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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New OP Rep in New South Wales

Roger Pike (55-59) has joined Mark Martin as joint OP Reps in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Roger introduces himself: “On leaving the College in 1959, I joined British India Line; obtained my 2nd Mates Cert in 1962; 1st Mates Cert in 1964, and moved to Australia in 1966. At that point, I joined the…

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OP Lord Mayor of City of London installed in office

All images courtesy of OP Angus Thomas at http://angusthomas.com OP Society Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73) reports: “It was a proud moment for all Pangbournians on Saturday 12th November, 2016 when Jeffrey Evans (Lord Mountevans; 61-66) became the 688th Lord Mayor of London in the 800th year of the Mayoralty. The first Old Pangbournian Lord Mayor…

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David Wiseman (69-73)

David Wiseman (69 -73) died peacefully in Tunbridge Wells hospital with his loving family beside him following a short illness on 7 October, 2015. He was 59. Danny Lee (69-74) his good friend, represented the OP Society at the funeral. He writes: “David Wiseman was born in 1956 and was the second of four boys.…

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