Liveried OPs at the curry lunch

Thirteen OPs attended a curry lunch on board HQS Wellington in April, 2013, and shared their CVs. Here they are: Stephen Taylor: For my part, I joined NCP in May 1955, Port Jackson with E Beet, and then onto Macquarie. Leaving Easter 60, I went to Dartmouth, and had a full career in the RN,…

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MICHAEL ATKINS (1926-2013)

Michael Atkins died peacefully in Grove Court Nursing Home, Woodbridge, Suffolk, on March 28, 2013, aged 87. Following the death of his wife Jill on January 3rd, 2013, his health deteriorated rapidly but he remained upbeat and independent to the end. Michael joined the academic staff at the Nautical College in 1957 as master in…

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More about Mike Atkins

*From John Lancaster-Smith: ” ‘Oh Ruddy Heck’ Mike had a great influence on my time at the College. If I failed to respond to his attempts to improve my maths, I hope that I frustrated his attempts to improve my sailing less! Four years of sailing at the College was excellent along with notable journeys…

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Justin Gummer (86-92)

I have moved from Adelaide to Melbourne but retain much fondness for Adelaide and will miss the place greatly, particularly its rich history. In 2011 I designed and commission the Maria Gandy bi-centennial memorial. Gandy came to Adelaide on the brig Rapid in 1836, the year the colony was founded. The memorial was unveiled to…

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About Mike Atkins

OPs in the Old Pangbournian group on Linked In have been sharing memories of Mike Atkins who died at the end of March, 2013. A selection includes: * From Steve Davis (74-81): “I have a fond memory of meeting MA by chance at a safari lodge in the middle of nowhere in Zimbabwe in about…

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H.S. WOOD (29-31)

Harry S. Wood (29-31) died on March 2, 2013, aged 99. He remained active to the end of his life and was well enough in December, 2012, to celebrate his 100th Christmas. He was awarded the CB in 1967 following his retirement after a 30-year career in the Army.  Born in 1913, Wood arrived at…

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E.M. Duthie (44-48)

I left the NCP in December 1948 to join the Royal Navy under the Direct Entry scheme. One term at Dartmouth was followed by two terms in the training cruiser HMS Devonshire in the Baltic and Mediterranean. I then spent a year as a Midshipman in HMS Kenya on the Far East station including the…

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J.B DUTHIE (39-42)

John Duthie (39-42) died on 1st February 2013 aged 87. His wife predeceased him. He left two children and three grandchildren. His brother Revd. Malcolm Duthie (44-48) writes: “John did not distinguish himself academically at Pangbourne and was chiefly famous for looking after the allotments at Bowden Green where vegetables were grown to help out…

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T.G.S Ward (1942-46)

T.G.S. Ward (42-46) writes from Australia having received the latest issue of The OP Magazine: “One matter of interest to me was the death notice of “Hepworth G.A. (42-45)” Hepworth and I joined Pangbourne at the same time, autumn term 1942. I don’t think we were close friends, but we often ended up together. I…

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The 100%

A poem titled “Running” printed in The Log Spring Term 1930 and attributed to “A Sufferer”: The 100 per cent is a terrible thing; It makes you grow old and it makes you grow thin. It’s part of our sports, authorities say, To run the five miles on a cold winter’s day. The start of…

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