Richard Shuttleworth (57-62) reports: “We had a terrific trip to Australia and New Zealand and while we were in Adelaide, but shortened to two days only, I went to have a quick look at the ‘City of Adelaide.’After wandering up, I met one of the volunteers trying to preserve her. The vessel is…Details
Around 80 OPs and their partners attended a memorable centenary reunion lunch at the Berry Head Hotel in Brixham, Devon on Fridya 7th April in glorious weather. Much thought and planning had gone into the occasion. The owner of the hotel, Edward Bence (66-70), went out of his way…Details
Chris Ledsam (64-68) and his wife put in appearances at the West Country lunch in Brixham, Devon, in April – something of a first for Chris who has not been back to the College since the term after he left nearly 50 years ago. Now living in Portsmouth and running a company that makes…Details
Frank Cox (57-62) attended his first reunion since leaving the NCP 58 years earlier when he and his wife were at the excellent West Country centenary lunch in Brixham, Devon in April. He said that he enjoyed the experience so perhaps it won’t be another fifty years before his next appearance! In his words:…Details
Val Were (Hesperus 1938-41) is only one of two born and bred New Zealand OPs and is probably the second oldest still up and running at 93 after Keith Evans (33-37). Val was hoping to be at the Centenary Gala Dinner at the RNZYS on 25th February, but decided a couple of weeks…Details
Tim Prettejohn (55-59) died at Cairns Base Hospital in Queensland, Australia in February 3, 2017 following a stroke and a major brain haemorrhage. Tim’s sister-in-law Alix Prettejohn writes: “Tim was born in 1941 and grew up, almost on the Equator, on his father’s farm on the foothills of Mt. Kenya. The farm…Details
Barry Thompson (42-45), who lives in New Zealand, has recently completed a memoir for his grandchildren. Earlier in 2017 he sent us the text relating to his time leading up to, and while at, the Nautical College during World War 11. It is too long to be reproduced as such here but the attached scanned…Details
Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46), a retired financial expert who lives on Guernsey, got in touch to share the image above with his contemporaries. When Tim was at the NCP, the College possessed a river boat nicknamed “Dogo” by the cadets. Many years later in the 1980s, when Tim was working in the Bahamas, he…Details
The OP Society has had a brooch for OP Ladies designed. It is now on sale through the College Shop.
The cost of the brooch is £20 including postage and packing.
If you would like to buy the brooch, please email Shop@pangbourne.com
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been made and entered between the OP Society and Pangbourne College concerning the future relationship between the Society, the College and the Pangbourne Association. The purpose of the new MoU is to confirm a framework of enduring co-operation between the parties and to advance and recognise the special…Details