1960s leavers

At the lunch in the City of London for Richard (Sam) Strachan, the 15 OPs present had varied life stories to recount. Among them: Jonathan Fitzgerald (59-61) worked for Reuters on the business side for 23 years, many of them in Asia. He is retired and lives in Bonchurch on the Isle of Wight. Mike…

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Shaun Maynard (60-64)

Shaun, based in Johannesburg, was in London and New York on business in March. In the UK he saw Strachan & Garth McDonald – both in good form – and they were able to toast their get-together with some excellent Brakespear beer – Jon B please note! Strachan is preparing his motorized trimaran for a…

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Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59)

Close viewers of the recent BBC tv programme “The Falklands Legacy,” made in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war, will have spotted Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59) taking the author and presenter Sir Max Hastings out to sea in a sailing boat – the unusual setting for a rather stilted conversation with several other…

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Percy & Simpson have work to do

Beijing Olympic gold medallists playing catch-up. After three rounds of the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup contest, Iain Percy and OP Andrew Simpson (90-95) are in seventh place with four rounds of the event still to come. In the latest round, held off Majorca in early April, the British duo came second to score their…

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‘City of Adelaide’ future still contested

Last surviving Devitt & Moore vessel remains a bone of contention between South Australia and Sunderland. In 2010 the hulk of the ‘City of Adelaide’ – an historic 1864 clipper ship owned and operated by the College’s founding company of Devitt & Moore – was saved from destruction following a successful campaign to persuade the…

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OP Naval Reunion set for Hurlingham Club in May

Details have been released about a drinks reception for all OPs who have served, or are serving, at sea. Thanks to the support of Rear Admiral Niall Kilgour (63-68), secretary of the club, a reception for OPs will be held at the Hurlingham Club in southwest London (Fulham) on Wednesday 16th May from 6.30-8.30pm. Dress…

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Videos on the College launched

Three new promotional videos on Pangbourne College may now be viewed on the College website at http://www.pangbournecollege.com/ Produced by Suffolk Films/BTV working with the College Marketing Department headed by Director of Marketing Lindsey Hughes, the videos focus on the ethos and values and goals of the College today, the activities of the Sixth Form, and…

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G.A. HEPWORTH (42-45)

Rachel Sykes has reported that her cousin G Anthony Hepworth (42-45) died on 17 Feb 2012 in a nursing home in Cowling, North Yorkshire. Anthony was single and a charity fund-raiser. In his youth he was more or less looked after by the Sykes family and he attended the NCP so that Harry Sykes could…

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Anarchists at Pangbourne

When I was CCC of Hesperus in 1972, writes Les Vaizey (68-72) from France, I gave no punishments whatsoever, except (I was fond of doing a cross country run early in the morning before Brass, and taking a cold shower afterwards) for “inviting” the few lads in the Division who took advantage of the system…

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