Alastair Macleod (35-39)

Alastair Macleod (35-39) died on 13th December, 2016 aged 95. His daughter Jenny McGeachy writes: “Born in 1921, my father was Captain of Hockey at the NCP before going into the Army in World War 11 in the Seaforth Highlanders. He remained in the Army for about 10 years after the war, reaching the rank…

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G.S.B. Moore (47-50)

George Stevenson Brown MOORE (47-50) passed away peacefully at home on 10th February 2017. Eldest son of Captain Quentin Moore, a River Clyde Pilot and Mrs Catherine Moore, George was born in Gourock on 21st August, 1933. George arrived at the Nautical College (Macquarie Division) in 1947 and excelled not only in his studies but…

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2017 OP Magazine published

                    The 47th issue of the OP Magazine, The Pangbournian, has been published. All OPs on the OP data base held at the College will be receiving their copies in the next few weeks.    The latest issue, designed and distributed by Lavenham Press and edited…

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P.L. Byrne (58-63)

Les Byrne (58-63) is one of 12 members of the all-conquering 1962 1st XV who will meet together for the first time in more than 50 years at the centenary OP Dinner at the College on Friday April 21st. He writes: “After Pangbourne I went into the Oil Industry selling equipment used for extraction and production…

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Peter Middleton (57-61)

                Peter Middleton (57-61),  now retired, got in touch following the death at the end of 2016 of his lifelong friend and neighbour in Scartho, Grimsby,  Ross Bacon (59-62).  Peter wrote:   “After Pangbourne in 1961, I joined New Zealand Shipping Co. as a cadet, and for the…

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Ross Bacon (59-62)

              E.R. (Ross) Bacon (59-62) died on 27th December, 2016, aged 71. A news report in the Grimsby Telegraph stated in part:     “The continued success of one of Grimsby’s best known engineering firms will be the lasting monument to a widely respected local businessmen. Edwin Ross Bacon,…

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R.M. Roberts (58-63)

                    R.M. Roberts (58-63) arranged a hugely successful reunion of the 12 surviving members of the unbeaten rugby 1st XV at the College in conjunction with the April 21, 2017 OP centenary dinner.   Bob, a speedy wing-threequarter who was an England Under 19 XV trialist…

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John Gregson GC (37-40)

                      John Gregson GC (37-40), who has died aged 92, won the George Cross for saving the life of a shipmate during a torpedo attack in the Mediterranean in 1942. An obituary in the Daily Telegraph stated in part:   “In August 1942 Gregson was serving…

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New Year’s Honour for OP

              Michael Keigwin (86-93) has been awarded an MBE for his ‘Services to African Wildlife and Conservation and the setting up of the Uganda Conservation Foundation’ (www.ugandacf.org).   In 1998, helped by the Royal Geographical Society and Expedition Advisory Centre, Michael set up the project Elephants, Crops and People…

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Brian Panisset (58-63)

      (Brian, left, with Richard Strachan recently)         Brian writes from Port Macquarie, New South Wales: “Actually, those 1958-63 dates are misleading: I spent a total of eight terms in Port Jackson, and only seven in Macquarie, counting the three terms of my first year, and the five terms I…

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