Michael Johnson (59-63)

Captain Michael Johnson RN (59-63)  died peacefully at home in Fareham on June 6th, 2015 after a long illness. A Tribute given at his funeral stated in part:   “Michael was born in Exeter in 1945 into a naval family with generations of naval Captains. Inevitably he had a peripatetic childhood following his father’s appointments…

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H.A. Campbell (44-47)

His neice Sally Gregor writes:   “My uncle, Hugh Campbell was a past member of the Nautical College, Pangbourne during the war years until approximately 1947. Sadly, he passed away last September aged 84. He lived in Noosaville, Queensland, Australia.   Hugh was born on February 21st 1930. He attended Pangbourne for all of his…

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Fine day at New Zealand GC

Richard Parrett writes:   About 24 OPs in total took part to varying degrees in the annual OPGS meeting, held this year (2015) at the New Zealand GC near West Byfleet in Surrey.   The results for the day were:   Morning singles competition:   Winner Charlie Parry with 44 points – an amazing round of…

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J.J.B. Latham (47-50)

Jeremy writes:   “Now about to celebrate my 82nd birthday, and enjoying being retired, I look back on my days at the College with mixed feelings. Lots of happy memories of good times and good friends; but also many painful incidents come to mind. Those were the days of strict discipline; any lapse from standards…

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OP rugby match set for November

The Master in charge of rugby at the College, OP David Metcalfe, has confirmed that a return game against Shiplake Old Boys XV has now been arranged for later in the year.   The match will take place at Pangbourne after the Remembrance Sunday parade – Sunday 8th November.  Kick off at 14:00pm   Any…

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CWP Queensland meeting April 2015

            The Conway-Worcester-Pangbourne Association (Queensland) held its bi-monthly get-together over lunch on Friday 10th April at the Buderim Tavern, Buderim. A turnout of 36 included five OPs.   The OP Rep in Queensland, Geoff Rae, writes that it was “a successful event with good food, great company and stunning views…

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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 david.metcalfe@pangbourne.com   Venue: Drake Hall, Pangbourne College   Date: Saturday 5th September 2015   Tickets: £45 per person…

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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…

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