OP’s update the College’s Governors

The Chairman of the College’s Governors invites the OPs to update them on OP activities. On 6th July 2011 Mark Dumas, as Chairman of the OPs, made a presenation to the Colleges’s Governors at their Summer Meeting. He said there were probably over 3,500 OPs ranging from their 90′s to those who left Pangbourne at…


R. T. Langridge (32-35)

Tim Langridge died peacefully at home on May 28th, 2011, aged 93. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at All Saints Church, Waldron, on June 13th. Addresses were given by two of his three sons and by a grandson. In part they said: “It was the doctor who introduced him to the world in March,…


New OP photos

Gallery section on OP website upgraded.

OP images realting to Founder’s Day 2011 may now be viewed in the Gallery section under Nos. 298-337.

Images of the OP golf society outing at Hankley Common July 5 may be viewed from Nos. 338-350.

All help with caption names gratefully received from any OP!

OP X1 loses by one run

Chris Sutton reports: O.Ps Cricket Match 2011 The annual cricket match held on Founders’ Day between the O.Ps and the College XI proved once again to be a great success. This year’s O.Ps side was made up of a mixture of old and new leaves from the College, with the bulk of the side coming…


Successful summer meeting at Hankley Common GC

An enjoyable day on a splendid course only slightly spoiled by afternoon rain. Some 25 OP golfers turned out at Hankley Common on July 5th for the annual summer meeting of the OPGS. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry had to do some fast footwork early in the day when it was discovered at the last moment that…


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.…