Outstanding OP Dinner April 17

                Friday 17th April, 2015, saw some 140 OPs aged from 18 to 95 gather in the evening for the annual black tie dinner of the OP Society, held this year at the College, writes Robin Knight (56-61).   The Guest of Honour on this occasion was the…

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Justin Underwood (75-79)

                      Justin Underwood (75-79) died peacefully on 28th March, 2015. He was 53. His brother Nigel writes:   “Justin was born on the 11th April, 1961, at Chertsey in Surrey. He was educated at Feltonfleet Preparatory School, Cobham, Pangbourne College (Harbinger, 1975-79), Portsmouth University, and…

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Lives Remembered – The Times

On March 20th The Times newspaper published an obituary of the former headmaster of Pangbourne College, Anthony Hudson, which stretched over two-thirds of a page in the newspaper. At one point the obituary stated: “He and his wife Liz galvanised the school, throwing it open to new ideas and reversing years of decline.”   Subsequently…

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R.B. Mason (55-59)

                        Issue 45 of The Pangbournian magazine stirred Ralph Mason (55-59), who lives in California, to contact the 1950s Decade Rep Adrian Stow (54-58) to share some rugby and hockey team photos from the 1956-59 period. Ralph represented the NCP at both rugby and…

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Martin Childs (53-56)

Martin Childs (53-56) died in unexplained circumstances in Africa in 1984. His onetime colleague at Hoverlloyd, Robin Paine (55-58), compiled the following obituary after talking to Childs’ widow Diana:   “Childs left Pangbourne in the summer of 1956 and joined Royal Mail Lines as a cadet where he remained until he obtained his Master’s Certificate.…

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Nick Gillett (69-74)

                    In a messasge to OP Society Chairman Merrick Rayner (68-73), Nick wrote: “Just to let you know that I’ve got myself a speaking slot at the Counter-Terror Expo that is taking place in London April 21st and 22nd. That means I can fly in early…

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New OP career liaison coordinator apppointed

Andy Wells (79-86),  an experienced  British Airways Boeing 777 Captain, has been appointed by the OP Society to liaise with the College on future career presentations. In this capacity Andy will be working with Steve Williams at the College.   If you are interested in assisting Andy by taking part in these presentations which are…

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John Gregson GC (37-40)

                    John Gregson GC (37-40) is now 91. He lives in Mt. Maunganui on the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. His wife died five years ago and recently he moved into an apartment for greater ease of living but “I am still driving the car and…

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