• Date: December 9, 2017, By admin Category - News of OPs
        Journalist and business author Michael Smith (60-65), representing the organisation Initiatives of Change, gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on November 9th. More than 200 business educators took part in the conference held in Vilamoura, Portugal. Businet is a global business education networkRead More >
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  • Date: December 7, 2017, By admin Category - Obituaries
          Recently, a researcher digging into the history of Shanghai Rugby Football Club in the1920s and 1930s, compiled the following account of the life of Victor Vause Winser Fretwell (19-21). A distant relative of Victor Fretwell’s, Louise Pether, in Australia kindly sent us the article which is copyrightedRead More >
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  • Date: December 1, 2017, By admin Category - News of OPs
      CALLING ALL FIRST YEARS!   Hattie Roxborough (08-15), who is at Portsmouth University, is seeking help from other OPs at university for a project she is undertaking. She writes:   “I’m a doing a third year project looking at the social implications of transitioning into university on those from eitherRead More >
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  • Date: November 30, 2017, By admin Category - Obituaries
        Martin Brooke-Taylor (45-49) died in March, 2006 and his obituary, written by Lionel Stephens, may be read in the About Us > Obituaries 1917 – 2016 section of this website.   Recently, a reader contacted us to alert OPs to a lengthy tribute to Martin published by his localRead More >
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  • Date: November 29, 2017, By admin Category - Obituaries
    Richard Guy Covington (40-43), a retired Commander RN, died on 10th August 2016. We learned of the news from an item in Navy News. During his Naval career he served in HMS Bermuda 1945-46, HMS Kenya 1947, HMS Nigeria (1948-50) HMS Excellent 1951 and in  HMS Kent, Tenby, Phoenicia, Vigilant,Read More >
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  • Date: November 27, 2017, By admin Category - News of OPs
      Rob Sargent (62-65), a retired RAF pilot, has made three contributions to the latest (third) edition of Out-of-the-Blue – a book of full of stories about flying experiences in the Royal Air Force. At a cost of £9.99 a copy, all proceeds go to service charities – now theRead More >
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  • Date: November 26, 2017, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
    Sometime in 1950-51 the Nautical College produced this unique record of its contribution to the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines at that time – reflecting the school’s wartime contribution. It lists 298 officers then serving in the Royal Navy, 34 in the Royal Naval Reserve and 11 in theRead More >
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  • Date: November 24, 2017, By admin Category - News, Reunions
      An enjoyable Over-60s lunch was held for the seventh consecutive year at the Turf Club in London on November 21 thanks to the generosity of Mark Dumas (64-68), a Turf Club member. It was, as usual, a fully subscribed event for 40 people – 39 men and one woman!Read More >
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  • Date: November 18, 2017, By admin Category - News of OPs
    Keith Evans (33-37), now 97, will appear in the specially-made BBC1 tv programme on November 20, 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage. Keith served with Prince Philip in the Royal Navy in 1947 on the shore establishment HMS Prince Arthur in Corsham, Wiltshire.Read More >
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  • Date: November 15, 2017, By admin Category - News of OPs
        Simon Marriott (64-68) and his wife Caroline were the stars in the half hour Sunday evening prime time television programme Country Calendar on November 12 on New Zealand’s main TV channel. The programme featured their 30-acre mainly citrus farm at Paeroa, about 1¾ hours drive south east ofRead More >
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