Tim Lee (51-53)

Captain Tim Lee (51-53) was one of 15 retired Royal Navy officers to sign a letter which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on election day May 6 urging the retention of the Trident nuclear missile system. The letter argued that the Conservatives “are the only party who (sic) will ensure that while our troops are…

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Malcolm Graham-Wood (OP 70-75)

MALCOLM GRAHAM-WOOD (70-75), a former Chairman of the OP Society and now a director of oil and gas broking at Westhouse Securites, was quoted in The Daily Telegraph April 27 arguing that the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico “shouldn’t make too much difference to BP’s financial position…In terms of their reaction, there’s…

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The 57th OP Dinner

OP Dinner at the College April 16 one of the best for years. A record 116 OPs subscribed to attend the 57th OP Dinner, held this year at the College. In the event, around 100 OPs turned up. Most of the no-shows were victims of the Icelandic ash cloud which hit air travel into the…

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“Voices from the Bridge”

Recollections of Members of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.     OP Captain Ian Tew (56-61) contributes chapter to new book on the British Marchant Navy. Up to half of the world’s cargoes were once carried by British merchant ships, and the officers and crews who sailed them were heirs to a tradition stretching back centuries.…

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OP chairs roundtable on banking ethics

OP Michael Smith (60-65) organises forum on banking ethics in London A forum on banking ethics hosted by OP Mike Smith (60-65) was held on March 23 as part of the Caux Initiatives for Business held at the London centre of Initiatives for Change. The meeting was the fourth in a series being sponsored by…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition in Ethiopia

OPs reach Ethiopia in late March The PangbourneAfrica expedition reached Ethiopia March 22 having driven south through Egypt to Aswan, crossed the Nile by ferry, stopped over in Khartoum in Sudan and crossed into Ethiopia at Gallabat on March 22. Since then the team (including three OPs – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey & David Keith-Welsh) has…

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Simon M Harvey (OP 52-55)

Simon Marcus Harvey (52-55) died on 2 March 2010, aged 71. A proud and enthusiastic OP, he was in recent times a forthright member of the OP committee. His father Marcus was at the College from 1922 to 1924, who after a successful career in the MN moved to India to take charge of the Royal…

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Jeremy JS Coulter (OP 48-53)

Jeremy Coulter died on 11 February 2010, aged 75. In the 1970s Jeremy was an enthusiastic member of the OP Committee.  After Pangbourne where he was Captain of Cricket, Jeremy joined the Royal Marines, serving for 12 years and retiring as a Captain. He then worked for Gallaghers, cigarette manufacturers, and finally became a Lloyds…

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Robert Strang (OP 41-43)

Robert Strang died on 28th October 2009. After leaving Pangbourne, he went to agricultural college in Somerset and in 1948 started to farm in Cornwall, near Liskeard, and spent the rest of his career building up and extending the farm. He was also a member of the Royal Observer Corps until it was disbanded in…

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