Founders’ Day 3 July 2010

All OPs and their families welcome.

Designated OP area: Big Side.  Designated OP Parking: Bowden Playing Fields

Parade: 10.00hrs 
OP v College cricket: 13.00hrs  
Beat Retreat: 16.30hrs

Exhibitions and displays will take place throughout the afternoon, across the campus.

Tea/coffee available but please bring your own picnics.

Bar to DSO for Lt. Col. Angus Fair (81-88)

Rare achievement by OP serviceman Angus Fair, commanding officer of the Light Dragoons (a regiment formed in 1992 from the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars, has been awarded a Bar to the DSO “in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April, 2009, and 30th September,…


PangAf expedition reaches Cape Agulhas May 28

A four month journey of 25,000 kms (15,625 miles) ends successfully. The five-man PangbourneAfrica expedition which left the Parade Ground at the College on Sunday January 31st drove through the mountains to Cape Argulhas in South Africa May 28th to end its epic journey with a bottle of bubbly and handshakes all round. Funds raised…


PangAf expedition update

Milestone reached on May 11th On May 11th, the 100th day since the PangbourneAfrica team left the College parade ground, the five-person expedition had travelled 12,204 miles (19,527 km) and visited 16 countries en route. The average distance driven each day was 122 miles (195 km) and the longest distance achieved in a day was…


Ian Gosling (1940-1944)

IAN GOSLING (1940 – 1944) died on 19 June 2009, aged 82.  He joined the Merchant Navy in the latter stages of the war and sailed with Court Line, coming ashore in the late 1940s to attend the King Edward Nautical School. He was, at one point, Third Officer of SS Churruca. After ten years he left…


George M Harrison (1936-1939)

GEORGE M. HARRISON (1936 – 1939) died in January 2010, aged 86. He served throughout the war, firstly in the Merchant Navy but he then transferred to the Royal Navy, serving in the Mediterranean and in the Far East.  After the war, he moved into advertising, becoming, firstly, advertising manager of the British Travel Association and…


CLIVE BUCKLE Lt. Cdr. RN (1949 – 1953)

CLIVE BUCKLE Lt. Cdr. RN (1949 – 1953) died on 6 August 2007, as we were informed by his widow Jean. After Pangbourne, Clive joined the Royal Navy and retired in 1980. During his career he spent four years in the Netherlands, helping to install a simulated trainer for the Dutch Navy and then to teach its use. …


T. W. TURNER (39-43)

Trevor Turner (39-43) died in University College Hospital, London, on May 8th, 2010, after a short pulmonary illness. He was 85. He was Vice President of the OP Society, twice Chairman of the Society, served on the committee for several six-year stints and edited the letters from OPs that appeared in the OP magazine in…


PETER M G WISDOM (1950 – 1954)

PETER M G WISDOM (1950 – 1954) died in April 2010, as reported by his cousin Michael Langran (1943 – 1947). On leaving, Peter joined the Hall Line, then moved ashore to work for Silvertown Services Shipping Limited, owned by Tate & Lyle, where he was their southern representative. In the 1970s he worked for Kapok Limited…


W. F. NOTT (22-25)

Oldest OP dies at his home aged 101 William Francis Nott OBE, TD (22-25) died peacefully at his home in Chichester on May 8, 2010, aged 101. He was the oldest OP at the time of his death. He left the NCP in 1925 not to go to sea but to qualify as a solicitor and…