R G Woodward (29-32)

Robert G Woodward (29-32) died on July 6, 2009, aged 94. We have no details of his wartime career ,but by the time Bob retired from the Royal Navy in 1960 with the rank of Cdr. he had commanded eight destroyers or frigates. He moved from Devon to Chorleywood and worked in London for the…

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John F Adams (43-45)

John F Adams (43-45), a Captain RNR, died in 2008 as we learnt when his magazine was returned “deceased.” On leaving Pangbourne, he joined the Harrison Line, later moving to the British Rail fleet based in Dover. He took command in 1965 and then became a Marine Superintendent in London. He did not care for…

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John M Baynham (25-27)

John M Baynham (25-27) died in November, 2008, aged 97. John’s father Walter was a cadet in the training ship “Hesperus” who became a Ship Master with the Orient Line. John’s nephew Jeremy Daniel (52-55) and his son Christopher Daniel (78-83) attended Pangbourne, so there are now four generations in this family to have had…

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George H Boswell (47-51)

George H Boswell (47-51) died on June 28, 2009, aged 75. His friend and contemporary at Pangbourne Christopher Daniel writes: “At Pangbourne ‘Boz’ proved himself to be a good all-rounder with a love of swimming and boxing. The atmosphere at his family home in Seething encouraged him to become a loveable eccentric, full of life…

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Robert P Carter (34-37)

Robert P Carter (34-37) died on January 2, 2009 Robert Carter, OBE, MC, Lt. Col RM, had a distinguished career in the Royal Marines. Between 1942-44 he served in Malta convoys as OC RM of the minelayer “Adventure.” In 1945 he was involved in the surrender of the German fleet. After the war he was…

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William F Charter (43-46)

William F Charter (43-46) died on July 28, 2009, aged 80 after a long battle with cancer. Bill Charter (43-46) OBE, Cdr. RN, served a full career in the Royal Navy, latterly with SACLANT in Norfolk, Virginia. He retired in 1982 when he was awarded the OBE. Bob Fidler (44-48) represented the OP Society at…

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John H Clutterbuck (26-29)

John H Clutterbuck (26-29) MBE died in the autumn of 2008 aged 96. Although John enjoyed his time at the NCP Jhe did not make the sea his career although he served in the RNVR during the war in a destroyer in the Norwegian campaign and in HMS Ark Royal in the Malta convoys. At one…

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Rex A Cole (43-46)

Rex Cole (43-46) died on January 8, 2009. His brother, Cdr. David Cole (46-50), writes: “Rex joined Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company as an apprentice in 1946, gaining his Second Mate’s Certificate three years later. Deciding the sea was not for him, he left the MN only to be caught up by National Service which he…

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Neil Langford (40-42)

Neil Langford (40-42) died on October 23, 2008, aged 83. Neil Langford left the NCP during the war to join the Union Castle line and was soon involved in Operation Torch carrying troops on “Llangibby Castle” to land in North Africa. Later he transferred to “Durban Castle” where he joined his friend John Lester (38-41).…

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