OP Golf Society meeting July 1

The OPGS held its 50th anniversary meeting at Hankley Common GC July 1 in 30 degree heat About 30 OPs and guests took part in the 50th anniversary meeting of the OP Golf Society at Hankley Common GC on July 1st. The day proved to be a resounding success. despite 30 degree heat. The 2009 captain…

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W.Colin Rimmer (60-71)

W.Colin Rimmer, Lt Cdr RD RNR, Executive Officer 1960-71, died in June 2009, aged 80. He was appointed by Captain Lewis specifically to maintain the MN image of the then Nautical College. As a former P&O Officer, Colin was ideally suited for this role. In no time he established an MN Information Room and taught…

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Marriage – John Cooke (PJ 72-76)

John Cooke married Mandy Cox in Knightsbridge on 16th of May 2009. The ceremony was followed by celebrations at the Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe, near John’s home. John writes ‘A great day was had by all in the blustery conditions with the English Channel as a background, with a boisterous kite competition and a…

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Sir Robin Gillett (39-43) honoured

Lord Mayor of City of London attends memorial service At a memorial service at St. Lawrence Jewry-Next-Guildhall in the City of London June 12, the life of Sir Robin Gillett Bt, GBE, RD was remembered by a large congregation headed by his widow Lady Gillett, the Lord Mayor of the City of London and many…

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Mike Hailwood (54-56) recalled

30th anniversary of Mike Hailwood’s last win in the Isle of Man TT festival remembered by the current MotoGP world champion Today’s (June 8) start of the Isle of Man TT festival is being marked by a visit by MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi to the island where Mike Hailwood, the four-time 500cc grand prix…

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OPGC meeting July 1 Hankley Common GC

The annual meeting of the OP Golf Society will take place on Wednesday July 1st at Hankley Common GC, near Farnham. We have had a good response and almost have the maximum number of 28 that we are allowed. The cost for the day is £105. Cheques to be in favour of the Old Pangbournian…

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Hong Kong Dinner 2009

Old Pangbournians join the Headmaster, Thomas Garnier, for dinner in Hong Kong. OPs Michael Duck (69-74), Simon Brock (70-74), Matt Denness (82-88) and Justin Lee (03-08) were among the guests who joined the Headmaster and existing parents for dinner at the Hong Kong Club. Grateful thanks are extended to Michael Duck for organising a truly…

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Sir Robin Gillett (39-43)

Sir Robin Gillett (39-43) died on 21 April 2009. After 10 years with Canadian Pacific, he moved to Lloyds. In 1977 he was elected Lord Mayor of London in1977, the Queen’s silver jubilee year. He was always a devoted OP and was Chairman of Governors 1978-91. His two sons are OPs, Nicholas 69-73 and Christopher…

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Birth – A son for Simon Brock (70-74)

Oliver Matthew Brock (Olly) born on 12th August 2008 to Simon Brock and his wife Aiden.  Olly was christened at St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong on 12th November 2008.Simon confesses that life has been turned ‘upside down’ by Olly’s arrival but that nevertheless the experience has been wonderful.  Simon also admits that on occasion he…

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