• Barry Thompson (42-45), who lives in New Zealand, has recently completed a memoir for his grandchildren. Earlier in 2017 he sent us the text relating to his time leading up to, and while at, the Nautical College during World War 11. It is too long to be reproduced as suchRead More >
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  • Date: March 26, 2017, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
      Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46), a retired financial expert who lives on Guernsey, got in touch to share the image above with his contemporaries.   When Tim was at the NCP, the College possessed a river boat nicknamed “Dogo” by the cadets. Many years later in the 1980s, when Tim wasRead More >
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  • Date: March 15, 2017, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
        This rather grainy black-and-white photo has been donated by Richard Givan (57-60).   It shows a real rarity in the history of the Nautical College – a College soccer team which took the field to play a game against the Stewards in November, 1960. The team is:  Read More >
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  • In 1947 I joined the London group of the Radio Controlled Models Society (RCMS). The group built a model of a DUKW. The problem that I had at the College was to get permission to attend the monthly meetings of the RCMS in London. In 1951 I was awarded theRead More >
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  • Date: March 7, 2017, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
    Mike Beavington (59-63) has been rooting around in his attic and discovered some photos of his time at the Nautical College. If you can fill in any names, please let us know at op@pangbourne.com          Bowden/Harbinger entry summer 1960 – Sitting (ltor): Mike Beavington, Nigel Hollebone, Quentin Parker.  StandingRead More >
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  • Date: February 19, 2017, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
                    It’s hard to check out but…   David Inglesby (67-71) provided the photo above and is trying to recall all the names. He writes:   “I’m on the left end of the 3rd row back, below and to the left of theRead More >
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  • Date: December 15, 2016, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
    WHY THE SEA?   In an account written for his children N.J. (Nick) Wilson (48-52), who now lives in Vancouver,  British Columbia, describes his four years at the Nautical College – not an especially happy time for him.     My father was in the regular army and both myRead More >
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  • Date: December 15, 2016, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
                          From the bulging historic photographic portfolio of Andrew Herbert (58-62) via Sam Strachan (58-62) in Melbourne, Australia and originally from Brian Panisset (58-63) who lives in New South Wales, a bit north of Sydney, we received the image aboveRead More >
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  • Date: October 26, 2016, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
      In December, 1983 Jon Beadon (62-67) was sailing down the Red Sea to the Seychelles in a 50-foot steel ketch called ‘NYATI’. Nyati is the Zulu word for buffalo, and although the boat was far too beautiful to be likened to a buffalo, she was extremely tough and agile,Read More >
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  • Date: October 1, 2016, By admin Category - Memories of Pangbourne
                        Frank Davies (60-64), seen above and based in Canada for many years (see News of OPs) sent in this memory:   I haven’t really kept in touch with any OPs I went to school with, but I had some reallyRead More >
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