Sandy Lade reports that he spent “31 very enjoyable years in the Royal Marines” after leaving the College. On leaving he became a civil servant working for the MoD (RM) in Portsmouth for seven years. “For the last 12 years I have been in semi-retirment (living in Bishops Waltham) doing a bit of part-time gardening.…Details
Robin divides his time in retirement between Kent and Auckland, New Zealand. He is in the process of writing a book with an ex-Hoverlloyd Captain, who now lives in Tasmania, called “On a Cushion of Air – The History of Hoverlloyd and the Hovercraft” – to be published in May, 2012. “We have been at…Details
After a career of 48 years Garth McDonald is preparing to hang up his compass and retire to the Hampshire/Dorset borders. In an amazingly varied life, mostly spent at sea, Garth has managed to sail only under the Red Ensign – surely a unique record these days. If any OP can do better please let…Details
Paddy is the OP Rep. in Perth, Western Australia. He writes that he is “still pressurised into undertaking maritime affairs and consequently still spends a fair time climbing up and down pilot ladders. It’s ridiculous at my age though good for the soul and keeps me occupied.” He will be in London May 6-19 visiting…Details
“It seems incredible that it is 50 years this summer since we were all up the hill at Pangbourne,” Jonathan writes from Perth, Western Australia. “I socialise with Paddy Evelegh (58-61) who is round the corner from us here, but otherwise do not come across too many OPs locally. “I am settled and have more…Details
David Fisher (59-62) has returned to the UK after spending many years in New Zealand. He is living in Whitekirk, near North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland.
Through Chris Gilson-Taylor (57-61) we learned that Philip Bellamy (48-53) lives 10 miles from him in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The pair met at a model ship club in the Hettlingen area and see each other often. Philip has lived in Switzerland for many years. He is a retired control electronics engineer who arrived…Details
Chris writes that he has “had an interesting but not profitable past.” On leaving the NCP he worked for Metal Box for four years followed by three years in the Army on a short service commission. He married, left the Army and went into reinsurance in the City. In his free time worked with TS…Details
Jeremy Richardson retired in August, 2010, from his solicitor’s practice in Suffolk and has been playing a lot of golf and real tennis since then. He lives near Newmarket and is still playing cricket – keeping wicket for the Suffolk Gents, the Newmarket Racing X1 and his village side.
Jo Sievier called to let us know that he hopes to attend the 2011 Founder’s Day Reunion on Saturday July 2nd of everyone who left the NCP in 1961 – 50 years ago. Jo joined the Army after Pangbourne and served in the Royal Engineers for 15 years, retiring in 1976 with the rank of…Details