J.V.H. DRUMMOND (38-41)

Captain John Drummond died in mid-2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. John Drummond left the NCP and joined Union-Castle shipping line. After war service with the company, he eventually moved to the East African and later the South African harbour services as a pilot. According to an article in the Cape Times in July, 2011,…

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Paul Lawrence (03-08)

After graduating from Hull University with a 2:1 in Law in 2011, Paul has begun his Training Contract with Pitmans LLP, the largest law firm in the Thames valley with offices in Reading and the City of London. In parallel he is studying at the College of Law at Moorgate in the City of London,…

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Pangbourne vocabulary

OPs help requested in compiling a collection of unque College words and phrases. For a forthcoming feature in the OP Magazine and for inclusion in the illustrated history of the College which is currently in preparation, OPs are asked to send in any unique Pangbourne words that they may recall together with their equivalent in…

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Percy-Simpson comeback

Olympic champions recover from slow start at Weymouth regatta. Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95), Olympic champions in the Star class at the Beijing Games, recovered from a poor start at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Olympic test event in early-August to win their medal race and claim silver behind Brazil’s world champions Robert…

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Upgraded OP website launched

OPs urged to share their memories of the College. The OP website has been upgraded to allow OPs to post their memories and anecdotes of their time at the College. The initiative is part of an effort launched by the OP Society to tap into OP folklore (and, no doubt, legend and myth) in connection…

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E.G. TURNER (36-39)

ERIC GRAHAM TURNER (36-39), a former Chairman and Treasurer of the OP Society, died in July, 2011, at the age of 88. Graham served in the Royal Marines 1941-50, was mentioned in dispatches in 1945, became Life President of Barnes Cricket Club and later Chairman of the Club Cricket Conference. After the Marines he worked…

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1971 1st V111 reunion, Henley, July 2, 2011

A satisfying reunion on the water and at dinner. Graham Jex (66-71) writes: “The reunion row at Henley Royal Regatta on July 2nd of the winning 1st V111 in the 1971 Princess Elizabeth Cup turned out to be most successful. Everyone involved could not have been more enthusiastic, plus the weather was perfect. We all…

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J.W.P. Richardson (57-61)

Jeremy Richardson, lately Chief Executive of the Injured Jockey’s Fund and a retired solicitor based in Newmarket, was awarded the OBE for services to horseracing in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Jeremy became responsible for management of the charity in 1969 in his capacity as a solicitor. It gradually grew in size. When he…

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NCP during Second World War

Tim Tilden-Smith (44-46) Specific memories…I don’t think I ever did fire watching from the top of Devitt tower but I know it went on. I do remember that there was an Italian PoW camp on Pangbourne Hill which used to fascinate us. Canadian troops were stationed near the school before D-Day. We spent a lot…

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