A good day all round

OP Golf Society Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) reports:   “Twentytwo OP’s met up on June 10th to take on the challenge of New Zealand golf course in Addlestone, Surrey.  It was a fine, still morning and the air was full of excitement.  We were welcomed by the incredibly friendly and relaxed Secretary of the club…

Details

The O.P. Record is published

    As part of its contribution to the 2016-17 College centenary and exhibition, the OP Society has sponsored the publication of a 271-page book containing OP obituaries and death notices issued in various forms and places between 1921 and 2016.   Collected and edited by Robin Knight (56-61), the book consists of  1,250 entries,…

Details

St. Clair-Ford, Sir Robin (54-58)

    Robin St. Clair-Ford (54-58)  died in Edinburgh on 12th May, 2016. A funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in the Scottish capital on 3rd June, 2016. Robin was the 9th holder of a baronetcy created in 1793. He succeeded to the title on the death of his brother Colin (52-56)…

Details

Griggs, G.P. (33-36)

  George Griggs (33-36) entered the Royal Navy at the start of 1938, serving in HMS Shropshire as a Midshipman. Promoted to Lieutenant early in 1940, he was in the destroyer HMS Wivern 1940-41 and helped to evacuate allied troops from the Hook of Holland, escorting convoys in the Channel and North Atlantic and, for…

Details

James S. Tuke (52-56)

James Samuel Tuke (52-56) died on 25th December, 2015 after a  ten year battle with mesothelioma as we were informed by his widow Sheila. He lived ner Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. He was aged 76. After the NCP he joined the Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) Police and in 1963, the year before Zambian independence, was…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details