Having retired from Balfour Beatty after thirty two years, I have more time to enjoy long distance walking. A habit formed after, inter alia, Geography A level trips in the 60s with Mr Evans(SME)in both the Lake District and Edale. This summer I walked the GR5 from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, a little under…Details
Ewen’s new book on 3 Commando Brigade’s experiences in Afghanistan, “Helmand Assault,” won a highly positive review in The Financial Times January 8. The reviewer, Patrick Hennessey, formerly of the Grenadier Guards and author of “The Junior Officers’ Reading Club,” described the book as accessible and comprehensive and argues that Ewen “makes excellent use of…Details
In November Mike organised a meeting on the “Common Good and Capitalism” at a Greencoat Forum held at the London centre of Initiatives of Change. Speakers included Roger Steare of Cass Business School and Paul Moore, the former HBOS employee who was sacked for warning that the company was spiralling out of control. In an…Details
I was inducted as a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners in September.
I sailed to Scotland and back earlier this year with my brothers in our Nicholson 40. Rory Macnamara (56-60) left a note on board in Tobermory but we did not meet.
Recently I spent a most enjoyable day at the College -my first look at the old place since the 1960s when I was working at the Ministry of Aviation. I departed feeling that Pangbourne College is in very good hands and very good health. I left the NCP at the end of 1948, going into…Details
“Just back from nearly a month totally incommunicado in the South Atlantic as a Guest Lecturer on board the Polar Star. Not a holiday – hard work entertaining passengers 24 hours a day (sort of!) but immense fun. Fascinating! South Georgia – magnificent. Wildlife and glaciers – stunning. Photographed (and sketched) the Fortuna glacier from…Details
Following National Service in Royal Marines 45 Commando in Cyprus fighting EOKA terrorists in the mid-1950s followed by a commission in The East Surrey Regt., Jerry emigrated to Canada and spent the next 30 months travelling around North America and working in a variety of jobs including in a bakery and as a truck and…Details
Paul is a NATO intelligence analyst covering the Balkans and based in Naples. According to his Mother Anne-Marie, “he loves living there and the job is busy.”
I am an OP of 1983 vintage, Managing Director of Cadogan Tate Ltd (moving & storage) and a Freemason. I regularly visit the Old Wellingtonian Lodge that meets in Fremason’s Hall, London WC2 and once a year at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire. During my visits I have met one other OP Freemason. I am interested…Details
According to a long profile in The Sunday Times (14.11.10 – page7 of the News Review section) David, owner of Winton Capital Management, one of the world’s most successful futures funds, goes from strength to strength. Winton Capital now employs 200 people, 100 of whom are scientists experienced in analysing data. It returns around 17%…Details