Luke Towers (10-15)

      Mark Woodcock, Master-in-Charge of Rowing, reports:   “At the annual GB Rowing Team Dinner at Twickenham on Friday evening, Luke Towers, our World Championship Silver medal winner from the summer, took the stage during the awards phase of the evening, along with all other medal winners from the Junior, U23 and Senior…

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Paul Clinch recalls photos from 1977

From Facebook (OP Group):   ILLAWARRA DIVISION 1977 – The back row was my year (4th Form) L-R. Nigel Garside, Andrew Emony, Niall Flynn, David Willoughby, Peter Uncles (RIP), Andy Maltby, James Feary, Jeremy Reed, Tim Rusling, James Braxton, Me, Matthew Palmer, David Utting, Matthew Dabell and Paul Wallace.   Others will surely recognise themselves…

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P.J. Griffiths (57-60)

      In late-November Peter Griffiths (57-60) sent the OP Society his new address in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. He wrote:   “We are making steady progress in our downsizing project and said goodbye to our lovely last guests last week after nine years of running the “Duncan Quinn House” (at Niagara Falls). Now it’s…

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Car restoration project gets OP backing

An OP living in Australia, Richard/Sam Strachan (58-62, has generously stepped in to support a car restoration project highlighted in the latest issue of the College’s Ensign magazine. He emailed Tom Cheney, head of the Design Technology department at the College: “I am not, per se, a petrol-head, but do remember the ‘Equipe’ from a…

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M.J. Nicholson (57-61)

In mid-November Colonel Mike Nicholson MBE (57-61) took part in an hour-long programme on Share Radio talking about the job challenges facing ex-Service personnel when they leave the Forces. In the interview Mike, who retired from the Army in 1994, described the Liquid List, the network-focused concept he devised 20 years ago and has run…

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Young OPs hit the headlines

From the Reading Chronicle November 12th, 2015: Two goals from Rick Mantell and an outstanding display by keeper Tommy Alexander (03-08) enabled Reading to stun England Hockey champions Wimbledon with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Man-of-the-match was Alexander. He was only beaten once and…with some help from his defence, kept the home side at bay…

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Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62)

From Melbourne, Australia, where he has based since 1965, Richard/Sam Strachan (58-62) sent the Society his CV in November. The Australian part reads like this: 2005–2009: WONSILD (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD (Shipbrokers); Melbourne branch of a 105 year old Danish broking firm; Shipbroker then Operations Manager 2004–2005: FBA SHIPBROKERS – Melbourne; Chartering Consultant 1993–2004: AUSTRAL CHARTERING…

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A.C. Sissons (48-53)

  Tony Sissons (49-53) died peacefully in Harrogate on November 7th, 2015, following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 80 and leaves behind his beloved wife of 36 years Roberta Sissons (Bobbie), three siblings, six children and stepchildren and 10 grandchildren.   Raised in North Yorkshire, he attended the Nautical College, Pangbourne, leaving…

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