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Former student profiled on BBC

Wed, Feb 7th, 2024
Worth School

Former Worth student General Sir Patrick Sanders, who is now Head of the British Army, was described as “a man committed to service” when he was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 podcast last weekend.

General Sir Patrick has given 40 years of service to the Army, seeing action in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and is now Chief of General Staff. His formative years were spent at Worth, where he was in Rutherford House, leaving in 1984.

Last Saturday he was featured in the BBC’s ‘Profile’ podcast series when his younger brother Hugo, who also went to Worth, and fellow Worthian Colin Jackson, his best friend at the School, spoke about General Sir Patrick.

Presenter Mark Coles spoke about General Sir Patrick’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions while at Worth, which he said were “undertaken Indian Jones-style”, and Colin said: “He was mischievous, ambitious, charming and loyal, a great friend. We had a lot of fun together.”

Brother Hugo added: “I think he always had his eye on a career in the Army. Much of what we got up to became the roots of that career.”

We are proud of the career General Sir Patrick has gone on to have.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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