Brothers Colin and Alastair Walker represented Bangor Grammarians (past pupils of the School) at Friday’s annual Service of Remembrance in the Assembly Hall.
Their uncle, Norman Hanna, who attended Bangor Grammar School from 1934 until the late 1930s, emigrated to join his brother in Canada, surviving the sinking of The Athenia on 3 September 1939 on the way.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was posted to Castle Archdale in Fermanagh, flying Sunderland flying boats from Lough Erne to attack U-boats in the Atlantic. Unfortunately he was lost when his plane disappeared in December 1943 en route to Gibraltar.
Norman Hanna’s name is recorded as one of the School’s ‘Deathless Dead’ on the Second World War memorial plaque in the Assembly Hall.
Colin Walker attended BGS from 1948 to 1955, serving as Head Boy for a year, while Alastair was a pupil at the School from 1955 to 1962.