Alfred Hunt (37-42F)
Remembering Alfred Hunt (37-42F)
We were saddened to learn that Alfred Hunt, 37-42 F, passed away on the evening of Saturday 28th December, following an illness.
Alf was an important member of the school community as both Head of House and Cross Country Captain.
Whilst at school, he was awarded the Fortescue Medal; the greatest honour the school can bestow. Sadly he was not presented with his medal whilst he was at school, as this was not possible during the war.
After leaving school, Alf went on to the RAF, where he was a glider pilot in the later years of the Second World War. Then he went on to the University of the South West, which is now Exeter University, to read Physics.
Following this, he went on to work for Standard Telephones & Cables, now Nortel, latterly based in Paignton. His main claim to fame is that he designed one of the key bits of circuitry that allowed the first blind landing system for aircraft to work.