Mr John Mole, Chairman of Oakley Parish Council and of Oakley VC committee

Dignitaries attended:

  • The Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher
  • The Honourable Mrs C R Soames, High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire Apr. 2016–Apr. 2017
  • M Christophe Donnette, Adjoint au Maire de Fayet, Aisne, France
  • Councillor Valerie Letheren, Chairman of Bucks County Council
  • Councillor Angela Macpherson, BCC Councillor for Grendon Underwood (seat
    includes Oakley)
  • Councillor Jenny Bloom, Chairman AVDC
  • Councillor Andrew Grant, AVDC Chief Executive*
  • Councillor Michael Rand, AVDC Councillor for Oakley Ward
  • The Rev David Kaboleh, Vicar of Oakley, Shabbington, Ickford and Worminghall
  • Brooks Family Members:
  • Keith Brooks, Grandson of Edward Brooks VC
  • Annalize Brooks, Great-Granddaughter of Edward Brooks VC
  • Colonel Simon Plummer
  • Captain Rick Fletcher
  • WO2 Roger Webb
  • Mr Mike Marr
  • Bugler
  • Guard of Honour
  • Lt. Col. Simon Wilkinson
  • Simon Wilkinson, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, John Mole, Christophe Donnette
    Rod Ellis describing the life of C.S.M. Edward Brooks V.C.

    The Oakley VC Committee would like to thank the following for their support and contribution toward this very special Edward Brooks Victoria Cross Centenary Commemoration:

    Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher – Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire & representative of Her Majesty the Queen
    The Right Honourable John Bercow, MP – Speaker of the House of Commons
    The Hon Mrs R C Soames, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire (2016–2017)

    The Rifles Regiment
    Col Simon Plummer
    Major Heaver (bugler);
    Mike Marr
    Guard of honour
    Buckinghamshire (The Rifles) Army Cadet Force

    The Royal British Legion:
    Lt Col Simon Wilkinson
    Mr Colin Doyle

    Exhibitors and loans from
    Soldiers of Oxford Museum
    Buckinghamshire Military Museum

    Oakley Parish Council
    Members of Oakley Parish Council

    Oakley Church
    The Rev David Kaboleh
    The Choir, Oakley Church
    Oakley Parochial Church Council

    Parking/access supplied by
    Mr & Mrs Thomas, Manor Farm
    Mr & Mrs Hunter, Churchfield House
    Mr & Mrs Hopcroft, Lynnen’s View
    Mrs Thompson, Bicester Road
    Oakley Parish Council, Oakley Playing Fields

    Oakley C of E Combined School
    Ian Massey
    Nigel Crompton
    Mr Keith Brooks

    British Drum Company

    Adrian Tatum

    Flypast on 30th April
    Great War Display Team

    Major funding
    Heritage Lottery Fund

    Information sources
    Peter and June Underwood (Buckinghamshire remembers)
    Clint’s Roll of Honour
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    Forces War Records

    Sponsorship of Order of Service
    The Chandos Arms, 10 The Turnpike, Oakley
    Oakley Garage, Worminghall Road, Oakley

    The Press
    The Oakley Informer
    The Bernwode News
    The Thame Gazette
    The Oxford Mail
    Courrier picard (The Picardy Courier)
    BBC TV News
    ITV News

    Print shop
    Block 9 Display Ltd, who printed much of the exhibition material.
    Bicester Print, for printing of Order of Service

    Oakley School
    Julia Sulston, headteacher
    Elaine Morley
    Adam King
    All the children of Oakley school, especially Class 4
    Children of Oakley pre-School

    Gail Robertson of Evergreen, Thame

    Village signage
    Connells Estate agent

    Dave Welch, still photographer and author of official Oakley VC book
    Richard Carr, Bucks TV

    All the villagers who gave money towards the Oakley VC project

    Royal British Legion