Nick Devereaux (70-73)

Nick Devereux (70-73) got in touch to report that in January he completed 35 years in the world of metals and commodities. “Where has the time gone?” Recession, he wrote, “is taking its toll of some of our customers but life goes on.” Meantime William Creasy (71-74) let us know in February that he had…

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Simon Marriott (64-68)

One of two letter-writers from the 1960s, Simon Marriott (64-68), responded to Nick Knollys (62-67) who had wondered in Issue 39 about OPs who had served in the Sultan of Oman’s armed forces. “Add my name to the list,” he wrote. “I completed two tours: January 1975–September 1976 with the Armoured Car Squadron; and June…

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Jeremy Sanders (56-60)

Jeremy Sanders (56-60), Chairman of the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel Trust, sent some musings to Steve about his time at the NCP. Reading that Garth Morrison (56-61) had become a Knight of the Thistle, he wondered if this was a unique distinction for someone who played rugby for England Under-15s. Jeremy’s contemporary, Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59),…

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Malcolm Mackenzie (52-55)

Malcolm Mackenzie (52-55) wrote from Athens to request a new OP tie and to explain how he came to go to the NCP – “a serious error in principle” according to his father who believed that boys wishing to go to sea should first achieve a university-level education. At the time of writing Malcolm was…

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Denis O’Kelly (44-47)

From Spain Denis O’Kelly (44-47) sent an unusual letter – dictated into a recording device which then transformed his words into flowing blue print. “But I wrote the envelope!” Denis “remains a recluse in Jerez de la Frontera, alas no longer able to enjoy the sherry, and managing to get by with occasional visits from…

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Dick Covington (40-43) reports

Dick Covington (40-43) got in touch from his home in Devon to report that he had met Tony Chambers (40-42) in Cornwall after the latter had returned to the UK from Spain. The two met thanks to a list of members of the Association of Royal Navy Officers. Another OP from the 1940s, John Lock…

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