Emails from Michael Priestley [1977–84]

Michael emailed on 31 March 2005:

Hope all is well.

It was good to see the School at Twickenham last week in their Vase Final and a solid winning performance they put in too.

I was there as an official for the Daily Mail Under 15 Finals and enjoyed a very good day. I am now on the RFU National Panel of Officials in my second season although I had a late start to this season after spending six months in Basra, Iraq as the Operations Officer for RAF Medical Evecuation Teams. A very interesting time from a work and personal survival point of view.

Unfortunately not been to Halifax now for at least two years but keep in touch through the website. Always a shame that I can’t make it to the AGMs/Dinners but hope to do so in the not too distant future.

Best wishes to all Old Heathens.


Michael emailed in September 2009:

Dear Secretary

Been away on and off over the summer in those well known military hotspots.

Just seen the Obit on Pottsy.

A cracking bloke who was mates with everybody and a good rugby player. I remember him playing for school once and selling a most outrageous dummy and going full length to score a try. Top Bloke. Very sad news.

I missed the reunion by being away but hopefully I can get to next year. Send my best wishes to all who you may bump in to.

Mick Priestley

Wing Commander M.J. Priestley
MSc(Ed) MSc (RCDM) PG Dip (Ed) BSc (Hons) Dip ANC Cert Mgt Cert CPC FHEA RGN RAF
Commanding Officer