EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59)

EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59) went back to a thesis he wrote for the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich on his return from commanding the Falkland Islands’ Royal Marines’ Naval Party 8901 in 1979 in a letter to The Daily Telegraph February 24. Sharing the proceeds of Falklands oil with Argentina, he pointed out, was considered by…

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RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75),

RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75), a former teacher at David Cameron’s prep school, Heatherdown (it closed in 1982), was quoted in The Daily Telegraph at the end of February as saying that he remembered the future Conservative Party leader as “a charming and bright” pupil with a “cheeky grin.” Cameron was ranked last in a sixth form…

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New Editor of OP magazine appointed

Barney Spender (76-81) agrees to edit OP magazine Barney Spender, a freelance sports journalist and radio presenter who has reported for The Independent, The Times and The Sunday Times, has been appointed to edit the OP magazine. He takes over from the OP president Robin Knight (56-61) who edited the magazine 1987-98 and also oversaw the…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition update

OPs reach Egypt safely The Pangbourne Africa expedition, which left the College parade ground on January 31st, crossed into Egypt from Libya on February 19 and was overnighting at the Ahmed Safari Camp and Hotel at the El Bahariya Oasis February 21. The five person team including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962…

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Tony Hepworth (OP 50-53)

Tony Hepworth died peacefully at home in Lavenham Suffolk on 20th February. Tony Hepworth was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and after schooling at Wheelwright Grammar School won a scholarship to Pangbourne in 1950. Later, as a 16-year old cadet he gained a place at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He became an Executive Officer in…

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GIRLS OP HOCKEY MATCH VS THE COLLEGE

Lucy Hamblin-Rooke provides an update   Girls OP Hockey has been in the balance for many years, however, this year we finally organised a date and played a match against the current 1st X1. We managed to drag along a few old faces, from leavers of 2005 through to 2009, of which a few of…

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Stuart J Robertson (56-60)

Stuart J Robertson died in Montreal, Canada in September 2009.   He was 65. After leaving the Nautical College, Stuart moved to Canada in 1964 and worked in Montreal’s fashion industry for more than a decade before changing direction and opening an indoor gardening and lighting store. He developed a deep interest in gardening and in 1981…

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Victor Francis Pym (38-43)

Victor Francis Pym died on 27 December 2009, aged 85. At his Thanksgiving service at Bolney, many tributes were paid to this talented and devout man. On leaving Pangbourne, Francis served in the Navy and in 1944 commanded an MTB guarding the Scheldt estuary, as Allied shipping supplied armies advancing from Antwerp. On release, having…

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Richard Hamilton (87-92)

Since leaving the college I rowed internationally for GB for 8 years and went to the 96 Atlanta Olympics. After a brief spell teaching at Windsor Boys School I was appointed to Coach for Britain Internationally where I won Gold with the Junior 8+ in Athens and then a silver with the Mens Coxed four…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition departs

Three OPs and two friends set out on 11,000 mile journey to raise money for charity. Three OPs in their mid-60s – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey and David Keith-Welsh (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with Jonathan Vaudrey from Melbourne, Australia, and Anthony Kent from Cape Town, South Africa, set off on an…

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