John Faulkner (51-54)

After graduation from the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England, John did the required sea time and then gained his wings with the RAF. Apart from other flying postings he served on aircraft carriers as a fighter pilot. He moved to Australia and joined Qantas in 1967 and has flown Boeing 707,747, and 767 aircraft. He…

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M.J. Nicholson (57-61)

Mike Nicholson has written an impassioned defence of the Armed Forces in the June/July 2012 issue of Business First magazine. In his article Mike, one of the most prolific OP letter-writers to the national press, argues that now he is an “old duffer” he finds himself sympathising with ‘old duffers’ in the Mess in the…

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Simon Devitt (77-82)

Since September 2010 I have been Director – Recruitment Media at Incisive Media. Essentially I am an online and offline publisher. Prior to Incisive Media I worked with Haymarket Business Media for four years where I was responsible for making the online business there a commercial success. After Pangbourne I went to King’s College, London…

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Alex Hunter (89-96)

Alex Hunter, one of the OP Reps in Sydney, currently lives on the beach in Manly, New South Wales and has recently moved jobs to become Head of Recruitment & Careers at Australia’s largest Life Insurer, TAL. His wife, Bonnie, works as an Interior Designer for Debra Cronin Design. If Alex isn’t on the golf…

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C.W. Williams (48-51)

Chris Williams is recovering from a bad head injury sustained when he slipped on snow-covered sheet ice and banged his head on passing through Moscow following a successful winter ice sailing campaign. With a bit of a headache, but thinking nothing much of it, Chris checked in and proceeded on his way. But by the…

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A.G. Husband (65-68)

A.G. Husband, who writes under the name of Allan Cameron, has a new book out in paperback in July – ‘On the Heroism of Mortals.’ He was brought up in England, Nigeria and Bangladesh, and has lived in Italy for many years. His writing reflects these cosmopolitan roots. His first novel, The Golden Menagerie –…

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OPs at Shipwrights dinner

Nigel Hollebone (59-63) was at a Shipwrights dinner at Drapers Hall at the end of April and wore his OP bow tie. He didn’t need to! Other OPs in attendance included retired shipbroker Anthony Hopkins (38-42) looking 20 years younger than his age, Jeffrey Evans (61-66), Charles Du Cane (53-56), Sean Gay and Charlotte Butterworth…

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Tim Everard (48-52)

From the NCP to the RN and a career mainly spent in SMs either in the Med or Australia, leaving the RN in Jan 77 I joined the RAN as a contract officer and spent 8 years with their SM service. Retiring I was an early organic avocado farmer in Qld. for three years before…

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Wear the OP tie!

Four OPs of varying vintages bumped into each other at the National Maritime Museum in late-April – and recognised one another because two of them were wearing the OP tie. Merrick Rayner (68-73), Jeffrey Evans (61-66), Christopher Daniels (47-51) and Nigel Hollebone (59-63) were all attending the opening of the Royal River exhibition by HM…

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William Pickering (97-03)

Will went to the University of Wales, Bangor, after Pangbourne and studied Marine Zoology. In February 2008 he joined the RAF and has been flying as a pilot since then. Earlier this year he attended a Morgan Stanley Military Open Day in preparation for a possible move back to civilian life later in 2012.