Nigel Hollebone (59-63)

                      Nigel Hollebone (59-63) died on August 16th, 2015, aged 69, after a courageous battle against cancer sustained over five years. He left a partner Cherry, a son Andrew and two grandchildren. At the time of his death he was President of the Old Pangbournian…

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Clipper 15/16 Round the World Underway

                      OP Anthony Clifford set off from London onboard LMAX Exchange today – The crews progress can be tracked on the following website https://www.clipperroundtheworld.com/   For any OP’s who reside in Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Albany (Western Australia) and Sydney, Anthony will be calling…

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Merchant Navy Day September 3

                    All OPs of a certain vintage will need no reminding that Thursday September 3rd is Merchant Navy Day. Across the UK, the MN Association and the Honourable Company of Master Mariners’ branches will join with Seafarers UK to mark the occasion by hoisting the Red…

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Tributes to Nigel Hollebone (59-63)

                      Roger Lane-Nott (OP & Chairman of Board of Governors): “Nigel Hollebone was a contemporary of mine at the NCP and he has been a friend ever since. On the boxing team with him he led from the front and was always determined and committed.…

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Memorial Services for two OPs

OP Society Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) writes:   “Coincidentally details of both Ian Shuttleworth and Nigel Hollebone’s Memorial Services appeared in the Daily Telegraph yesterday:   IAN SHUTTLEWORTH (57-62) A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at 13.00 hours on Friday 25th September at Holy Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 SHA. Tickets on…

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Rowing successes

              Beth Rodford reports:   Here is a quick report regarding the Pangbourne College international representation this summer.   Luke Towers (OP 2015) raced at the Junior World Championships in Rio in the Junior Men’s Four which finished with a silver medal (photos above). The full report can be…

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Jeffrey Bernard (46-48)

              Jeffrey Bernard (46-48), who died in 1997, popped back into the news in August when BBC Radio 4 staged a production of the famous 1989 Keith Waterhouse stage play Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.   In this production Sir John Hurt played Bernard. According to the leading radio critic…

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Keith Evans (33-37)

              The redoubtable Commander Keith Evans (33-37), now aged 95, sprang into action recently following the news that the bell of the famous World War Two battlecruiser HMS Hood had been recovered from the Denmark Strait where the ship was sunk by the German battleship Bismark on May 24th,…

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Anthony Clifford (75-82)

                  Anthony Clifford (75-82) is having a mid-life crisis and departs at the end of August on a five-month break from his work in the financial services sector in London to take part as a crew member on several legs of the Round-The-World Clipper race. He writes:…

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