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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“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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