James Lambden (04-06)

British soldiers rescue five tourists after boat capsizes in Atlantic   British soldiers on a sailing expedition in the Atlantic Ocean have saved the lives of five German and Swiss tourists after their boat capsized according to a report on Sky News 27th December 2017.   The group of sailors got into trouble after their…

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Richard Binstead (67-71)

    Richard Binstead (67-71) was born in Montreal, Canada and arrived in the UK aged 7, joining the NCP in 1967. He became a CC in Hesperus and left in 1971 “with the grand total of three ‘O’ levels and a Reserved Cadetship to Dartmouth awarded at the age of 15.” He takes up…

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A.J.C. Morrow (58-62)

Commodore Anthony Morrow (58-62), the last Captain of HMY Britannia, has given his backing to the latest idea to raise the funds to build a new royal yacht to “showcase post-Brexit Britain and bring trade to our shores.” In his words, as reported in The Daily Telegraph December 28, 2017: “A new initiative for a Royal…

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Andy Billington (72-75)

    Andy Billington (72-75) got in touch to write:   “I am Andrew John Billington, better known as Andy or aka Bill these days due to the abundance of Andys at the place where I work. I joined the College from Brockhurst School at Hermitage in the Autumn term of 1972, and was placed…

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Mike Smith (60-65)

    Journalist and business author Michael Smith (60-65), representing the organisation Initiatives of Change, gave the opening keynote address to the 31st annual Businet conference on November 9th. More than 200 business educators took part in the conference held in Vilamoura, Portugal. Businet is a global business education network founded in 1987 and made…

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Hattie Roxborough (08-15)

  CALLING ALL FIRST YEARS!   Hattie Roxborough (08-15), who is at Portsmouth University, is seeking help from other OPs at university for a project she is undertaking. She writes:   “I’m a doing a third year project looking at the social implications of transitioning into university on those from either a collectivist or independent society.…

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Rob Sargent (62-65)

  Rob Sargent (62-65), a retired RAF pilot, has made three contributions to the latest (third) edition of Out-of-the-Blue – a book of full of stories about flying experiences in the Royal Air Force. At a cost of £9.99 a copy, all proceeds go to service charities – now the 3 Service Benevolent Funds –…

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Keith Evans (33-37)

Keith Evans (33-37), now 97, will appear in the specially-made BBC1 tv programme on November 20, 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage. Keith served with Prince Philip in the Royal Navy in 1947 on the shore establishment HMS Prince Arthur in Corsham, Wiltshire.   Interviewed by Kirsty Young…

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Simon Marriott (64-68)

    Simon Marriott (64-68) and his wife Caroline were the stars in the half hour Sunday evening prime time television programme Country Calendar on November 12 on New Zealand’s main TV channel. The programme featured their 30-acre mainly citrus farm at Paeroa, about 1¾ hours drive south east of Auckland at the bottom of…

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