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…

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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…

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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,…

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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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