GIRLS OP HOCKEY MATCH VS THE COLLEGE

Lucy Hamblin-Rooke provides an update   Girls OP Hockey has been in the balance for many years, however, this year we finally organised a date and played a match against the current 1st X1. We managed to drag along a few old faces, from leavers of 2005 through to 2009, of which a few of…

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Stuart J Robertson (56-60)

Stuart J Robertson died in Montreal, Canada in September 2009.   He was 65. After leaving the Nautical College, Stuart moved to Canada in 1964 and worked in Montreal’s fashion industry for more than a decade before changing direction and opening an indoor gardening and lighting store. He developed a deep interest in gardening and in 1981…

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Victor Francis Pym (38-43)

Victor Francis Pym died on 27 December 2009, aged 85. At his Thanksgiving service at Bolney, many tributes were paid to this talented and devout man. On leaving Pangbourne, Francis served in the Navy and in 1944 commanded an MTB guarding the Scheldt estuary, as Allied shipping supplied armies advancing from Antwerp. On release, having…

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Richard Hamilton (87-92)

Since leaving the college I rowed internationally for GB for 8 years and went to the 96 Atlanta Olympics. After a brief spell teaching at Windsor Boys School I was appointed to Coach for Britain Internationally where I won Gold with the Junior 8+ in Athens and then a silver with the Mens Coxed four…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition departs

Three OPs and two friends set out on 11,000 mile journey to raise money for charity. Three OPs in their mid-60s – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey and David Keith-Welsh (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with Jonathan Vaudrey from Melbourne, Australia, and Anthony Kent from Cape Town, South Africa, set off on an…

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57TH OP DINNER SET FOR APRIL 16

Invitations to the 2010 OP Dinner being despatched in January Details of the 57th OP Dinner are now being sent out to more than 2,700 OPs on the Society’s data base. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 16, at the College. It will be a black tie affair involving a four course meal, speeches and…

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Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29)

Colonel Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29) died on December 17, 2009, aged 97. He was the third oldest Old Pangbournian at the time of his death. A Service of Thanksgiving was held in the London Scottish regimental chapel at St. Colomba’s Church of Scotland, London SW3, on January 28, 2010.   Robin Knight, President of the…

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Tim Goodenough (86-93)

Sylvia Goodenough, Tim’s mother informs us that ‘Tim is a mechanical engineer in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He and his partner are expecting their first child, already known to be a boy, in March 2010. He should be an interesting child as he will grow up in a French speaking part of Switzerland with a Spanish mother…

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Another great win for Bart Simpson

Iain Percy and OP Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson (90-95) win the Star class world title in Rio de Janeiro Iain Percy and his crewman Bart Simpson have been crowned the 2010 Star World Champions, adding to the Olympic crown that they claimed in Beijing in 2008. The 33-year-old best mates won the world title despite coming in…

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