Lt Cmdr Geoffrey Saxton White VC

Saturday 30th April 2016

Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Saxton White VC, RN Honoured with Blue Plaque at Bradfield College

Unveilling of Plaque by High Sheriff of Berkshire and White Grandson Mr Richard Campbell

As part of the Submariners Association initiative the fifth Blue Plaque commemorating a WWI Submariner and VC holder was placed within the Memorial Park of Bradfield College, Bradfield, Berkshire, RG7 6AO on Saturday 30th April 2016.

Approximately 60 guests, which included the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mr. Dodson OBE; the High Sheriff of Berkshire Mrs. Victoria Fishburn; the Chairman of West Berkshire Council Cllr. Argyle; the Headmaster of Bradfield College Dr. Christopher Stevens and members of the White family, joined veteran and serving submariners including the President of the Submariners Association, Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE; the Chairman Mr. Jim McMaster and the National, Welsh and Royal Berkshire Standards for the ceremony.

The event was also enhanced by a contingent of the College CCF Unit who were inspected by the Admiral.

VC Medal

Victoria Cross

Extreme Bravery

The Victoria Cross (VC) is one of the highest awards British service personnel can receive. It is awarded in recognition of an act of extreme bravery in the presence of the enemy,

It is only equalled in status by the George Cross (GC) which is awarded for acts of conspicuous bravery not in the enemy's presence.


The Submariners Association is an Association of serving and veteran submariners which seeks to maintain the special bonds of friendship, loyalty and comradeship, together with a pride in the Submarine Service, formed during service in HM Submarines.