Gold medal for OP at Invictus Games

An OP from Illawarra, Rick Powell (90-95), has won a gold medal as a member of the victorious Team GB wheelchair basketball team which took part in the recent Invictus Games. Rick lost a leg while serving with the Territorial Army in Iraq and now has a prosthetic limb. At present he is working as…

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The Great Glen Challenge 2014

A veteran supporter of good causes, Jollyon Coombs (59-63) has recently rowed 24,000 strokes and 70 miles in 20 hours during a six day fund-raising epic along the Great Glen – a stretch of sometimes unruly water running north-east from Fort William to Inverness in Scotland. The College donated a “fine pair of carbon fibre…

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Annual OPGS match vs The College

The annual OP Golf Society match versus a team from the College will take place at The Berkshire GC on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th October. If you would like to take part, please contact the OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry at  charlie@ward-thomas.co.uk The match takes the form of a Ryder Cup-style 12-a-side fourball contest with…

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ARROW TROPHY UPDATE

The response to our appeal for OP sailors made earlier in August has been amazing and, from across all age groups.  A huge thank you to everyone who stepped up to the challenge, we are most grateful. We even have 15 people in reserve with names still coming in! The initial crew as advised by…

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2014 Reunion in New Zealand

OPs in New Zealand held their annual reunion on 20th February, 2014. It is a long way from New Zealand to England and the report has only just reached us. Robin Paine (55-58) writes: “I have just returned from another excellent gathering of OPs and their wives for a lunch at the Royal New Zealand…

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OP seeks details of the last British Apprentice

Captain Barry Thompson (42-45), who lives in New Zealand,  is seeking OPs’ help to unearth details of the last British shipping apprentice. He believes the individual will have signed indentures some time after 1970. His contact email is shipmaster@ihug.co.nz Barry writes: “To assist my research I have made enquiries at The National Archives, at Greenwich…

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Ed Lucas (00-07)

Ed is now a Sales Executive at Softcat Ltd. based in Bristol. Softcat sells and supports products and solutions from all the world’s leading IT companies. It was named as the No. 1 Sunday Times Best Company to Work For in 2010. Ed got a BA in French and German (which he speaks fluently) from…

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