According to an email from his friend Phil Hickling (53-56) Mike spends half his time in the UK and half in New Zealand. He had a difficult time at the NCP that scarred his memories of Pangbourne but he did return for a visit a few years ago with another contemporary Ted Daubeny (53-57).
Christian and wife Sarah-Jayne (nee Copp 00-03) have recently moved to Australia and are living in Sydney. They are looking forward to attending the OP Reunion in Melbourne in October.
I have written my autobiography “Memories of R589281. From School Boy to Master in Steam.” I’ve always carried a camera right from a very young age and in the 220 pages in the book there are many photos of places and events throughout my career. I’m still making ship models. Capt. Steve Taylor (chairman of…Details
James has added four books to the list of OP authors – The Orkney Poll Taxes of the 1690s (2003); Trace Your Orkney Ancestors (2004); Blaeu’s Orkneys and Schetland (2006); and The Breckness Estate (2009). As the list indicates, although James still lives in Surrey where he keeps fit on voluntary conservation work, he is…Details
I am mostly a film/TV actor these days but I have done repertory work in the theatre. This has mostly taken place at the Network Theatre near the Old Vic, Waterloo, in London. My credits include Skyfall, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, National Treasure 2, X-Men : First Class, Holby City and Eastenders. Other…Details
“I met Mike Beavington (59-63) at a lunch to celebrate the College acquisition of the Harbinger model. He told me that his old ski group had fallen by the wayside but he would love to go skiing again. So I introduced him to the Sussex-based “Dad’s Army” geriatric ‘racing team’ which for the last 20…Details
Richard Strachan (58-62; OP Rep in Victoria) reports some OP sightings from Oz and other OP communications: “During a recent visit to Sydney I again met up with Ian Stanway (56-60) at a lunch party with mutual friends. He’s now retired following an illustrious career at sea, most recently in command of rather large oil…Details
After four years and 110 hours of flying, on 1st March 2011 I was informed that I was being made redundant by the Royal Air Force. Initially I attended several courses and careers fairs to determine what to do next. Whilst at a management careers fair I approached a number of companies and talked through…Details
Ewen spent most of 2012 researching and writing a new book, tentatively titled “The Battle Britain Lost: Exocet 1982”. Ostensibly, the book concerns the story of the French Exocet, air-launched, anti-ship missile deployed in 1982 by Argentina during the Falklands campaign. But as Ewen makes clear in the Introduction, the work is also “a narrative…Details
David is now living in the Philippines but plans to move back to Cyprus in the Spring of 2013 and live in the Paphos area. After leaving the NCP in 1967, he joined the Royal Navy and served four years. From 1983-94 he worked for Occidental Petroleum. He then worked in North Sea oil logistics…Details