3rd June, 2019

From Tanks to Try-Lines: a Spotlight on OA Tony Sutton

OA Tony Sutton

In recent weeks, we have received wonderful news that Old Amplefordian Tony (Michael) Sutton (O40) has been the focus of two articles relating to his sporting and military accomplishments. An interview in The Times on 3 April celebrated Tony as the oldest living Bath Rugby player and explored the fascinating careers of both Tony and current Bath and England fly-half Freddie Burns.

In the same week, an exhibition opened at the Tank Museum to mark 80 years of the Royal Armoured Corps. The Long After the Battle exhibition focuses on the experiences of five men, including Tony, who were involved in the D-Day landings in June 1944 and who saw action until the end of the Second World War. Their experiences will be told through filmed interviews undertaken by the Tank Museum’s Collections Team. Please click here to read more about this exhibition.

Many of you may also be familiar with Tony from a previous Ampleforth Society news update which congratulated him on being awarded the "Légion d’Honneur" in December 2016.

These two stories give an insight into Tony’s multifaceted career which led to accomplishments across numerous walks of life. We wish Tony a huge congratulations on these fantastic feats.