Rodney Michael Sandwith Maude arrived at Bradfield in September 1929 and left in December 1933 in B House. He was an Exhibitioner and in the Running VIII in 1933. Rodney was very proud of being an Old Bradfieldian. He often said his school days were undistinguished, but he put down his considerable grasp of the French language to the teaching of it at school. After Bradfield he went to RMA Woolwich from 1934-5, joining the Royal Engineers in 1935 before going to Trinity College in Cambridge from 1935-7 and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1937.

During the Second World War, he was with 246 Field Company of the Royal Engineers landing on Sword beach as part of the D-Day landings during Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944.

He wrote a letter home before this action to his mother which we commemorate today.

After the war he worked in the Post Staff College until he retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1958. Later he worked with Shell. He passed away on 8 May 2007 at 91 years of age and he generously remembered the College in his will. A long, full and distinguished life after those early years at Bradfield.

Bradfield College is proud to remember him and his service.