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.
An OP Society BBQ with leavers will be held on Friday 12th June at the College Young OPs, in particular, are urged to attend – we need at least ten to make this event work. The idea behind the get-together is to explain both what the OP Society does and to talk about…Details
Michael Duck (69-74), who lives in Hong Kong, is hoping to revive OP events there. He writes: “Do you have a list of OPs in HK/Macau/China ? Can you send me names/divs /years and email ? Many years ago we had a Conway/Worcester/Pangbourne Association drink on the last Friday of the month at…Details
Charles Bown (72-76) lives in the USA and works for Filtration Systems Inc. in Chicago. He writes: “I have been in email contact with Jeff Beech (71-75) (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Wayne Heyland (65-69) (Greenwich, Connecticut) – two of the OP Reps in the United States.…Details
At Royal Windsor Racecourse on Wednesday 20 May 2015, Terry O’Neil (51-56), a Partner of FM Contract Watch, hosted the second the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Pacesetters Achievement Awards www.acspacesetters.co.uk which focus on the cream of the manned guard security sector. From a standing start some…Details