RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75),

RHIDIAN LLEWELLYN (70-75), a former teacher at David Cameron’s prep school, Heatherdown (it closed in 1982), was quoted in The Daily Telegraph at the end of February as saying that he remembered the future Conservative Party leader as “a charming and bright” pupil with a “cheeky grin.” Cameron was ranked last in a sixth form…

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Richard Hamilton (87-92)

Since leaving the college I rowed internationally for GB for 8 years and went to the 96 Atlanta Olympics. After a brief spell teaching at Windsor Boys School I was appointed to Coach for Britain Internationally where I won Gold with the Junior 8+ in Athens and then a silver with the Mens Coxed four…

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Tim Goodenough (86-93)

Sylvia Goodenough, Tim’s mother informs us that ‘Tim is a mechanical engineer in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He and his partner are expecting their first child, already known to be a boy, in March 2010. He should be an interesting child as he will grow up in a French speaking part of Switzerland with a Spanish mother…

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Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62)

December 31st, 2009, sees the end of my 48 years in shipping – 39 as a broker, mostly in Australia where I live. This is anticipated with an odd mixture of exultation and uncertainty. My immediate aim is an increased involvement in training and lecturing in which I have been involved informally for a while.…

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Anthony Hayes (51-55)

After a full 43-year career in Air Traffic Control which started in the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, at sea in various aircraft carriers and subsequently with the Civil Aviation Authority, mostly as an Airways Radar Controller at the London Air Traffic Control Centre, Weswt Drayton, I retired some four years ago to Pewsey in…

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Richard Mitchell (63-68)

Richard is working in the Ministry of Defence “in a challenging and interesting post providing advice on maritime capability – quite suitable after 35 years of warfare appointments in the RN,” he says. He meets OPs from time to time “but not as many as in the past. Having bought a new OP tie recently…

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Philip Bach (81-88)

An OP from the 1980s, Philip Bach (81-88), let us know in March that he still had a job with ING in London but that the credit crunch had hit the bank hard and he was hoping to get through the next nine months unscathed. Philip had recently renewed acquaintance with Matthew Way (82-87) who…

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Rory Copinger-Symes (79-86)

OPs in Afghanistan in 2009 included Rory Copinger-Symes (79-86). In May he returned to the UK after a six month tour as Deputy Chief of Staff in Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines. “It was a tough time…but I think we moved the campaign forward,” he wrote while adding that the Marines had sustained a…

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Roderick Line (72-75)

Roderick Line (72-75), sent a newsy letter from Lewes where he lives. After Pangbourne he joined T&J Harrison as an engineer cadet and spent five years in the MN. In 1980 he switched to the RAF and flew a variety of military aircraft for 16 years before moving into commercial aviation in 1997. Over the…

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