C.A.M. TATHAM (52-56)

Charles Tatham (52-56) died peacefully on January 20th, 2012, after a lengthy illness endured with great courage and fortitude, at the age of 72 as reported by his friend and distant relative Peter Hughes (51-55). Charlie was born in Aylesbury in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11. Soon after he and his…

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After the Riots

Two OPs take part in national forum to map a “creative way forward” after last year’s riots in the UK. Old Pangbournians Mike Smith (60-65) and Anjali Guptara (95-99) were among 100 community and faith leaders and representatives of non-governmental organisations from across England who took part in a national conference on ‘After the riots:…

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OP in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Lt. Col Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), commanding offer 5 RIFLES Battlegroup, reports from the scene. In a lengthy update on conditions in Helmand emailed to friends and colleagues in the UK in early March, Tom Copinger-Symes describes life in this front line province as “very challenging and extremely satisfying. It’s not always fun and games, but…

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FREDERICK TREVES BEM (38-42)

Frederick Treves, a well known character actor, died on January 30, 2012, aged 86 after a prolific, high profile career on stage and screen. Freddie Treves was the son of a GP who had commanded a mounted field ambulance brigade in the First World War while his great uncle was Serjeant Surgeon to King Edward…

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Successful OP Reunion in New Zealand

Auckland lunch attended by OP Society President. A hugely successful OP reunion lunch was held on February 20th at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. Sixteen OPs attended accompanied by nine partners. Also in attendance was the President of the OP Society, Robin Knight (56-61) who was on holiday in New Zealand at…

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R.M. FURZE (42-46)

Wing Commander Robert Furze AFC (42-46) died on December 4, 2011, aged 83.  Robert Furze was educated at the NCP with a naval career in mind but became enthralled with the idea of flying and entered RAF Cranwell in 1947. A lengthy obituary in The Times described some of his exploits as a bomber pilot…

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