Patrick Fison died in Perth, Western Australia, in April, 2011, at the age of 80. Pat Fison started out as a cadet with Blue Funnel line on leaving the NCP in 1947. However, his eyesight failed him and he joined Cunard in the early 1950s as a purser. He sailed with Cunard for many years,…Details
After a career of 48 years Garth McDonald is preparing to hang up his compass and retire to the Hampshire/Dorset borders. In an amazingly varied life, mostly spent at sea, Garth has managed to sail only under the Red Ensign – surely a unique record these days. If any OP can do better please let…Details
Paddy is the OP Rep. in Perth, Western Australia. He writes that he is “still pressurised into undertaking maritime affairs and consequently still spends a fair time climbing up and down pilot ladders. It’s ridiculous at my age though good for the soul and keeps me occupied.” He will be in London May 6-19 visiting…Details
“It seems incredible that it is 50 years this summer since we were all up the hill at Pangbourne,” Jonathan writes from Perth, Western Australia. “I socialise with Paddy Evelegh (58-61) who is round the corner from us here, but otherwise do not come across too many OPs locally. “I am settled and have more…Details
David Fisher (59-62) has returned to the UK after spending many years in New Zealand. He is living in Whitekirk, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.
Through Chris Gilson-Taylor (57-61) we learned that Philip Bellamy (48-53) lives 10 miles from him in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The pair met at a model ship club in the Hettlingen area and see each other often. Philip has lived in Switzerland for many years. He is a retired control electronics engineer who arrived…Details
Chris writes that he has “had an interesting but not profitable past.” On leaving the NCP he worked for Metal Box for four years followed by three years in the Army on a short service commission. He married, left the Army and went into reinsurance in the City. In his free time worked with TS…Details
Two OPs play leading roles in MN Association ceremony. Sir Garth Morrison (56-61), Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian, presented new colours to the East Lothian branch of the Merchant Navy Association April 10. By a great coincidence the standard bearer to whom Garth presented the colours was an OP – David Fisher (59-62). David has…Details
Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson triumph in the Star class at the World Cup in Mallorca. Despite an eight-month absence from international Star competition Olympic gold medallists Percy & Simpson “knocked spots off their world-class rivals” in the Princess Sofia regatta in early April in Majorca. Winning both Star class races in breezy conditions on…Details
Jeremy Richardson retired in August, 2010, from his solicitor’s practice in Suffolk and has been playing a lot of golf and real tennis since then. He lives near Newmarket and is still playing cricket – keeping wicket for the Suffolk Gents, the Newmarket Racing X1 and his village side.