Ian Fleming entered Eton College in the autumn term of 1921. His brother Peter had started a year before and was already earning a reputation for academic brilliance. In contrast, Ian was not a gifted scholar but excelled at athletics for which he was twice awarded victor ludorum (champion of the games). In 1925 Ian co-edited an issue of the school magazine The Wyvern which featured his first published short story, The Ordeal of Caryl St. George.
Left: Ian Fleming’s Eton College Leaving Portrait, 1926.
Right: Victor Ludorum at Eton College.