Nick Wilson (48-52)

Nick Wilson (48-52) got in touch in December from Vancouver to correct an error he detected in the recent obituary of A.C. (Tony) Sissons (48-53), He wrote:   “I was in the large class of new entrants of September 16th, 1948 and I am sure both Tony Sissons and John Maltby, who is also mentioned…

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Luke Towers (10-15)

      Mark Woodcock, Master-in-Charge of Rowing, reports:   “At the annual GB Rowing Team Dinner at Twickenham on Friday evening, Luke Towers, our World Championship Silver medal winner from the summer, took the stage during the awards phase of the evening, along with all other medal winners from the Junior, U23 and Senior…

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P.J. Griffiths (57-60)

      In late-November Peter Griffiths (57-60) sent the OP Society his new address in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. He wrote:   “We are making steady progress in our downsizing project and said goodbye to our lovely last guests last week after nine years of running the “Duncan Quinn House” (at Niagara Falls). Now it’s…

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Car restoration project gets OP backing

An OP living in Australia, Richard/Sam Strachan (58-62, has generously stepped in to support a car restoration project highlighted in the latest issue of the College’s Ensign magazine. He emailed Tom Cheney, head of the Design Technology department at the College: “I am not, per se, a petrol-head, but do remember the ‘Equipe’ from a…

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M.J. Nicholson (57-61)

In mid-November Colonel Mike Nicholson MBE (57-61) took part in an hour-long programme on Share Radio talking about the job challenges facing ex-Service personnel when they leave the Forces. In the interview Mike, who retired from the Army in 1994, described the Liquid List, the network-focused concept he devised 20 years ago and has run…

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Young OPs hit the headlines

From the Reading Chronicle November 12th, 2015: Two goals from Rick Mantell and an outstanding display by keeper Tommy Alexander (03-08) enabled Reading to stun England Hockey champions Wimbledon with a 2-1 win on Sunday. Man-of-the-match was Alexander. He was only beaten once and…with some help from his defence, kept the home side at bay…

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Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62)

From Melbourne, Australia, where he has based since 1965, Richard/Sam Strachan (58-62) sent the Society his CV in November. The Australian part reads like this: 2005–2009: WONSILD (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD (Shipbrokers); Melbourne branch of a 105 year old Danish broking firm; Shipbroker then Operations Manager 2004–2005: FBA SHIPBROKERS – Melbourne; Chartering Consultant 1993–2004: AUSTRAL CHARTERING…

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New OP Rep in New South Wales

Roger Pike (55-59) has joined Mark Martin as joint OP Reps in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Roger introduces himself: “On leaving the College in 1959, I joined British India Line; obtained my 2nd Mates Cert in 1962; 1st Mates Cert in 1964, and moved to Australia in 1966. At that point, I joined the…

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Tim Le Couteur (58-62)

      Tim Le Couteur (58-62), whose sailing memoir Thirty Years Around the World published in 2015, is reviewed in the Book Review section of this website has semi-retired to a beach house in Arran Bay at the eastern end of Waiheke Island on the northeast coast of North Island, New Zealand.    …

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Andrew Bennett (02-07)

    After Pangbourne Andrew attended the Royal Agricultural College 2007-10 before beginning a career as a Negotiator in the Estate Agency business working with four agencies in London and the SouthEast over the following four years.   In September, 2015 he changed direction and joined G3 Comms as an Account Executive. G3 Comms is…

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