Will Broom (Hesperus; 08-13) writes: “Since leaving Pangbourne I have been at Fleetwood Nautical College for the last three years doing a cadetship as a deck officer/navigator in the Merchant Navy fulfilling a lifelong dream. In December, 2016 I qualified successfully as a 3rd Officer for Cunard Line and P&O cruises (owned by Carnival Corp.),…Details
Centenary Founders’ Day at the College surpassed expectation in glorious sunshine on Saturday (8 July). The entire College community came together in large numbers for the special occasion and enjoyed the opportunity to dress colourfully. Gentleman, even, sported dashing hats to protect themselves from the stunning sky overhead. The Marching Band…Details
Merrick Rayner (68-73), chairman of the OP Society, writes: “Sunday July 2nd was a brilliant day with even the weather doing its bit – a classic Henley day. It was good to see the brainchild of Anna Sterling (00-01) come to fruition with her father, Lord Sterling, so kindly agreeing to let…Details
Captain David Hart (49-52) died in New Zealand on June 20, 2017 at his home with his family. He was 82. His funeral was held on June 26 in St. John’s Church, Beach Street, Waikouaiti near Dunedin followed by a private cremation. David joined Port Line in April, 1952 and obtained his Second Mate’s…Details
From the College… Dear OPs and Honorary OPs A complete OP newsletter with pictures and stories will be coming in the near future. However, today we have a few important announcements direct from the College for OPs and Honorary OPs. The first is a survey to help the College shape its future direction; OPs…Details
Charlie Parry writes: “Good morning All. Just a quick heads up that the date for the golf match against the College has had to be changed as the original date ( 11th October ) clashed with the 2017 Seafarers’ Service at St. Paul’s cathedral. THE NEW DATE IS WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER. The…Details
Brigadier Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), the British Army’s Head of Operations, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list published in mid-June. Tom is one of three Copinger-Symes brothers to attend the College. He is based at Army HQ outside Andover.
Louis Bearn (07-12) has completed his final exams at the London School of Economics where he has been studying for an MSc in International Relations. Over the summer he will be completing his Dissertation while also job searching. He continues to consider a spell in the Royal Marines (“a hangover from my Pangbourne days,…Details