Reprinted from the Cornell Daily Sun (February 11, 2015) Cornell University Close-Ups – Professor Charles Williamson Discusses Sailing, Approach to Education “Whether Prof. Charles Williamson, engineering, is planning one of his performative teaching demonstrations, sailing on Lake Cayuga or researching sustainability practices, he said he…Details
Jeremy writes: “Now about to celebrate my 82nd birthday, and enjoying being retired, I look back on my days at the College with mixed feelings. Lots of happy memories of good times and good friends; but also many painful incidents come to mind. Those were the days of strict discipline; any lapse from standards…Details
The Conway-Worcester-Pangbourne Association (Queensland) held its bi-monthly get-together over lunch on Friday 10th April at the Buderim Tavern, Buderim. A turnout of 36 included five OPs. The OP Rep in Queensland, Geoff Rae, writes that it was “a successful event with good food, great company and stunning views…Details
A bloodstained scarlet frock coat worn at the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago has been tracked down by OP Colonel Ivar Hellberg (56-60) who is the great great grandson of the original wearer, Major Thomas Harris. Subsequently Ivar spent several years persuading the owner of the coat (a collector of military memorabilia) to…Details
Mark Woodcock writes: “The Boat Club celebrated its 60th Anniversary on Saturday June 6th, 2015 with an afternoon’s rowing that included any OPs who wished to take to the water, followed by a dinner in Mess Hall. Having handed over the new V111 Spirit…Details
Roger Richards (56-59) went into the Merchant Navy on leaving the NCP but only lasted a year with Ellermans before a serious accident ended his career at sea. Subsequently he trained as a carpenter and became a leading building contractor in Southeast England, at one time employing 147 people. He now lives in Kent.
Alan and Rita Vasa recently visited Monaco on holiday where they had an enjoyable evening with David James Lewis who is an aircraft broker based in the principality.
Charles Bown (72-76) lives in the USA and works for Filtration Systems Inc. in Chicago. He writes: “I have been in email contact with Jeff Beech (71-75) (Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Wayne Heyland (65-69) (Greenwich, Connecticut) – two of the OP Reps in the United States.…Details
At Royal Windsor Racecourse on Wednesday 20 May 2015, Terry O’Neil (51-56), a Partner of FM Contract Watch, hosted the second the Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) Pacesetters Achievement Awards www.acspacesetters.co.uk which focus on the cream of the manned guard security sector. From a standing start some…Details