OPYC holds Spring meeting

A dozen members of the Old Pangbournian Yacht Club met at the Naval Club in London on Tuesday, 15th April for their spring meeting. The main item for discussion was events taking place during the forthcoming sailing season, which include possible joint sailing activity with the Conway and Worcester Yacht Clubs. About a dozen OP…

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Article on OP hero published

A lengthy article on C.M.B. Cumberlege (19-22) has been published on the web. The site of the Royal Navy Research Archive has published a lengthy article on Lt. Cdr. Mike Cumberlege RNR, the OP who won a DSO and bar and Greek Medal of Honour for his exploits when working for the Special Operations Executive…

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David Rendle (73-78)

“We are all well and living in Gosport. Gail is working part-time and I am working in a variety of educational roles, namely: teacher training, geography fieldwork, tutoring and some supply to keep my hand in. The year in Durham was wonderful for me as I loved my work with the university, but Gail and…

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Historic binoculars bought for College archive

Thanks to the generosity of the OP Society Chairman, Merrick Rayner (68-73), a pair of binoculars won by Chief Cadet Captain R.G. Smallwood (30-32) in 1932 have been purchased for the College archives.    A volunteer at a hospice in Sheffield contacted the College by email early in April to see if there was any…

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Jollyon Coombs (59-63)

A veteran fund-raiser for good causes Jollyon is planning to make one final effort “before he gets too old” – The Great Glen Row during the week of 16th June, 2014. Now aged 68 with the encumbrance of a triple bypass and the loss of some lung, Jollyon will be rowing across Scotland from Fort…

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Bart’s Arse #2

“On browsing through ‘Memories of Pangbourne’ I noticed an entry from Robin Knight questioning the identity of Bart’s Arse,” writes Jerry Grandage (53-58). “My memory is that it was (is?) not the hill from the College down to the village. Rather it was a feature on one (or more) slopes on the running circuits near…

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OPGS 2014 meeting

The annual OP Golf Society meeting will take place in 2014 at the Huntercombe GC near Henley on Thames on Tuesday June 10th. Entry is limited to 36 players (male and female). The format will be 18 holes individual competition in the morning, and 18 holes foursomes after lunch. Coffee/tea/bacon rolls will be served before…

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Malcolm MacKenzie (52-55)

“My news since my last letter is unchanged. I continue to live happily by the sea south of Athens and to work from my office in Piraeus. I find Greece is a delightful place to live partly as the Greeks take shipping so seriously and partly because the sun seems to shine endlessly all year…

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