Dr. James Allenby (57-62)

Fifteen months ago a committee of volunteers led by James formed the West Devon Pre-Games Training Camp Working Group and started a campaign to attract an overseas country to come and train in the West Devon area before the Olympic Games. Swaziland responded and two athletes, both sprinters, arrived in Devon ahead of the Games…

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E.A. Allenby (31-34)

Colonel E.A. ‘Edward’ Allenby OBE RM (31-34) died peacefully in Chollacott House Nursing Home, Tavistock, on June 27, 2012, aged 95. His son, Dr. James Allenby (57-62) writes: Born a ‘Man of Kent’ in the middle of the worst war of all time, Edward’s father was a retired navigation officer. His mother was deeply religious.…

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Silver medal for OP Andrew Simpson

Iain Percy and Andrew (Bart) Simpson (90-95) win a silver medal in the Star class sailing event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Despite enjoying an eight-point lead over their nearest rivals going in to the final medal race at the Weymouth Olympic regatta, Percy & Simpson came home an agonising second in the two-handed…

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G.J. Hony (40-44)

John Hony (40-44) died in July, 2012, aged 85. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Diana, who provided the material on which this obituary is based. John was a colourful, larger-than-life character with a robust sense of humour – described in one of his school reports as “somewhat misplaced.” At the NCP…

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Danny Lee (69-74)

Since September 2011 I’ve been leading the Environment Agency’s Solent Pollution Prevention and Control team. This involves applying pollution prevention and control regulations to limit the environmental impact of certain industrial activities through a permit process. I am also Executive Director of the Environment Agency’s Self Sustaining Building Programme. This involves establishing a clear “pathway”…

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Robin Paine (55-58)

In June my wife Sandra and I went on a spectacular cruise of the Norwegian fjords and Spitsbergen on board the cruise liner ‘Queen Elizabeth.’ The guest speaker was Ivar Hellberg (56-60). We had not seen each other since I left the NCP in 1958, some 54 years ago! A photo of myself and Ivar…

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2012 OP Dinner & OP Soc. AGM dates released

A double OP event will be held at the College this autumn. All OPs are urged to attend. On Friday evening 26th October the delayed 2012 OP Dinner will take place at the College. Further details will follow later in the summer from Lindsey Hughes Lindsey.Hughes@pangcoll.co.uk   Bed and breakfast will be on offer to those…

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Three leaving members of staff

In his speech at Founders’ Day on July 7th, the Headmaster Thomas Garnier paid tribute to three leaving teachers who together had served the College for 65 years. Darrell Paddick arrived at Pangbourne in 1990 to work in the Learning Support Department and became a cornerstone of its success. In his time he worked with…

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Victor Gordon (44-47)

Victor Gordon (44-47) died on May 29, 2012, aged 82. He was a writer, chiefly on food. He married in 1958 and is survived by his wife Juliet, two sons and a daughter. An obituary in The Daily Telegraph stated in part: After Pangbourne Victor Gordon did his National Service and then became an industrial…

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