Henley Regatta update

Some OPs have been in touch to express their disappointment at the non-appearance of a Pangbourne eight in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley regatta this year. In response an “informed source” gave this statement to the OP website before the regatta: “We could easily have had an VIII racing in the PE – our…

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‘City of Adelaide’ update

              The ‘City of Adelaide’ Project Manager Peter Christopher recently sent the message below to the OP Rep in Melbourne, Richard (Sam) Strachan (58-62), about the only surviving Devitt & Moore vessel:   “You will be pleased to hear that the project is moving along nicely. Since the end…

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OP rugby match set for November

The Master in charge of rugby at the College, OP David Metcalfe, has confirmed that a return game against Shiplake Old Boys XV has now been arranged for later in the year.   The match will take place at Pangbourne after the Remembrance Sunday parade – Sunday 8th November.  Kick off at 14:00pm   Any…

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Bordeaux 2015 Rugby Tour Dinner

Purpose:  Fund-raising on behalf of the 2015 Pangbourne College Rugby Club tour and the Wooden Spoon children’s charity of rugby   Guest Speaker: Jeremy Guscott  (Bath, England, British Lions. Current BBC pundit)   RSVP by email to david.metcalfe@pangbourne.com   Venue: Drake Hall, Pangbourne College   Date: Saturday 5th September 2015   Tickets: £45 per person…

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CWP Reception held on Cutty Sark

                  What is believed to be the first Conway-Worcester-Pangbourne event in the UK was held on Monday 1st June 2015 on the world’s most famous and fastest clipper ship, the Cutty Sark, in Greenwich, southeast London.   Around 250 people were present including 40 OPs and their…

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Three new Honorary OPs elected

At the recent meeting of the OP Society committee held at the Naval Club in London, three new Honorary OPs were proposed by the Chairman of the Society Merrick Rayner and elected unanimously. They are:   Alexandra Garnier, the wife of the Headmaster. Over the past ten years Alex has evolved into an enthusiastic supporter…

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In Search of Mike Cumberlege (19-22)

                      A 6,000 word monograph about OP Mike Cumberlege (19-22) has been published by another OP, Robin Knight (56-61).     The booklet describes the exotic pre-World War 11 life and subsequent daring wartime career in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) of Lt. Cdr. Mike…

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