Keith Evans (33-37) stars on television

Keith Evans (33-37), a retired Cdr. RN and former member of the OP Society committee, appeared on BBC television in June on a programme devoted to the construction, career and destruction of the famous British cruiser-battleship HMS Hood. Keith served on Hood in 1938-39 and recalled life on board what was, at the time, the…


New John Webster exhibition

The well-known sea and landscape artist John Webster (46-50), a retired Vice Admiral and former chairman of the Board of Governors of Pangbourne College, is holding a new exhibition of his paintings in London in July. The exhibition, at the Rountree Tryon Galleries, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL, lasts from the 1st…


OPYC Rally, Brixham and Dartmouth, June 6-8, 2014

Following a successful inaugural event in Cowes last year, the fledgling OPYC decided to hold their second annual Rally in the West Country on this occasion, writes Nigel Hollebone (59-63). A number of club members keep their boats in Devon and Cornwall, so Dartmouth on the first weekend of June seemed an appropriate time and…


Peter Tambling (50-53)

“I started “messing about at sea” aboard local colliers trading coal from South Wales to Portishead, courtesy of the local Dockmaster Capt Davis. He was a sidesman for Evensong at the local Parish church where my Grandfather was Parish Warden/Organist/choirman. An introduction soon found me aboard S.S.Rockleaze which had been over to Port Winston at…


Duncan Bell (51-54)

A photo of Duncan, still racing stock cars, can be seen in the Gallery. This was at a race he won in Coventry in early June. His friend Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) writes that “Duncan is the one in the middle, proving yet again the value of a Nautical College, Pangbourne, education!”

A.J. Potter (57-61)

Ashley Potter (57-61) died suddenly on 14th May, 2014 according to one of his daughters, Jessica Lennon. Ashley, known as ‘Shags’ to his contemporaries in Macquarie, was always in trouble at the NCP but somehow emerged unscathed. A fine cross-country runner, his other interest was trad jazz, at the time all the rage. With four…


Tim Quinlan (68-73)

I resigned as research director of an HIV/AIDS research organisation (the Health Economics & HIV/AIDS Research Division – HEARD) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010. We then moved to the Western Cape to the village of Greyton in the Overberg region. I became a professor at the Free University, Amsterdam. This continued to June,…


Work Experience Opportunities Needed for College Students

The College is looking to make contact with any OPs who might be able to offer work experience to College students,  or who may know of any other individuals or organisations that are able to do so.  Being able to offer students the chance of hands on experience in a variety of roles and working environments is invaluable for their future career…


Peter Coulthurst (54-59)

Peter Coulthurst (54-59) died in Australia in April, 2014. Captain Frank Hart represented the OP Society at his funeral.

After the NCP Peter joined the Canadian Pacific shipping company and was at sea for some years before coming ashore and emigrating to Australia. We have no other details.

Hugo Moresby White (53-57)

Admiral Sir Hugo Moresby White GCB, CBE, DL (53-57) died peacefully at his home in Buckland, Devon, on 1st June, 2014. A serious head injury caused by a fall in 2002 marred his final years. He was 74 –a former Governor of Gibraltar, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, and CCCC of the Nautical College, Pangbourne. He leaves a…