OP City & Livery Group reception

The OP City and Livery Group has organised an evening reception on the Quarterdeck aboard HQS Wellington on the Embankment, London, on Monday 23 June at 1800 for 1830 until 2030. Organiser Sinclair Rogers writes: “Please bring a guest! At the reception we shall serve drinks and canapés for a cost of £36.00 per person…

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A.K.S. (Roly) Franks (42-45)

Roly Franks OBE (42-45) died on April 9th, 2014. He was 85. Merrick Rayner (73-78), chairman of the OP Society, represented the Society at the Thanksgiving Service at St. Luke’s, Matfield, in Kent where Roly was a key fund raiser, Warden and Treasurer. He writes: “The charming, small Church is in walking distance from Roly’s…

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OPs in Tenerife

Bill Bailey (58-62) writes that “for the information of any OPs passing through Tenerife, I can be contacted on tel: 00 34 922 725 941 (res) & 00 34 628 015 207 (mob). Better to forewarn me by email at: bill_bailey44@hotmail.co.uk You may be interested to know that an OP, John Lucas (60-64, McQ) runs…

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Epic charity ride by Bill Bailey (58-62)

MHS (Bill) Bailey (58-62) writes: “Three bicycle riders – former Royal Marines Des Enoch and Bill Bailey and a ‘civvie’ friend Mark Powell – recently completed a charity ride on Tenerife, that no sane person would have started had they any inkling of the weather to be encountered.  The course included about 18 kms between…

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Grenville Gore-Langton (38-41)

Earl Temple of Stowe (38-41) died on 17th September, 2013, “as gently as he lived.” He was 89. He attended the NCP as W. Grenville A. Gore-Langton and became the 8th Earl in 1968. His son Robert writes: “Grenville Gore Langton (as he was prior to assuming the family title later in life) remembered with…

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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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