The 2017 AGM of the OP Society will take place at the Naval Club, 38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5NS (Tel: 0207 493 7672) on Tuesday evening 17th October, starting at 6.00pm. At the meeting the retiring chairman of the Society, Merrick Rayner, will give a full account of the momentous 2016-17 year,…Details
Will Broom (Hesperus; 08-13) writes: “Since leaving Pangbourne I have been at Fleetwood Nautical College for the last three years doing a cadetship as a deck officer/navigator in the Merchant Navy fulfilling a lifelong dream. In December, 2016 I qualified successfully as a 3rd Officer for Cunard Line and P&O cruises (owned by Carnival Corp.),…Details
Brigadier Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), the British Army’s Head of Operations, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list published in mid-June. Tom is one of three Copinger-Symes brothers to attend the College. He is based at Army HQ outside Andover.
Louis Bearn (07-12) has completed his final exams at the London School of Economics where he has been studying for an MSc in International Relations. Over the summer he will be completing his Dissertation while also job searching. He continues to consider a spell in the Royal Marines (“a hangover from my Pangbourne days,…Details
Tom Bishop (06-08), who lives in Oxford, has recently started his own company Tom Bishop Furniture. The business specialises in oak bowls, wooden fruit bowls and colouring pencil bowls – all made by hand by Tom. Many of the items are sold on eBay. Tom can be reached at Tom.firstname.lastname@example.org …Details
Patrick Roberts (71-75) joined the Board of Governors of Pangbourne College in May, 2017. He is the current Bursar of Cranleigh School in Surrey where he has been part of a leadership team that has overseen an extensive expansion of the school in the past decade. He says that he “looks forward to…Details
At the OP Centenary Dinner on April 21st, 2017 12 members of the unbeaten 1st XV in 1962 reunited for the first time in 55 years. Shown in the image above are: Back row: David Hamner, James Neale, Roddy Adams, Shaun Maynard, Julian Coles, Chas Realf, Andy Shanks. Front row: Bob Roberts, Mike…Details
Richard Devitt (53-58) and Jeremy Sanders (56-60) met by chance in near the Arctic circle in 2016. Richard writes: “I was accosted by a v pangbournian type voice, saying ‘You’re Devitt aren’t you? You won’t remember me – I was junior to you at the NCP’ and the small world clause sprang into action…Details