‘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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OPs in New Zealand

At the OP Reunion lunch in Auckland on February 20, 2012, OP Society President Robin Knight encountered many new OP faces. Here he fills in a bit of the detail. “Our host was Craig Peploe (78-80), general manager of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron clubhouse for the past 12 years. Craig had a bit…

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Enjoyable careers fair day at the College

OPs take part in annual Careers Fair day at the College. Five OPs were among 28 company and individual contributors who took part in a successful afternoon careers fair at the College in mid-March. Headed by David Nicholson representing Petroleum Geo-Services, the other OPs were Steve Davis (discussing career paths), Natassia Fox (a recent leaver,…

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NICK REBBECK (61-64)

Nick Rebbeck died in May, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. His friend Andrew Gordon-Lennox writes: Nick Rebbeck was a near neighbour from home and family friend who joined the Nautical College Pangbourne with me in 1961 – the first year of Port Jackson at Bowden Green with Steve as Housemaster.…

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Rick Newling-Ward (87-91)

Rick recently relocated to Melbourne, Australia with his wife Annie and daughter Piper. He lives in Prahran, a trendy inner suburb and works as an interior designer specialising in restaurant designs. One of his recent commissions was to design the interior of Jamie Oliver’s new restaurant in Sydney. He is in contact with Alex Heaton…

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Alex Heaton (87-91)

I live in Elwood, Melbourne, with my wife Rachel, daughter Georgia and son Charlie. I work in Port Melbourne – the company is called smarterBATHROOMS and can be accessed on www.smarterbathrooms.com.au We all love living by and sailing on the bay and taking advantage of all the great sporting facilities that Melbourne has. I cycle…

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