The Spithead Review 1953

Re the article “Sixty Years On: The Spithead Review. How well I remember boarding the tender on Gun Wharf Portsmouth under the stern of the naval tug Envoy, writes Peter Tambling (50-53). On arriving alongside HMS Indefatigable, one of the cadets dropped his case into the water. “Go on lad, go down and get it…

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A memorable hymn

“I wonder if anyone else remembers the words and tunes of this hymn or knows anything about it,” writes Arthur J.D. Coxon (41-44). “It was in the Chapel hymn book when I was at the College. I remember it so well but have never come across it anywhere else. I sing it to myself!” Great…

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Mr. Molyneux

Mention of “Molyneux” in the poem submitted by Jerry Grandage (53-58) as handed down to him by his father George Grandage (18-20) set me searching through Lionel Stephens’ history of the College. “Little Molyneux”, writes Steve, “was a small, energetic and excitable instructor who taught Signals. On page 35 there is also this description of…

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Macquarie Division, 1958?

Like many others, I’ve much enjoyed reading reminiscenses of Pangbourne. I found an old photograph of the inmates of HMP Macquarie, which I have sent to Steve for display (as I can’t seem to download it). Many of those mentioned can be identified. My own memories of College life split vividly into two extremes. The…

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Anarchists at Pangbourne

When I was CCC of Hesperus in 1972, writes Les Vaizey (68-72) from France, I gave no punishments whatsoever, except (I was fond of doing a cross country run early in the morning before Brass, and taking a cold shower afterwards) for “inviting” the few lads in the Division who took advantage of the system…

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