IAN HEALEY HOLLINRAKE (45-48)

Cdr. Ian Hollinrake RN died in July, 2010, aged 79.   Ian Hollinrake was born in Heywood, Lancashire, and from an early age wanted to join the Royal Navy. At the NCP he did well academically, particularly in Maths and Physics, and passed into BRNC Dartmouth in 1948. Commissioned in 1951, he served in the…

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OP Rugby XV to tke part in old boys tournament

Event set for Bank Holiday Monday August 30 at Richmond RFC Jack Muggridge writes: “The Old Pangbournian Rugby Club are taking part in the annual Old Boy’s summer tournament at Richmond Rugby Club. The competition this year will take place on the Monday Bank holiday 30th August. Unfortunately, most OP’s are excluded from selection as it is…

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JOHN LANG (55-58)

John Lang set a hare running with a letter to The Daily Telegraph July 27 about British-flagged ships. John, a retired Rear Admiral, had spotted that the vessel which took The Queen on a Hebridean cruise earlier in the month “was wearing the Red Ensign, the much respected, and increasingly rare, symbol of British register.”…

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ANDREW SIMPSON (90-95)

Andrew simpson with his sailing partner Iain Percy has been rated “one of Britain’s strongest gold medal chances for 2012” in a survey by The Sunday Telegraph. “America’s Cup duty with TeamOrigin and the recent birth of Simpson’s son have restricted their competitive season this year,” noted the paper. “But, as their victory at the…

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ROBIN PATERSON (69-73)

A full page spread in The Sunday Times at the start of July brought us up to date with a huge property development in the Caribbean being masterminded by OP developer Robin Paterson and his business partner the hotelier Michael Pemberton. According to the report, the Paradise Beach development of 35 villas with price tags…

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OP v College, T20 Cricket Match

Now in its fourth year, the OP T20 cricket match versus the college has established itself as one of the highlights of Founder’s Day – and this year’s match didn’t disappoint. With the sun beating down on the Big Side pitch, the OP XI, which included six players who toured Barbados in 2000, won the…

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OP XV to take to rugby field

Team is entered into annual Old Boys’ tournament at Richmond August 30th. A rugby XV made up of OPs under the age of 21 will take to the field at Richmond RFC on Monday August 30th (Bank Holiday) in the annual Old Boys tournament run by the Richmond club. Jack Muggeridge, who is organising the OP…

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M.R.L. HAYES (34-39)

Dick Hayes died in July, 2010, aged 88. He was a loyal OP throughout his life and attended the Reunion in 2009 at the Royal Yacht Squadron of which he was a member. Ian Shuttleworth represented the OP Society at the memorial service at Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight on July 15.    …

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Founders’ Day 2010

Guest Speaker: Lt Col Angus Fair DSO* (OP 1983-88) This was the 93rd Founders Day at the College. The sun shone and the day seemed to go without a hitch.   This year guests included those who left Pangbourne in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This is a rolling programme introduced by Headmaster Thomas Garnier four…

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PangAf expedition funds for the College

Three OPs raise £775 for Pangbourne College Driving in two Land Cruisers from the College parade ground to Cape Arghulas at the tip of southern Africa in four months, three OPs – Geoff Popple, David Keith-Welsh and Nicholas Vaudrey (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with two companions have raised £775 for the…

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