2014 Reunion in New Zealand

OPs in New Zealand held their annual reunion on 20th February, 2014. It is a long way from New Zealand to England and the report has only just reached us. Robin Paine (55-58) writes: “I have just returned from another excellent gathering of OPs and their wives for a lunch at the Royal New Zealand…

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OP seeks details of the last British Apprentice

Captain Barry Thompson (42-45), who lives in New Zealand,  is seeking OPs’ help to unearth details of the last British shipping apprentice. He believes the individual will have signed indentures some time after 1970. His contact email is shipmaster@ihug.co.nz Barry writes: “To assist my research I have made enquiries at The National Archives, at Greenwich…

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Silver Success for Old Pangbournian GB Rowers

Two Old Pangbournians stormed to success in late-July on the world stage, securing silver medals for the GB Rowing Team at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. Charles Waite-Roberts (06-11) grabbed a silver medal in the lightweight men’s pair final. Charles, along with partner Wilf Kimberley, held off a strong challenge from the…

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OP takes part in Commonwealth Games

Anthony Bayne-Charles (96-01), the son of RnB singer Billy Ocean, represented Barbados in the Commonwealth Games rugby seven-a-side competition at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Bayne-Charles stepped out for Barbados on the basis that his mother Judy Bayne hails from the Caribbean island. The experience wasn’t a success. The unfancied Bajans, late substitute particpants in…

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OPs celebrating Battle of Agincourt

Three OPs are among a 20-person committee, AGINCOURT 600, that has been formed to oversee commemorations in 2015 linked to the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. The OPs – Dr. Sinclair Rogers (55-58), Captain Tony Poulter OBE (60-65) and Rupert Meacher (87-90) – are working in close touch with another commemorative group, Waterloo…

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New OP governor of Pangbourne College

Nick Woods (83-88) has become a governor of Pangbourne College. He is the fourth Old Pangbournian on the 12-person Board following the recent retirement of Admiral Sir Michael Layard (49-53). After Pangbourne Nick attended the University of East Anglia where he took a BSc in Business Finance and Economics. He then trained as an accountant…

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Founders’ Day 2014

The 97th celebration of Founders’ Day was held at the College on Saturday July 5th. The Guest of Honour was the Governor-General of the Falkland Islands 2010-14, Nigel Haywood CVO. Despite an overcast day on which rain constantly threatened and occasionally arrived, proceedings went smoothly throughout, reflecting huge credit on the dozens of people involved…

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