Bordeaux 2015 Rugby Tour Dinner

Purpose:  Fund-raising on behalf of the 2015 Pangbourne College Rugby Club tour and the Wooden Spoon children’s charity of rugby   Guest Speaker: Jeremy Guscott  (Bath, England, British Lions. Current BBC pundit)   RSVP by email to   Venue: Drake Hall, Pangbourne College   Date: Saturday 5th September 2015   Tickets: £45 per person…


Rowing 1960-61

From New Zealand Rob Green (57-62), a retired Commander RN who now lives in Christchurch, has got in touch to share some photos that he has unearthed of the first V111 to compete in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley in 1960 and also the first V111 in 1961.   Rob was Captain of Boats…


F.E.R. Phillips (45-49)

                        Commander Rex Phillips (45-49) RN died peacefully on May 29th, 2015.  His widow Shirley writes:   “My husband always thought affectionately of his days at Pangbourne. I enclose a photo of him that I like very much; he would have been 35 at…


R.V. Richards (56-59)

Roger Richards (56-59) went into the Merchant Navy on leaving the NCP but only lasted a year with Ellermans before a serious accident ended his career at sea. Subsequently he trained as a carpenter and became a leading building contractor in Southeast England, at one time employing 147 people. He now lives in Kent.

CWP Reception held on Cutty Sark

                  What is believed to be the first Conway-Worcester-Pangbourne event in the UK was held on Monday 1st June 2015 on the world’s most famous and fastest clipper ship, the Cutty Sark, in Greenwich, southeast London.   Around 250 people were present including 40 OPs and their…


Three new Honorary OPs elected

At the recent meeting of the OP Society committee held at the Naval Club in London, three new Honorary OPs were proposed by the Chairman of the Society Merrick Rayner and elected unanimously. They are:   Alexandra Garnier, the wife of the Headmaster. Over the past ten years Alex has evolved into an enthusiastic supporter…


In Search of Mike Cumberlege (19-22)

                      A 6,000 word monograph about OP Mike Cumberlege (19-22) has been published by another OP, Robin Knight (56-61).     The booklet describes the exotic pre-World War 11 life and subsequent daring wartime career in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) of Lt. Cdr. Mike…


David James Lewis

2015 - Alan Vasa in Monaco with David James Lewis











Alan and Rita Vasa recently visited Monaco on holiday where they had an enjoyable evening with David James Lewis who is an aircraft broker based in the principality.