News from South Africa

The OP Rep in Johannesburg, Shaun Maynard (60-64) reports: “Lionel Stephens flew out here in early October to visit us and Mary Norris in Pretoria. Basically he was in good form, but found the long haul flights difficult, which is not surprising considering his age. In the week he stayed with us, we covered many…

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Robert Ogden (60-64)

Captain Robert Ogden BSc (’60-’64) who lives in Hove and is an Instructor/Consultant with the C-Mar Group (global marine and energy services) has written a novel. It has not been published in hard or paperback form but is available on Amazon Kindle or through robertpierpoint@gmail.com According to the publisher’s promotional note, A SHARD OF GLASS…

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Tim Tilden-Smith (43-46)

I have just had a book published in America entitled The Hill of Affluence (2013). I am still involved in the family business Archivist which is based in Guernsey. It specialises in document storage for the Finance industry. I retired from Stockbroking in 2003 but still advise family and friends on investment. Married to an…

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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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