Another Simpson victory

European championship win for Percy & Simpson Andrew Simpson (90-95) has notched up another Star class triumph with Iain Percy, beating Sweden and winning the Star class European championship in Kiel, Germany, in July. According to a report in The Times August 6, the Olympic gold medalists were not aquite at their peak and lost…

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Victory for ‘Battle of the Nile’ team

Through their outstanding efforts in the Triathlon Sprint Relay, the Battle of the Nile team raised over £2500 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Twenty teams took part in the Triathlon Sprint Relay held at Eton Boat Club at Dorney Lake.  The combined skill and experience of the intrepid trio (Anthony Fenwick-Wilson ‘Tug’ (53-57), Jeremy Hodgson…

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Angus Fair in Afghanistan

Lt. Col Angus Fair, CCCC in 1989 and now commanding officer of The Light Dragoons battle group in Afghanistan, writes of his experiences in The Times (July 28, page 8) In the piece Angus (or Gus, as he is now known) describes how his battle group broke through a bridgehead and fought its way south…

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OPGS vs The College match

The annual golf match versus the College took  place at Goring & Streatley GC on Tuesday, October 6th Each year the OPGS plays a match against College golfers, usually at the Goring & Streatley club. The format varies depending on numbers but is often a greensome or fourball. This year’s contest is to be held on…

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OPs & Founders’ Day 2009

Strong OP element in 2009 Founders’ Day A strong OP flavour was evident throughout a highly successful Founders’ Day 2009 held at the College on Saturday July 4. Five OP-generated prizes were awarded including the Marcus Graham Art prize and the Austin Anderson prize to an extraordinarily talented student from Estonia, Polina Kalentsits. The Keith…

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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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