Lionel Stephens praises Hurlingham Club Dinner

Lionel Stephens – known by most simply as ‘Steve’ – was deeply touched by the gestures of goodwill he received at the dinner and writes….  The dinner at the Hurlingham Club was an outstanding success. It is a magnificent venue for a large gathering, and our thanks are due to Niall Kilgour (64-68) for allowing…

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OP Hurlingham Club Dinner

Hurlingham Club Dinner huge success… 161 OPs met for dinner at the Hurlingham Club in West London on 30th April. All had a very enjoyable evening. If Niall Kilgour (1964-68), our host and the Chief Executive of the Hurlingham had not closed the bar at 0130h the following day, it is most likely that many…

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Tom Brown playing for Sweden

After working in Sweden for three years Tom Brown has qualified to play for the Swedish National Rugby Team. He played first choice right winger for Stockholm RFC, winning the Swedish championship in 2008 and, after a training camp in March 2009, Tom was selected to play right wing against Denmark. He will be playing for Sweden against…

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David Smiley

DAVID SMILEY (30-34) died on January 8th, 2009, at the age of 92. He was a retired Colonel who commanded the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues). During an extraordinary cloak-and-dagger military career he received numerous awards including the MC and bar, OBE, LVO, Knight Commander of the Order of the Sword in Sweden and Grand…

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Charles Heron-Watson honored

CHARLES HERON-WATSON (57-61) was honored at the end of November with an honorary Merchant Navy Medal award for services to the welfare and education of the dependents of needy merchant seafarers according to an article in The Times. The medal was first issued in 2005 as a charitable initiative and is supported by the UK…

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Paul W Greening

PAUL W GREENING (42-45), Rear-Admiral, GCVO and Master of the Royal Household 1986-92, died on November 5, 2008, aged 80. He commanded the Royal Yacht Britannia in her heyday 1981-85. Lengthy obituaries were published in The Times and The Daily Telegraph. After Pangbourne Paul joined the Royal Navy as a special entry cadet in 1946.…

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Michael H Wise

MICHAEL H WISE (42-45) died on November 4, 2008, aged 81. He left the NCP to join the Army as the war was ending and spent his career in the Grenadier Guards ending up with the rank of Major. At one point he was based at the HQ of the Household Divisionj in the Horse…

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Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics

ANDREW SIMPSON (90-95) wins a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. For many OPs the events of 2008 were overshadowed by the magnificent achievement of ANDREW SIMPSON (90-95) in winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Sailing with his friend Iain Percy in the Blue Riband Star class off the…

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