Air force officer, colonial governor, and commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, was born in Streatham on 30 March 1876, the second son in the family of eight children (five boys and three girls) of George Beale Game, a member of the Baltic exchange, of Broadway, Worcestershire, and his wife, Clara Vincent.
The 1871 census shows the family living at "Hetherell" in Leigham Court Road and the 1881 census "Basset", Streatham
After promotion to air vice-marshal in January 1922 he was in 1923 at last given a chance to command, as air officer commanding RAF India. But he had been in India only a few months when he was called home urgently, as indispensable, for what the Air Ministry in a formal letter called his 'unique administrative qualities'. Appointed air member for personnel, he remained one of the senior members of the Air Council until he retired at his own request in 1929.
His many high distinctions reflect his responsibilities: DSO (1915), CB (1919), KCB (1924), GBE (1929), KCMG (1935), GCVO (1937), and GCB (1945).
He founded the Philip Game's Boys' Club- some interesting and well-known names performed at the Streatham Hill Theatre to raise funds
A fascinating Pathe clip at the club https://www.britishpathe.com/.../query/copper+socking+club
(Source Kenneth Parker)
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