T.N. Hall (44-48)

Recently I spent a most enjoyable day at the College -my first look at the old place since the 1960s when I was working at the Ministry of Aviation. I departed feeling that Pangbourne College is in very good hands and very good health. I left the NCP at the end of 1948, going into…

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Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59)

“Just back from nearly a month totally incommunicado in the South Atlantic as a Guest Lecturer on board the Polar Star. Not a holiday – hard work entertaining passengers 24 hours a day (sort of!) but immense fun. Fascinating! South Georgia – magnificent. Wildlife and glaciers – stunning. Photographed (and sketched) the Fortuna glacier from…

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Jeremy Hodgson (51-54)

Following National Service in Royal Marines 45 Commando in Cyprus fighting EOKA terrorists in the mid-1950s followed by a commission in The East Surrey Regt., Jerry emigrated to Canada and spent the next 30 months travelling around North America and working in a variety of jobs including in a bakery and as a truck and…

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OP Society wreath laid at Tower Hill

Miles Eden-Smith (54-57) lays wreath on behalf of OPs at the Mercant Navy Memorial, Tower Hill, on Remembrance Sunday November 14th, 2010. From Miles Eden-Smith – 1954-57 “I have attended this Service in the Sunken Gardens for about 10 years now and lay a wreath each year on behalf of the Old Pangbournian Society. I consider…

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OP authors two books in one year

Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59) produces two books during 2010. The military historian Ewen Southby-Tailyour has accomplished the unusual feat of authoring and compiling two books that have appeared within months of each other towards the end of 2010. The first – “Helmand Assault” – describes the hectic and bloody six month deployment in Helmand province,…

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Remembrance Sunday 2010

The Chairman is invited to the Service of Remembrance to lay a wreath on behalf of Old Pangbournians I felt very fortunate to represent the OP’s at the Service of Remembrance at the College. I laid a wreath on our behalf commemorating those who died during and since the last World War. I had not…

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Paul Haynes (78-83)

I am an OP of 1983 vintage, Managing Director of Cadogan Tate Ltd (moving & storage) and a Freemason. I regularly visit the Old Wellingtonian Lodge that meets in Fremason’s Hall, London WC2 and once a year at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire. During my visits I have met one other OP Freemason. I am interested…

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David Harding (72-78)

According to a long profile in The Sunday Times (14.11.10 – page7 of the News Review section) David, owner of Winton Capital Management, one of the world’s most successful futures funds, goes from strength to strength. Winton Capital now employs 200 people, 100 of whom are scientists experienced in analysing data. It returns around 17%…

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Successful OP Day

Around 50 OPs of all vintages enjoyed a return to the College on OP Day, Saturday November 6th. At the 77th AGM of the OP Society held in the Yellow Room in Devitt House, about 20 OPs received a full briefing from OP Society Chairman Mark Dumas on what the Society had achieved during the…

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