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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Anthony Hudson MBE

              Anthony Hudson (1939-2015) was Headmaster of Pangbourne College from 1988-2000. He died on March 8th, aged 76, after a long and debilitating illness bravely endured. He leaves a wife, Liz, three children and seven grandchildren. A long obituary was published in The Times.   Educated at Tonbridge School…

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David G. Andrewes (60-64)

                    After seven years in the merchant navy and emigrating to Melbourne Australia, David Andrewes (60-64) changed tack and became a clinical neuropsychologist in New Zealand. He writes:   “After completing a PhD in London I took up a lecturing position at Melbourne University. I now…

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Michael Keigwin (86-93)

                  Michael Keigwin (86-93), one of two OP Reps in Uganda, has left Deloitte in London and is running “a few of my own businesses” in Uganda. He writes: “I do still run the Uganda Conservation Foundation which basically recovers and helps to manage national parks, a…

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Gordon Rees (68-73)

Gordon Rees , the OP Rep in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, says that he originally started in the Kingdom in 1978 and has now done 16 years in total in the country – mostly defence and telecommunications work. He writes: “I have worked in 28 other countries. I’m married to Wendy Rees and have two daughters…

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Death of former Headmaster

            Anthony Hudson MBE, Headmaster of Pangbourne College from 1988 to 2000, died on March 8 after a long, debilitating illness bravely endured. He was 76. During his 12 years at the College he was responsible for several major developments including the introduction of co-education and fund-raising for and construction…

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Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87)

A report on the flagship BBC Radio 4 morning news programme Today on March 9 included an interview with Brigadier Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), one of three Copinger-Symes brothers to attend Pangbourne and serve in the British Army. Tom was taking part in Operation Flintlock, an annual NATO-led initiative to train troops in the Sahel region…

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