external source, he rebuilt the computer hardware and refurbished all the controls. It is fitting, therefore, that the new simulator room should bear his name.
Our thanks to Gerard for delivering this project, and a special mention to Squadron Leader Graeme Hughes for his assistance with the funding application.
7th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Professor Paul Elkington MBE (Old Wykehamist) highlights how his work on researching and treating patients with tuberculosis led to the creation of an entirely new type of respirator hood, which is now standard issue at Southampton Hospital and 16 other NHS trusts. Instead of patenting their design, Paul's team put it out on the internet for anyone to copy.
27th November 2022
Young entrepreneurs gathered at Winchester College on 26 November to pitch their ideas to end waste in schools. The Ignite competition, part of the College's Makyth Ventures programme, brought teams from across the country.
24th November 2022
Proper preparation for the MMI, used by the majority of UK medical schools, is critical to pupils hoping to study medicine at university. Winchester runs practice interview sessions, which are crafted to emulate the real experience, for its own pupils and students from schools across Hampshire.
10th November 2022
Ross Brawn OBE inspired his audience with insights into all aspects of motor racing and his hugely successful career in Formula One.
8th November 2022
In line of COP27 and concerns about the need for more concerted action, pupils have organised a whole-school Climate Week with a range of talks, events and activities.
6th November 2022
Dev Sharma, Youth MP for Hampshire, and Winchester College Sixth Form pupil appeared at the Despatch Box on Friday 4 November to make the case for action to tackle climate change.