Devitt & Sanders

Richard Devitt (53-58) and Jeremy Sanders (56-60) met by chance in near the Arctic circle in 2016.   Richard writes: “I was accosted by a v pangbournian type voice, saying ‘You’re Devitt aren’t you? You won’t remember me – I was junior to you at the NCP’ and the small world clause sprang into action…


2017 events – reminder

Peter Kewish (Sec. OPYC) writes:


Any OP keen to take part in two OPYC events during 2017 should contact me at


The events are:

Round the Island Race – 1st July

Arrow Trophy – 12/13/14th October



Richard Kendall (75-79)

  Richard Kendall (75-79) who is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA as CEO of HAECO Americas, a large aerospace and aircraft maintenance company, recently visited Sylvan Heights Bird Park, owned and run by Mike Lubbock (57-61). He was on his way back to Greensboro with his family from the North Carolina coast at the…


Chris Ledsam (64-68)

Chris Ledsam (64-68) and his wife put in appearances at the West Country lunch in Brixham, Devon, in April – something of a first for Chris who has not been back to the College since the term after he left nearly 50 years ago.   Now living in Portsmouth and running a company that makes…


Frank Cox (55-59)

Frank Cox (55-59) attended his first reunion since leaving the NCP 58 years earlier when he and his wife were at the excellent West Country centenary lunch in Brixham, Devon in April. He said that he enjoyed the experience so perhaps it won’t be another fifty years before his next appearance!   After the Nautical…


Val Were (38-41)

    Val Were (Hesperus 1938-41) is only one of two born and bred New Zealand OPs and is probably the second oldest still up and running at 93 after Keith Evans (33-37).  Val was hoping to be at the Centenary Gala Dinner at the RNZYS on 25th February, but decided a couple of weeks…