OP involved in Rena disaster controversy in New Zealand

Ian Tew (56-60), a veteran marine salvage expert, journeyed to New Zealand in February in his words “to advise my friend John Julian who wrote Black Tide about the Rena shipwreck.” The Rena, a container ship, hit a reef near Tauranga in November, 2011, causing New Zealand’s worst environmental disaster. Ian writes: “I wrote the…

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J.S. COTTRELL (46-49)

James Cottrell died peacefully in his sleep at St. Mary’s Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight on April 16, 2012. He was 79 and had been suffering from cancer. His nephew Peter Cottrell writes: James followed his three brothers Fothergill, William (Bill) and Tom to Pangbourne. The eldest, Fothergill, survives him. After the NCP James…

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C.W. Williams (48-51)

Chris Williams is recovering from a bad head injury sustained when he slipped on snow-covered sheet ice and banged his head on passing through Moscow following a successful winter ice sailing campaign. With a bit of a headache, but thinking nothing much of it, Chris checked in and proceeded on his way. But by the…

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1960’s OPs gathering at Founders Day 2012

OPs from the 1960’s are the principle decade for this years Founder’s Day on Saturday 7th July. To the Sixties vintage (1960-1969) Don’t forget that this Founders’ Day has been designated for those of you who attended the College (NCP, to us) and it would be an excellent opportunity for all of you to re-awake…

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R.N.D. HORNBY (50-54)

Lt. Col. R.N.D. Hornby died early in 2012 after a determined fight against cancer. A Memorial Service was held on 10 February at Urchfont church, near Devizes in Wiltshire and was attended by a large congregation. An obituary pubished in The Gunner magazine stated in part: Nick Hornby was the son of the Headmaster of…

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Percy & Simpson step up

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95) geared up for the Star world championships in early May with a gold win at a windy World Cup regatta at Hyeres, France at the end of April. The Olympic champions, in only their second World Cup regatta of the year, dominated the five-day event and led going into…

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A.G. Husband (65-68)

A.G. Husband, who writes under the name of Allan Cameron, has a new book out in paperback in July – ‘On the Heroism of Mortals.’ He was brought up in England, Nigeria and Bangladesh, and has lived in Italy for many years. His writing reflects these cosmopolitan roots. His first novel, The Golden Menagerie –…

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OPs at Shipwrights dinner

Nigel Hollebone (59-63) was at a Shipwrights dinner at Drapers Hall at the end of April and wore his OP bow tie. He didn’t need to! Other OPs in attendance included retired shipbroker Anthony Hopkins (38-42) looking 20 years younger than his age, Jeffrey Evans (61-66), Charles Du Cane (53-56), Sean Gay and Charlotte Butterworth…

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Tim Everard (48-52)

From the NCP to the RN and a career mainly spent in SMs either in the Med or Australia, leaving the RN in Jan 77 I joined the RAN as a contract officer and spent 8 years with their SM service. Retiring I was an early organic avocado farmer in Qld. for three years before…

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