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The Old Knox Grammarians Association (OKGA) was established in 1929 for the perpetuation of memories, maintenance of friendship, enrichment of Old Boys and support of the School. Today the OKGA is a vibrant organisation that caters to over 10000 members, representing over 9 decades of education at Knox Grammar School. The OKGA website is a great place to connect. There are many events and activities running throughout the year ranging from networking breakfasts, sporting and musical clubs and volunteer opportunities, such as mentoring, with which to become involved. The Reunions held each year are a great way to keep in touch with your cohort and the Benevolence Program offers a wonderful support service to any member of the Alumni that may be struggling in some way.
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"BARNEY GREATREX" is the biography of World War II veteran Barney Greatrex (OKG '39), written by bestselling author Michael Veitch, based on the research by Alex Lloyd (OKG '09) and Angus Hordern (OKG '80).

The book is available now for the special discounted price of $25. 

The incredible untold World War II story of Australian hero BARNEY GREATREX – from Bomber Command to French Resistance Fighter.

A Knox Grammar School cadet in Sydney, Barney Greatrex signed up for RAF Bomber Command in 1941, eager to get straight into the very centre of the Allied counterattack. Bombing Germany night after night, Barney's 61 Squadron faced continual enemy fighter attacks and anti-aircraft fire – death or capture by the Nazis loomed large. Few survived more than 20 missions, and it was on his 20th mission, in 1944, that Barney's luck finally ran out: he was shot down over occupied France.

But his war was far from over. Rescued by the French Resistance, Barney seized the opportunity to carry on fighting and joined the Maquis in the liberation of France from the occupying German forces, who rarely took prisoners.

Later, Barney was awarded the French Legion of Honour, but for seventy years he said almost nothing of his incredible war service – surviving two of the most dangerous battlefronts. Now, aged 97, Barney Greatrex has revealed his truly great Australian war story to acclaimed bestselling author Michael Veitch.

First told in the Knox Old Boys documentary FOR SCHOOL AND COUNTRY, the story of Barney Greatrex (OKG '39) has finally been captured in full by Michael Veitch, based on research by Alex Lloyd (OKG '09) and Angus Hordern (OKG '80).

I would like to purchase  copies @ $25/copy.

I would like to purchase  "Barney Greatrex" & "For School and Country" $40 Combo. 

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