New racing eight launched
MRS WENDY HILTON-WOOD LAUNCHES THE NEW RACING EIGHT, JOHN B HILTON-WOOD.
Honoured guests at Scotch’s morning assembly on Monday 23 March – the first assembly after the Head of the River on 21 March at Nagambie – were John Hilton-Wood (‘41) and John's wife, Wendy. John and Wendy were at Scotch to launch a new racing eight named in John’s honour. The launch took place in the Quadrangle after assembly.
The Hilton-Woods have made a major financial commitment to the Capital Campaign for the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science, and in recognition the new centre’s general science department will be named the ‘John B Hilton-Wood General Science Department’.
Many of John’s extended family have attended Scotch, dating back to his great-uncle who was at Scotch from 1859-1862. After leaving Scotch, John served as an aircraftman in the Royal Australian Air Force. Today, in his retirement, he continues to enjoy flying his own aircraft. After the war, John was a pioneer working at the snowfields of Mt Buller, and developed the early ski lifts in the high country.