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…

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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition reaches Botswana

The five-man PangAf expedition closes in on its final destination More than three months after setting off from the College Parade Ground in two Land Cruisers January 31, the five-man PangbourneAfrica expedition, including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962, are nearing the end of their epic drive. Since mid-April the team have driven, separately…

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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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