William Huge Waistell

WILLIAM HUGE WAISTELL (31-34) died suddenly on May 6, 2008, aged 91. Pip joined RMA Sandhurst in 1935 and was commissioned into the Durham Light Infantry. In 1937 the battalion embarked on the troopship Dilwarra, bound for Shanghai. During the war he saw service with 11 DLI in Iceland and 1 Leicestershire Regiment in France…

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Matthew Demko

MATTHEW DEMKO (96-99) died on April 4, 2008, at Ashtead (see OPs In The News). He lived in Epsom. A local football coach was later charged with murder. Aged 25, Matthew was a contracts manager for Glendale Grounds Management carrying out local authority work – “a happy, caring and warm person who always looked after…

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Miles P Chapman

MILES P CHAPMAN (35-38), Lt.Cdr RN, MBE, died peacefully in his sleep on March 27, 2008 “after a long illness bravely borne”. He went to Dartmouth after the NCP and served in Atlantic and Russian convoys during the war. Subsequently he was posted to the Far East and was involved in the celebrated ‘Yangtse Incident’…

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Hamish Renton

HAMISH RENTON (41-45) died on March 9, 2008, aged 79. He was born in Ceylon and moved to the UK with his parents before World War 11, entering the NCP in 1941. In later life he joined Union Castle and, as a cadet, sailed in one of the last large convoys of the war with…

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Robert Llewellyn

ROBERT LLEWELLYN (23-24) died on February 6, 2008, aged 98. He was the second oldest OP at the time of his death. A lengthy obituary in the Daily Telegraph sketched out his remarkable life. He joined the NCP in 1923 and went to Cambridge University. On graduating he became a teacher at Westminster School. Later…

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Theodore John Heath

THEODORE JOHN HEATH (30-34) died on February 1, 2008, aged 90. He served in the RAF during the war and afterwards had a somewhat chequered career. Eventually he took over a prep school near Chelmsford in Essex called Heathcote School which he ran with his wife for over 20 years. After this the couple moved…

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Donald W Mitchell

DONALD W MITCHELL (50-53), a Captain RN, died on January 14, 2008. After the NCP and Dartmouth Don served in the West Indies. By 1960 he was married and based in Malta serving as 1st Lt. on HMS Ocelot. Passing the famous ‘Perisher’ course, he then joined FOSM’s staff at Gosport and was part of…

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Denis Frank Griffin

DENIS FRANK GRIFFIN (31-33) died on January 10, 2008. He was 92. He joined P&O as a member of its head office staff. When war broke out he joined the 27th Lancers. He was soon given a commission and served for six and a half years in England, France, Egypt and Italy. After the war…

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Patrick N Hamilton

PATRICK N HAMILTON (40-41) died on January 8, 2008, aged 84. He served with British tankers during World War 11 and later moved in to teaching and writing, becoming primarily an artist. By 1970 he had moved to Italy where he became Secretary of the Florentine Trust. In 1979 he held an exhibition of his…

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