Miles Eden-Smith (54-57)

Recently I have represented the OP Society at three events that recognize the College’s Merchant Navy and World War 11 heritage. The Annual National Service For Seafarers at St. Paul’s cathedral. This is a very moving service and is attended by seafarers and their families/friends from all sectors of the seafaring world. It is ticketed…

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Ian Duncan Currie (52-55)

Ian Currie died in Melbourne, Australia, on 12th July 2013. He was 75. He was once amiably described by Lionel Stephens during a visit to Australia some years ago as “one of the most extraordinary OPs I have ever met.” Ian’s friend Richard Strachan (58-62) writes: “Any meaningful effort to describe ‘Currie’ is a job for a professional biographer…

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1st AGM of OPYC held

The first AGM of the OP Yacht Club was held at the Naval Club in London on November 13th. Chaired by Cmdre Tony Morrow and attended by 15 members, all the usual matters were dealt with and the existing Officers and Committee members re-elected en bloc. The OPYC now has 53 members. A rally in…

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V.R.B. Vivian (54-57)

The Hon. V.R.B. Vivian (54-57) is reported to have died according to David Boehm.David Boehm writes: “After the Merchant Navy Victor worked in Qatar and Dubai and Nigeria for Lancing Bagnall and Lancer Boss. After that he lived in Norway, London and for 25 years in France in various places as an estate agent and looking…

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News from South Africa

The OP Rep in Johannesburg, Shaun Maynard (60-64) reports: “Lionel Stephens flew out here in early October to visit us and Mary Norris in Pretoria. Basically he was in good form, but found the long haul flights difficult, which is not surprising considering his age. In the week he stayed with us, we covered many…

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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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