Alex Hunter (89-96)

Alex Hunter, one of the OP Reps in Sydney, currently lives on the beach in Manly, New South Wales and has recently moved jobs to become Head of Recruitment & Careers at Australia’s largest Life Insurer, TAL. His wife, Bonnie, works as an Interior Designer for Debra Cronin Design. If Alex isn’t on the golf…

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Simpson & Percy fall agonisingly short

Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson (90-95) narrowly miss out on the Star World Championship sailing title in Heyres, France. After six days’ close racing Percy & Simpson failed by just two points to win their second world title in the Star class after heading into the final day’s racing as series leaders. Instead the title…

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Mr. Molyneux

Mention of “Molyneux” in the poem submitted by Jerry Grandage (53-58) as handed down to him by his father George Grandage (18-20) set me searching through Lionel Stephens’ history of the College. “Little Molyneux”, writes Steve, “was a small, energetic and excitable instructor who taught Signals. On page 35 there is also this description of…

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OP nominated for a Tony award in New York

OP Patrick Milling-Smith (88-95), who lives in the US, has co-produced a musical entitled Once that has been nominated for eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The final selection will be made on June 10th. Once is set on the streets of Dublin where an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by…

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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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