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 email@example.com Venue: Drake Hall, Pangbourne College Date: Saturday 5th September 2015 Tickets: £45 per person…Details
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…Details
A bloodstained scarlet frock coat worn at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago has been tracked down by OP Colonel Ivar Hellberg (56-60) who is the great great grandson of the original wearer, Major Thomas Harris. Subsequently Ivar spent several years persuading the owner of the coat (a collector of military memorabilia) to…Details
Mark Woodcock writes: “The Boat Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Saturday June 6th, 2015 with an afternoon’s rowing that included any OPs who wished to take to the water, followed by a dinner in Mess Hall. Having handed over the new V111 Spirit…Details
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.
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.