The 2011 OP Magazine

Issue 41 of the OP Magazine will be sent to OPs during February, 2011. “Production difficulties mean that there will be a slight delay in distributing the 2011 OP Magazine to all OPs on the mailing list (more than 3,500),” write the Editors of the Magazine. “Our schedule now indicates that the publication will reach…


Memorial Service for Dennis Scott-Masson (44-46)

A Memorial Service will be held in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel for Captain Dennis Scott-Masson CBE in May, 2011. Further details will follow.

Capt. Scott-Masson commanded P&O’s “Canberra” liner – the vessel that transported thousands of British troops successfully from the UK to the Falklands Islands, and home again afterwards, in the conflict with Argentina in 1982.

OP girls first match vs College 1st X1

OPs lose 6-0 – but it could have been worse! “Girls OP Hockey has been a possibility for many years. In 2010 we finally organised a date in October and played a match against the current College 1st X1,” reports Lucy Hamblin-Rooke (01-08). “We managed to drag along a few old faces from leavers of…


Good win for OP XI vs College

Founder’s Day T20 match goes OPs’ way “Now in its fourth year, the OP T20 cricket match against the College 1st X1 has established itself as one of the highlights of Founder’s Day – and the 2010 game didn’t disappoint,” writes Alex Smith (95-02).   With the sun beating down on the Big Side pitch,…


New date for 2011 OP Dinner

Due to the royal wedding the date of the 2011 OP Dinner has been moved to Wednesday April 20th. The Dinner will take place in HQS Wellington which is moored on the Embankment in central London. Further details will be available nearer the time. If you have a query please contact OP Chairman Mark Dumas…


Mike Smith (68-71)

In November Mike organised a meeting on the “Common Good and Capitalism” at a Greencoat Forum held at the London centre of Initiatives of Change. Speakers included Roger Steare of Cass Business School and Paul Moore, the former HBOS employee who was sacked for warning that the company was spiralling out of control. In an…


Memories of R589281

Peter Tambling (50-53) recalls a nautical career. The January, 2011, issue of SHIPPING – Today & Yesterday carries a six-page article by Capt. Peter Tambling, Master Mariner and Commander RD*, about his long love affair with the sea. This began with days spent aboard colliers and sand dredgers in the West of England and south Wales…


Dennis Scott-Masson

Captain Dennis Scott-Masson CBE, RD and Bar, died on November 16, 2010, aged 80. He was Master of the P&O liner Canberraduring the Falklands war and later was made ADC to The Queen. Lengthy obituaries were published in The Times and The Daily Telegraph on which this account is based. Leaving the NCP in 1946…


Ian Tew (56-60)

I was inducted as a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners in September.

I sailed to Scotland and back earlier this year with my brothers in our Nicholson 40. Rory Macnamara (56-60) left a note on board in Tobermory but we did not meet.

George Sibbering (33-38)

George Sibbering died on July 27, 2010, at the age of 89. His son Paul (61-64) writes:          The opening passage of a journal my father wrote after leaving Pangbourne:               “And what are you going to do when you leave, Sibbering?” said my Housemaster. It happened in the Remove A classroom sometime in June 1938,…