EWEN SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR (55-59)

In his second letter published in The Daily Telegraph in 2010 Ewen Southby-Tailyour argued in early October that it was “lunacy and unworkable” for the Admiralty Board to apparently favour one fixed-wing carrier protected by just 12 escorts in the ongoing Defence Review. Ewen pointed out that all but one of the campaigns involving British…

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Robin Knight (56-61) Letter to The Times

In a letter to The Times published on September 24th, Robin Knight (56-61) took issue with the England batting selections for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia. Pointing out the poor batting averages and performances during the 2010 English season by those chosen for the Ashes tour, and the non-selection of the leading four batsmen…

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MIke Smith (68-71) Letter to The Times

In a letter published in The Times September 23, OP Mike Smith came to the defence of Business Secretary Vince Cable following the latter’s “robust critique of capitalism” in a speech to the Liberal Democrat party conference. According to Smith, Dr. Cable “was patently stating the obvious” in his various criticisms and “simply pointing out…

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Ben Brundell (53-56)

BEN BRUNDELL (53-56) Charles Stuart (54-57) writes: “In February I spent a pleasant evening in Chile in perfect conditions at the home of Ben and Moira Brundell where I went for a BBQ. They are both well and Ben is still playing golf off a single figure handicap (although he does play every day!). Shortly…

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Michael Sichel (48-51)

“For myself, I am 12 years into working in Australia and elsewhere to restore children damaged largely by medicine and politics. Medicine – because our children now receive 39 vaccines before school age and the vulnerable ones over-react. Politically – because big pharmaceutical companies and governments are now virtually one. To give a recent example:…

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JOHN LANG (55-58)

John Lang set a hare running with a letter to The Daily Telegraph July 27 about British-flagged ships. John, a retired Rear Admiral, had spotted that the vessel which took The Queen on a Hebridean cruise earlier in the month “was wearing the Red Ensign, the much respected, and increasingly rare, symbol of British register.”…

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ANDREW SIMPSON (90-95)

Andrew simpson with his sailing partner Iain Percy has been rated “one of Britain’s strongest gold medal chances for 2012” in a survey by The Sunday Telegraph. “America’s Cup duty with TeamOrigin and the recent birth of Simpson’s son have restricted their competitive season this year,” noted the paper. “But, as their victory at the…

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ROBIN PATERSON (69-73)

A full page spread in The Sunday Times at the start of July brought us up to date with a huge property development in the Caribbean being masterminded by OP developer Robin Paterson and his business partner the hotelier Michael Pemberton. According to the report, the Paradise Beach development of 35 villas with price tags…

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Tim Lee (51-53)

Captain Tim Lee (51-53) was one of 15 retired Royal Navy officers to sign a letter which appeared in The Daily Telegraph on election day May 6 urging the retention of the Trident nuclear missile system. The letter argued that the Conservatives “are the only party who (sic) will ensure that while our troops are…

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