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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Pangbourne Vocabulary #3

My father (RB ‘Dickie’ Richardson 33-36) used to recall Charlie Sewell, one of the Instructors in his day, saying “There’s some Cadets round ‘ere what’s not pulling their weight and you two’s one of ’em.” In my time I recall Tiger Knights greeting us on our first visit to Drake by “When I say ‘Come…

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