N.H. Lampe (60-64)

Nick Lampe (60-64), the OP Society Representative in Sydney, Australia, died of pancreatic cancer on October 10th, 2013. He was 66. He leaves a wife Anne and two sons. The funeral service attended by 250 people was held at The Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium in North Ryde, New South Wales. The OP Society was represented…

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Robert Ogden (60-64)

Captain Robert Ogden BSc (’60-’64) who lives in Hove and is an Instructor/Consultant with the C-Mar Group (global marine and energy services) has written a novel. It has not been published in hard or paperback form but is available on Amazon Kindle or through robertpierpoint@gmail.com According to the publisher’s promotional note, A SHARD OF GLASS…

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Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46)

I have just had a book published in America entitled The Hill of Affluence (2013). I am still involved in the family business Archivist which is based in Guernsey. It specialises in document storage for the Finance industry. I retired from Stockbroking in 2003 but still advise family and friends on investment. Married to an…

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Ralph Gibson (57-61)

I left the College in 1961. 1962-63 Accountancy in the City1963-66 Law1966- Mons1967-69 – Canada – Line Man for BC Hydro and working for Air Canada1969-73 – Life Assurance in London1973-77 – Lloyds in the City – Minets1977-80 – Bookmaker, Manager for Ladbrookes in the City1980-85 – Dairy Industry1986-90 – Property1990-94 – Driving Instructor1994-96 –…

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C.R.K. Stone Pearn (51-54)

Rodney Stone-Pearn (51-54) died on July 8th, 2013 according to his widow Amberley. He was 75 and lived in Fetcham, near Leatherhead, in Surrey.   Rodney Stone-Pearn spent three years at the NCP, leaving with a handful of ‘O’ levels which allowed him to start his seagoing career with BP Tanker Company as a Deck Apprentice.…

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OPGS defeat the College at The Berkshire

Enjoyable meeting at The Berkshire results in comfortable win for the OPs against the College. With the first hint of autumn rustling the leaves on the Red course at The Berkshire October 9, the OP team won the annual fourball contest with College golfers by 5.5 points to 0.5 points. In the top match only…

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An American at Pangbourne 1955-58 Part 1

Arrival “Royal Navy or Merchant Navy?” “Merchant Navy, sir”, I replied. The new intake of self-conscious thirteen-year-old boys had arrived at the Nautical College, Pangbourne, in their naval uniforms with their parents as cadets RNR in the afternoon of Wednesday 22nd September 1955, a day before the remainder of the College, writes Robin Paine (55-58).…

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Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

Working in collaboration with Swansea University, my company is developing new forms of water and wind turbines. Earlier this year, we successfully tested our water-turbine prototype in the quarter of a million ton test tank at the IFREMER facilities in Boulogne. I’ve just commissioned the construction of an eighty foot tall, pre-industrial, wind-turbine prototype, for…

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