Denis O’Kelly (44-47)

From Spain Denis O’Kelly (44-47) sent an unusual letter – dictated into a recording device which then transformed his words into flowing blue print. “But I wrote the envelope!” Denis “remains a recluse in Jerez de la Frontera, alas no longer able to enjoy the sherry, and managing to get by with occasional visits from…

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Dick Covington (40-43) reports

Dick Covington (40-43) got in touch from his home in Devon to report that he had met Tony Chambers (40-42) in Cornwall after the latter had returned to the UK from Spain. The two met thanks to a list of members of the Association of Royal Navy Officers. Another OP from the 1940s, John Lock…

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OP U21 XV runners up in festival

An OP Under 21 XV took part in the Cronk-Cunis National U21 XVs rugby union festival at Motspur Park on August 31st 2009 The team took part in the Bowl competition and reached the final. It was organised by JACK MUGGERIDGE who left the College in 2008 after two years as a Sixth Form sports scholar.…

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OPs help raise money for Falklands chapel

Golf quartet among winners in golf competition in aid of Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel Trust A fourball made up of chairman of governors Michael Allsop, governor David Herbert, OP Society president Robin Knight and OP Society chairman Mark Dumas was among the winners in a golf competition held over the summer to generate funds for…

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Book contract signed

Illustrated History of Pangbourne to be published in 2016 A contract to publish a coffee table style illustrated hsitory of Pangbourne College in 2016 ahead of the school’s centenary was signed on October 21. The book will be published by James & James which has produced many similar histories and will be written and compiled…

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Royal Yacht Squadron OP Dinner

Fifteen OPs and two ex-Conways (OC) gather for dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in Cowes. The Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) in Cowes was the venue for an OP Dinner hosted and organised by Roly Franks (OP).  The RYS in Cowes is a magnificent building known to the sailing fraternity as ‘The Castle’.  It…

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John Faber (38-41)

John was educated at the Nautical College in the late 1930s, becoming a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve at the age of 17 and serving as a young officer in the Indian Navy during World War II. After the war he joined a London-based advertising agency. John was educated at the Nautical College in…

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Hugh G H Tracy (26-29)

Rear-Admiral Hugh G H Tracy CB DSC (26-29) died on 7th September, aged 96. Hugh Tracy was the eldest son of Cdr AFG Tracy, Captain Superintendent of the Nautical College 1921-35. After leaving Pangbourne, he took a degree in Marine Engineering. In 1941 while still only a Lieutenant, he was appointed senior engineer of the aircraft…

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