New OP governor of Pangbourne College

Nick Woods (83-88) has become a governor of Pangbourne College. He is the fourth Old Pangbournian on the 12-person Board following the recent retirement of Admiral Sir Michael Layard (49-53). After Pangbourne Nick attended the University of East Anglia where he took a BSc in Business Finance and Economics. He then trained as an accountant…

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David Harding (72-78)

According to a report in the Financial Times July 26, Winton, the London-based hedge fund founded by David Harding, paid its staff and partners £197 million in dividends and salaries in 2013. Recently Winton increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1 billion for the first time. In total it has…

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Founders’ Day 2014

The 97th celebration of Founders’ Day was held at the College on Saturday July 5th. The Guest of Honour was the Governor-General of the Falkland Islands 2010-14, Nigel Haywood CVO. Despite an overcast day on which rain constantly threatened and occasionally arrived, proceedings went smoothly throughout, reflecting huge credit on the dozens of people involved…

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OP City and Livery Group reception

OP City and Livery Group Reception, HQS WELLINGTON, 23rd June 2014 The recently established OP City and Livery Group is a loose association of Old Pangbournians who are attached to one or more of the City Livery Companies, have an interest in the City of London or have worked there, writes Nigel Hollebone (59-63). Following…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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