Flower Festival ends centenary year

  The 4th Flower Festival  in the College’s history, and the first since 2007, closed its doors October 15th with a short service in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel  following a highly successful two-day show that attracted more than 1,200 people to the College.   Designed to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Pangbourne College and…

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Cyril Boxwell Williams (1917-1919)

Recently we received the following email message from Phil Williams in Australia:   “In this the centenary year I thought that it may be of interest to you that my uncle Cyril Williams (17-19) was the number two cadet when the College first opened.   My uncle was the youngest of four brothers. His three…

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Jeff Beech-Garwood (71-75)

Jeff Beech-Garwood (71-75), the OP Rep. in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, reports that Chris Dodwell (71-75), who was at Pangbourne with him, came over to the States to celebrate his 60th birthday this year. “That was a very pleasant surprise and we had a good time.”   The pair then returned together to England for…

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Steve Edwards (80-87)

Cutbacks in the Metropolitan Police in 2016-17 led to Chief Inspector Steve Edwards (80-87) leaving Chiswick Po9lice Station for anothe post in nearby Feltham. He writes:  “With our restructuring in the Spring, we had to reduce the number of posts and it was decided that the post I held, covering the Brentford and Chiswick areas,…

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C.M. Howard (56-60)

Colin Howard (56-60) joined the Army from the NCP. He describes his military service as “undistinguished…the nearest I came to action was sitting in trenches in the New Territories (Hong Kong) at the time of the Red Guards.” But it was in the Army, as commander of the first anti-tank missile platooon, that he began the…

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