57TH OP DINNER SET FOR APRIL 16

Invitations to the 2010 OP Dinner being despatched in January Details of the 57th OP Dinner are now being sent out to more than 2,700 OPs on the Society’s data base. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 16, at the College. It will be a black tie affair involving a four course meal, speeches and…

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Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29)

Colonel Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29) died on December 17, 2009, aged 97. He was the third oldest Old Pangbournian at the time of his death. A Service of Thanksgiving was held in the London Scottish regimental chapel at St. Colomba’s Church of Scotland, London SW3, on January 28, 2010.   Robin Knight, President of the…

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Tim Goodenough (86-93)

Sylvia Goodenough, Tim’s mother informs us that ‘Tim is a mechanical engineer in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He and his partner are expecting their first child, already known to be a boy, in March 2010. He should be an interesting child as he will grow up in a French speaking part of Switzerland with a Spanish mother…

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Another great win for Bart Simpson

Iain Percy and OP Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson (90-95) win the Star class world title in Rio de Janeiro Iain Percy and his crewman Bart Simpson have been crowned the 2010 Star World Champions, adding to the Olympic crown that they claimed in Beijing in 2008. The 33-year-old best mates won the world title despite coming in…

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West Country 50′s Lunch, Resounding Success

The “Fifties Group” lunch, loosely intended for those living in the Dorset, Wilts and Somerset area was held shortly before Christmas at The King’s Arms, just off the A303 near Wincanton. It proved a considerable success with a total of 14 members coming as far afield as Bath in the North and Swanage in the…

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Ben Hamilton (26-28)

Second oldest OP dies in Canada Ben Hamilton, Lt.Cmdr RCN (Retired), Master Mariner, died age 99 at Annapolis Royal Nursing Home in Nova Scotia, Canada, on January 6.   He was born in England in 1910. He completed his education at Pangbourne Nautical College, where he trained for the merchant service, and then served in the…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition prepares to depart

Three OPs plan to drive 30,000km to raise funds for charity David Keith-Welsh, Geoff Popple and Nicholas Vaudrey, who all left the NCP in 1962, together with two others, will begin a journey through Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the College parade ground at 12 noon on Sunday January 31st. The departure will be…

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More about ‘City of Adelaide’ campaign

Second OP involved in efforts to save the ship A letter from David Inglesby FRCS (67-71) to the OP Society has highlighted the efforts currently being made by the Sunderland City of Adelaide Recovery Foundation (SCARF) to preserve and restore this former Devitt & Moore sailing ship. David is vice-chair of SCARF and lives in Sunderland. He writes…

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Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62)

December 31st, 2009, sees the end of my 48 years in shipping – 39 as a broker, mostly in Australia where I live. This is anticipated with an odd mixture of exultation and uncertainty. My immediate aim is an increased involvement in training and lecturing in which I have been involved informally for a while.…

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