T.A. Bennett (41-45)

    Thomas Anthony Bennett (41-45) was born in Holbeach on 29th July 1927 and died 1st August 2017 aged 90.   His son John Bennett writes: “My father was at the Pangbourne from 1941-45 and then went into the Merchant Navy with the New Zealand Shipping Company. Whilst in Auckland, New Zealand he met…

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David Hughes (83-88)

      David Hughes (83-88) is now a senior executive with WPP, the world’s biggest advertising and communications group, after a spell with “the smallest digital agency in London.”. For the past 18 months, WPP has been reshaped by its long-time chief executive, Sir Martin Sorrell, with the aim of moving the group from…

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More money raised for Andrew Simpson (90-95) Sailing Foundation

                                                               From a report from Bosham Sailing Club:   “Sunday (September 17, 2017) was definitely a day to be proud of being a member of Bosham Sailing Club. There was a great turn out to support Bart’s Bash. Over 80 boats participated in the event including 27 Optimists. For eight brave Optimist sailors, this…

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2017 OPYC update

The OPYC was indebted to the Royal Yacht Squadron for allowing it to hold the Old Pangbournian RYS members and Yacht Club Centenary Dinner on the Platform of the RYS in June,” reports OPYC Vice Commodore Merrick Rayner (68-73).  “OPYC members were also allowed to moor their boats in the private Haven Marina of the RYS…

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Monaco directorship for OP Society Chairman

    MONACO, Sept. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has closed the previously announced merger  with Navig8 Product Tankers Inc… Through the merger and related transactions, Scorpio has acquired an operating fleet of 27 eco-design product tankers. Scorpio’s operating fleet now consists of 105 owned or finance leased…

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Centenary Service held at the College

                                           [some of the OPs present at the Service, with the Headmaster and Jim McBroom]   A short service was held on Friday 1st September 2017 at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel to commemorate the 100th anniversary to the day of the opening of the Nautical College, Pangbourne – today Pangbourne College.   Led by…

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Alan Willson (54-57)

Alan Willson (54-57) died at the age of 74 in September, 2015. He lived in Devon and is survived by his wife and a step daughter. His brother Colin writes: “On leaving Pangbourne, Alan joined the Army Intelligence Regiment. He saw active service during the 60’s and 70’s in Cyprus and Borneo. Later, he became…

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Simone Greatorex (11-16)

    Simone Greatorex (11-16; centre in the image above) is holding a fundraising dinner on 17th February, 2018 in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and hopes that OPs in the Reading/Thames Valley area will be able to attend.   The venue will be Trunkwell House Hotel,  Beech Hill Road,  Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2AT.…

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James Shuttleworth (77-81)

          James Shuttleworth (77-81) has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire, following in the footsteps of his father J.A. Shuttleworth (32-35).   After a brief period in the RN and few years in London (in property), James returned to Derbyshire 25 years ago and has been there ever since. He…

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