David Ray

Who from Illawarra remembers ‘Bunnet’ our Assistant House Master, David Ray?….He left Pangbourne in 1979 to teach at Rugby School until 2009. Crossing paths with another Illawarra ‘house mate’ Pat Derham who was Headmaster there 2001-2014. David is now retired and living in Weston-Super-Mare. He was awarded an MBE in 2010 for his commitment and…

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Who Are They?

  Wille Shuttleworth (66-70) was one of 12 OPs who got in touch when this image (above) was printed in the latest issue of the OP Magazine (No. 46, 2016) with a request to identify those in the photo.   The photo is most likely to be that of the 2nd X1 hockey team taken…

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A patchy education Part 111

Nick Wilson (48-52) continues his account:     Filling the afternoons   During the afternoon we played rugger in the autumn term, field hockey (ugh) in the spring term and cricket in the summer. Because the limited playing field space available for 230 cadets we only played these sports twice a week unless you were…

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A patchy education Part 1

WHY THE SEA?   In an account written for his children N.J. (Nick) Wilson (48-52), who now lives in Vancouver,  British Columbia, describes his four years at the Nautical College – not an especially happy time for him.     My father was in the regular army and both my grandfathers had served in the…

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Paul Clinch recalls photos from 1977

From Facebook (OP Group):   ILLAWARRA DIVISION 1977 – The back row was my year (4th Form) L-R. Nigel Garside, Andrew Emony, Niall Flynn, David Willoughby, Peter Uncles (RIP), Andy Maltby, James Feary, Jeremy Reed, Tim Rusling, James Braxton, Me, Matthew Palmer, David Utting, Matthew Dabell and Paul Wallace.   Others will surely recognise themselves…

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