CWP Reunion, Buderim, Queensland

  Four OPs – Don Barton (46-52), Geoff Rae (53-56), Tim Everard (48-52) and Brian Mathewson (47-50) attended the annual Conway Worcester Pangbourne Association (Queensland branch) lunch recently. A fifth, Mike Shaw (40-43) sent his apologies. The event was held this year at the Buderim Tavern in Buderim, north of Brisbane.   In the image…

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Rowing successes by young OPs

At the recent British University rowing championships at Nottingham, four OPs went away with medals:   * Georgia Francis (08-13) won the women’s championship single sculls. She is a student at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. * Emily Wilks (09-12) won bronze in the women’s Championship V111s rowing for London University. * Isabel Metcalfe (09-14) won…

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Rodney Giesler (45-48)

  Rodney Giesler (45-48) died in April, 2016. His son Phil wrote:   “My father was a cadet at the College between 1945 and 1948. He was a keen fencer and was a member of the College team for two years, winning his colours.  He intended joining the Royal Navy, but when a routine eye test…

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Cornelius Frey (01-03) in the news in Germany

    Opinary, a Berlin-based content interactive platform for online publishers, announced at the start of April, 2016 that it had raised one million euros (about £800,000) in funding. Backers include Global Founders Capital, Motu Ventures and other entrepreneurs.   Led by Cornelius Frey (01-03), co-founder and CEO, Opinary allows publishers to enrich content and make…

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Richard Wilkinson (59-63)

  Richard Wilkinson (59-63) is writing a memoir. So far he has completed more than 1,000 pages, so no stone in a varied career is being left unturned.   After Pangbourne, Richard went into the Royal Navy and served in HMS Whitby in the Far East during the confrontation with Indonesia. Other RN postings included…

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Lindsey, Ian D. St.G (45-49)

    Ian Donald St George Lindsay (45-49) died at home at Buderim, Queensland. Australia on March 27th, 2016 aged 84. He is the only Pangbournian to date to play in a representative schoolboy side at Lord’s. In 1949 he represented the Southern Schools vs The Rest. A fast bowler, he opened the bowling in…

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Richard Waldron (52-56)

From Richard’s LinkedIn summary profile:   “From a relatively poor academic beginning at Pangbourne (Nautical) College, I became a navigation officer apprentice in the Merchant Navy, was asked to join Norman Rockwell’s course but could not afford this. I left the sea after 3 years to attend Croydon Art School (against the wishes of my…

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Centenary book is launched at the College

  The illustrated history of the College published in connection with the centenary of the College was launched at a reception in Drake on March 22. About 150 members of the Pangbourne community including current parents, governors, members of staff, retired governors, retired members of staff and a number of OPs attended.   In a…

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