One Bright Spot
The Centre is named after the late Air Vice Marshal Sir Philip Game, G.C.B., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., who was Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police from 1935 to 1945. Sir Philip died on 4th February, 1961. Parts of the present Centre are a memorial to him.
Sir Philip Game
Air Vice-Marshall Sir Philip Woolcott Game, GCB, GCVO, GBE, KCMG, DSO was born in Streatham, Surrey in England in 1876, the son of a successful merchant from Worcestershire. Educated at Charterhouse, he then entered the Army through RMA Woolwich, subsequently being commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1895. Before attending Staff College he saw active service in the Second Boer War (1899 – 1902) and in India. In 1908 he married Gwendoline Margaret Hughes-Gibb.
The Tobruk Flag
British and Commonwealth troops under the command of General Klepper (South Africa) fought a battle of delaying action throughout the 20th and 21st June, which enabled the port installations and stores to be destroyed and covered the breakout to the east of a large number of first-class troops and armour led by Major Sainthill of the Coldstream Guards.