John Macnamara (60-65)

John Macnamara (60-65) was in touch with the OP Society recently and was prompted to bring us up to date with his post-NCP life. He wrote:   “Herewith a potted history since leaving Pangbourne. It has pretty much kept me out of jail and left me with enough from gainful employment to feel fairly comfortable…

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Peter Broke-Smith (54-59)

Peter Broke-Smith (54-59) died of cancer on January 3, 2018. He was 76 and after time in the Merchant Navy with Port Line became a shipbroker in the City of London.  His lifelong friend Timothy Rayment (54-58) writes:   “I took my seat in Devitt House in September 1954 and sat next to Peter Broke-Smith (54-58).…

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James Lambden (04-06)

British soldiers rescue five tourists after boat capsizes in Atlantic   British soldiers on a sailing expedition in the Atlantic Ocean have saved the lives of five German and Swiss tourists after their boat capsized according to a report on Sky News 27th December 2017.   The group of sailors got into trouble after their…

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Richard Binstead (67-71)

    Richard Binstead (67-71) was born in Montreal, Canada and arrived in the UK aged 7, joining the NCP in 1967. He became a CC in Hesperus and left in 1971 “with the grand total of three ‘O’ levels and a Reserved Cadetship to Dartmouth awarded at the age of 15.” He takes up…

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A.J.C. Morrow (58-62)

Commodore Anthony Morrow (58-62), the last Captain of HMY Britannia, has given his backing to the latest idea to raise the funds to build a new royal yacht to “showcase post-Brexit Britain and bring trade to our shores.” In his words, as reported in The Daily Telegraph December 28, 2017: “A new initiative for a Royal…

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Andy Billington (72-75)

    Andy Billington (72-75) got in touch to write:   “I am Andrew John Billington, better known as Andy or aka Bill these days due to the abundance of Andys at the place where I work. I joined the College from Brockhurst School at Hermitage in the Autumn term of 1972, and was placed…

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Mike Smith (60-65)

    Journalist and business author Michael Smith (60-65), representing the organisation Initiatives of Change, gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on November 9th. More than 200 business educators took part in the conference held in Vilamoura, Portugal. Businet is a global business education network founded in 1987 and made…

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V.V.W. Fretwell (19-21)

      Recently, a researcher digging into the history of Shanghai Rugby Football Club in the1920s and 1930s, compiled the following account of the life of Victor Vause Winser Fretwell (19-21). A distant relative of Victor Fretwell’s, Louise Pether, in Australia kindly sent us the article which is copyrighted to Simon Drakeford. Victor Fretwell…

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