I left the NCP in December 1948 to join the Royal Navy under the Direct Entry scheme. One term at Dartmouth was followed by two terms in the training cruiser HMS Devonshire in the Baltic and Mediterranean. I then spent a year as a Midshipman in HMS Kenya on the Far East station including the…Details
T.G.S. Ward (42-46) writes from Australia having received the latest issue of The OP Magazine: “One matter of interest to me was the death notice of “Hepworth G.A. (42-45)” Hepworth and I joined Pangbourne at the same time, autumn term 1942. I don’t think we were close friends, but we often ended up together. I…Details
I’m a chartered surveyor working in the City (of London) core specialising in acquiring office premises for City tenants. Post-Pangers, I went to Bangor University in north Wales and studied Leisure and Tourism Resource Management. After a gap year pondering on what I might be able to do with such a degree I became an…Details
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