Peter Tambling (50-53)

I have written my autobiography “Memories of R589281. From School Boy to Master in Steam.” I’ve always carried a camera right from a very young age and in the 220 pages in the book there are many photos of places and events throughout my career. I’m still making ship models. Capt. Steve Taylor (chairman of…


The Spithead Review 1953

Re the article “Sixty Years On: The Spithead Review. How well I remember boarding the tender on Gun Wharf Portsmouth under the stern of the naval tug Envoy, writes Peter Tambling (50-53). On arriving alongside HMS Indefatigable, one of the cadets dropped his case into the water. “Go on lad, go down and get it…


James Irvine (54-59)

James has added four books to the list of OP authors – The Orkney Poll Taxes of the 1690s (2003); Trace Your Orkney Ancestors (2004); Blaeu’s Orkneys and Schetland (2006); and The Breckness Estate (2009). As the list indicates, although James still lives in Surrey where he keeps fit on voluntary conservation work, he is…


P.P.P. Neale (38-42)

Commander P.P.P. Neale (38-42) RN died on January 11th, 2013, aged 88.

The funeral service was held at Cambridge City Crematorium on January 25th. Cdr. Neale was a widower. He leaves four children and five grandchildren. We have no other details.

Cricket dinner a tremendous success

A black tie dinner held in the Dining Hall at the College on January 26th to raise funds to support a 1st X1 cricket tour to Barbados over Easter turned into “a brilliant evening.” Organised by the current Master in charge of cricket, Joe Lewis, the dinner was attended by 160 people. It included a…


Oliver Stephens-Ofner (88-94)

I am mostly a film/TV actor these days but I have done repertory work in the theatre. This has mostly taken place at the Network Theatre near the Old Vic, Waterloo, in London. My credits include Skyfall, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, National Treasure 2, X-Men : First Class, Holby City and Eastenders. Other…


Careers Fair at College – OPs Wanted!

The 2013 Careers Fair at the College is set for Friday afternoon on March 1st. Any OP who can help with this event is requested to contact the Head of Careers at the College, Martin Hart, as soon as possible at The event lasts from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Individuals and companies wanting to take…


Ian Williams (61-63)

“I met Mike Beavington (59-63) at a lunch to celebrate the College acquisition of the Harbinger model. He told me that his old ski group had fallen by the wayside but he would love to go skiing again. So I introduced him to the Sussex-based “Dad’s Army” geriatric ‘racing team’ which for the last 20…