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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Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57)

“As a rather belated celebration of my 74th birthday, and to raise some beans for the ‘Help for Heroes’ charity, I have done a 13,000 ft skydive, jumping in tandem with the Red Devils of the Parachute Regiment. Fortunately the spades that friends had bought to dig me out weren’t needed. It was an absolutely…

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Charlie Sykes (80-85)

I am still working at the Oratory School as a teacher of economics and business. I saw Andy Ethelston (80-83) on Sunday and will see him every Sunday as our boys play rugby together. Bumped in to Chris Scudds (80-85) in Polzeath, and see Will Skinner (82-87) frequently as our boys are in the same…

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Jeff Beech-Garwood (71-75)

“Our main news this year is that we have moved from a nice house to being scrunched up in a smallish flat. It’s because we’re getting older and were finding that taking care of a large house was using up too much of our time and energy. But downsizing is HARD WORK! Still in Saint…

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Shaun Maynard (60-64)

Shaun writes from Johannesburg: “Henley this year was very special for my wife Megan and I. We married 33 years ago and I promised her that one day we would ‘do’ Henley in style. And so it came to pass in 2013. We arrived at Leander Club on the Thursday morning and remained cocooned in…

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Tim Hendley (49-53)

Hurricane Sandy has been the main event in my life these past few months. You will recall that this superstorm hit the New Jersey shoreline on October 29, 2012, causing much damage. My little riverfront house (it started life as a duck-hunting shack in the 1950s) had four feet of water on the property and…

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Tom Tribe (48-52)

OPs may be interested to know that I am giving a series of talks, starting in November in the Alresford (Hampshire) area, on Australia’s first submarines. The AE1 and AE2 were launched one hundred years’ ago in 1913. They were built in Barrow-in-Furness and manned by composite Australian and British crews. AE1 vanished without trace…

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