The artist Paul Bearman has installed the sculpture, commissioned by Coulsdon Sixth Form College outside the entrance to the Sport and Performance Centre.
By all accounts, Caesar Hull was a colourful character. Born in southern Rhodesia in 1914, Caesar Hull was a sporty, adventurous young man and was part of the South African Boxing team that participated in the Empire Games in London in 1934. In 1935 he joined the RAF and was posted to Tangene. He was an immensely charismatic and popular officer and became a well respected leader of his men. His death was a devastating blow to morale and he was greatly missed.
For more detail on his life and times please visit http://www.rhodesiana.com/archives/documents/Caesar_Hull.pdf
For more information on how the artist, Paul Bearman created the sculpture visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbCT3efJeg&feature=related
(Image caption: ‘A’ Flight No 43 squadron at Wick in April 1940. Flt Lt Caesar Hull is in the middle.)