Ralph Gibson (57-61)

I left the College in 1961. 1962-63 Accountancy in the City1963-66 Law1966- Mons1967-69 – Canada – Line Man for BC Hydro and working for Air Canada1969-73 – Life Assurance in London1973-77 – Lloyds in the City – Minets1977-80 – Bookmaker, Manager for Ladbrookes in the City1980-85 – Dairy Industry1986-90 – Property1990-94 – Driving Instructor1994-96 –…

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Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

Working in collaboration with Swansea University, my company is developing new forms of water and wind turbines. Earlier this year, we successfully tested our water-turbine prototype in the quarter of a million ton test tank at the IFREMER facilities in Boulogne. I’ve just commissioned the construction of an eighty foot tall, pre-industrial, wind-turbine prototype, for…

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Richard Wilkinson (58-63)

I joined BRNC Dartmouth in 1963. During my naval career I served in HMS Whitby as a Midshipman in the Far East during confrontation operations against Indonesia. After qualifying as an Acting Sub Lieutenant in the supply specialisation I served in HMS Eagle during the period of withdrawal from Aden. Afterwards I served on the…

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Laurence Johnstone (63-68)

After the NCP and a brief spell in the USA, I started a career in commercial property and surveying. I got my RICS qualification in 1975 and subsequently moved from Birmingham, my home city, to London. In 1985, I joined a firm called Rogers Chapman and along with five colleagues we did a management buyout…

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1960s Group

In March the 1960s group of OPs held a pub lunch at the Half Way Bridge inn which lies between Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex. The day proved to be a success for those of us who attended which, admittedly, wasn’t that many. But the food was good as was the wine and the…

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Andre Gysler (79-83)

Recently I came 8th out of 104 finalists from around the country in the England National Final for Loch Style Fly Fishing. This has earned me an England cap and I will be representing England in an international match next year.

Mike Matthews (54-59)

Mike writes fro Brockenhurst in the New Forest that he revels in a diverse range of retirement activities. He is an active Trustee of the homelessness charity Emmaus Hampshire alongside Mike Harris (54-59) and is co-ordinator of a monthly Lunch Club based in Winchester called WREx (Winchester Retired Executives) whose 90 members include Mike Harris…

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Larry Howard (06-11)

After leaving the college in 2011 I decided to pursue my lifelong ambition of becoming an airline pilot. I chose not to go to university and instead started at the prestigious Oxford Aviation Academy based at Oxford Airport in Kidlington, spending six months in ground school. Things went well and I managed to achieve first…

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Jeremy Hodgson (51-54)

I didn’t retire until I was 75. My main reason for the delay of 10 years was that I rather enjoyed my job working for a distribution company as a sales manager and nearly as important I couldn’t afford to retire!! I found that continuing to work has kept me active both physically and mentally…

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Kevin O’Donovan (65-70)

Malcolm Walker (66-71) and his wife Nellie and Chris Simon (62-66) came to lunch recently when the Walkers were in Sydney (photo is in the Gallery section > reunions). Chris (first editor of the OP magazine back in 1969) was a well known television presenter in Sydney and has recently become a Marriage Celebrant which…

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