Reginald Hunter-Blair (56-60)

Reg Hunter-Blair died in South Africa on March 11th, 2011, aged 68. Jenny Hunter-Blair writes:  “One evening young Reg was asked a poignant question by his father: “ How would you like to go to naval college? Sounds splendid sir,” Reg replied nervously. So he was sent to the Nautical College, Pangbourne. But unlike his father…


Mike Lubbock (57-61)

Mike is the Executive Director of Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park at Scotland Neck, North Carolina, USA. He had been hoping to attend Founder’s Day this year but instead will be heading to Brazil to collect some eggs from a very rare duck he has been working with for the past ten years. The height of…


C.J. Bennett (51-56)

Colin Bennett (51-56) died on June 8th, 2011, aged 73. Always a loyal Old Pangbournian who regularly attended OP Dinners, he made friends for life at the NCP. Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) and Jeremy Hodgson (51-54) attended his funeral and represented the OP Society. Also present was another old College friend Duncan Bell (51-54). A eulogy…


C.J.S Morris (43-46)

Charles Stuart (OP Rep in Melbourne, Australia) writes: “I caught up with Chris at the monthly WCP lunch after about twenty years of his absence. He had attended one a few months ago whilst I was away after he had got in contact with me about “rejoining”. He is looking good as the elder statesman…


A.R. Lade (57-61)

Sandy Lade reports that he spent “31 very enjoyable years in the Royal Marines” after leaving the College. On leaving he became a civil servant working for the MoD (RM) in Portsmouth for seven years. “For the last 12 years I have been in semi-retirment (living in Bishops Waltham) doing a bit of part-time gardening.…


R.E.F. Horley (42-45)

Rob Edward Falconer Horley died on April 10th, 2011. His neighbour Peter Hughes (51-55) writes: “On leaving the NCP in 1945 Rob joined Royal Mail Line and obtained his Mate’s ticket. He left the sea in 1949  and then did his National Service. Subsequently he was commissioned in the RASC, specialising in water transport, and…


P. G. Penny (53-57)

The Hon Patrick Penny died in France on 10th September, 2010, after complications following an operation for cancer of the oesophagus. His lifelong friend Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) writes: ‘Ricky’ Penny, the second son of Viscount Marchwood, joined Pangbourne in January, 1953. After his first year in Port Jackson, he moved up to MacQuarie as his…


W.V.J. Huelin (52-57)

Joe Huelin died on November 2nd, 2010, aged 71.

According to information received from his partner of the last 20 years, Dorothy Kegg, Joe Huelin died in November 2010. He had been ill for some time. We have no other information.

Ewen Scobie (64-68)

Ex-soldier who protected a corner of the Scottish Highlands dies. Ewen Scobie (64-68), the laird of Rhidorroch at Ullapool, died of a brain tumour at the end of February, 2011, aged 60. He had been ill for sometime. Born in Inverness and raised on the Black Isle, Ewen played a leading role in campaigns against…


Robin Paine (55-58)

Robin divides his time in retirement between Kent and Auckland, New Zealand. He is in the process of writing a book with an ex-Hoverlloyd Captain, who now lives in Tasmania, called “On a Cushion of Air – The History of Hoverlloyd and the Hovercraft” – to be published in May, 2012. “We have been at…