John Webster (46-50) – Coast & Country

Latest one-man exhibition opens at Tryon Gallery in London A new exhibition of paintings by the noted sea and landscape artist John Webster (46-50) has opened at the Tryon Gallery, 7 Bury Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL. It closes on March 25th. Paintings in the exhibition include scenes from the Isles of Scilly, Iona,…

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A.V.G. WALKER (33-37)

Tony Walker died on October 18th, 2010, aged 81, acording to his nephew Charles Barton (54-58). Tony’s daughter, Wendy Jolly, writes: “My Father was always one to avoid attention. He was born on June 19, 1919, in Weybridge, the youngest of eight children. He left Pangbourne in the summer of 1937. What he did between…

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Richard Everard

Having retired from Balfour Beatty after thirty two years, I have more time to enjoy long distance walking. A habit formed after, inter alia, Geography A level trips in the 60s with Mr Evans(SME)in both the Lake District and Edale. This summer I walked the GR5 from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, a little under…

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OP Magazine – Issue 41 published

The 41st issue of the OP magazine mailed out to OPs. The 2010 issue of the OP magazine will be reaching all OPs wherever they live over the coming days and weeks. It follows a similar format to Issue 40 – A4 size, full colour, 32pp, more than 50 photographs. Major features this year include an account…

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Details of Dennis Scott-Masson memorial service

A memorial service for Captain Dennis Scott-Masson (44-46) will be held in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel at 3.00pm on Friday 6th May, 2011. Dennis Scott-Masson served with P&O for most of his working life. During the 1982 Falklands War in 1982 he commanded the cruise liner “Canberra” which acted as a troop ship during the…

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Guest of Honour at 58th OP Dinner announced

Patrick Derham (74-78), the current Headmaster of Rugby School, has agreed to be Guest of Honour at the 2011 OP Dinner. Patrick Derham has been Headmaster of Rugby School since 2001. In this position he has been a consistent and prominent defender of the independent schools sector, often mentioning with gratitude the education he received at…

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Over 60s lunch a big success

Bangers-and-mash at the Turf Club in London. 33 OPs over the age of 60 plus the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and Hon Vice President Lionel Stephens met for a most enjoyable informal lunch on January 20 at the Turf Club, Carlton House Terrace in central London. The event was the idea of Chairman Mark Dumas (64-68) who is…

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JACK BITMEAD (33-36)

Captain Jack Bitmead (33-36) DSO, RN  died on December 21, 2010, in Edinburgh aged 91.     On leaving the NCP Bitmead joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in the training cruiser Frobisher and took part in King George V1’s Spithead review in 1937 as a Midshipman in Ramilles. Promoted to Lt. in April,…

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Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59)

Ewen’s new book on 3 Commando Brigade’s experiences in Afghanistan, “Helmand Assault,” won a highly positive review in The Financial Times January 8. The reviewer, Patrick Hennessey, formerly of the Grenadier Guards and author of “The Junior Officers’ Reading Club,” described the book as accessible and comprehensive and argues that Ewen “makes excellent use of…

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