OP City & Livery Group reception

The OP City and Livery Group has organised an evening reception on the Quarterdeck aboard HQS Wellington on the Embankment, London, on Monday 23 June at 1800 for 1830 until 2030. Organiser Sinclair Rogers writes: “Please bring a guest! At the reception we shall serve drinks and canapés for a cost of £36.00 per person…

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Epic charity ride by Bill Bailey (58-62)

MHS (Bill) Bailey (58-62) writes: “Three bicycle riders – former Royal Marines Des Enoch and Bill Bailey and a ‘civvie’ friend Mark Powell – recently completed a charity ride on Tenerife, that no sane person would have started had they any inkling of the weather to be encountered.  The course included about 18 kms between…

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Article on OP hero published

A lengthy article on C.M.B. Cumberlege (19-22) has been published on the web. The site of the Royal Navy Research Archive has published a lengthy article on Lt. Cdr. Mike Cumberlege RNR, the OP who won a DSO and bar and Greek Medal of Honour for his exploits when working for the Special Operations Executive…

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Historic binoculars bought for College archive

Thanks to the generosity of the OP Society Chairman, Merrick Rayner (68-73), a pair of binoculars won by Chief Cadet Captain R.G. Smallwood (30-32) in 1932 have been purchased for the College archives.    A volunteer at a hospice in Sheffield contacted the College by email early in April to see if there was any…

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OP Magazine published

Issue 44 of the OP Magazine, The Pangbournian, has been published and should reach all OPs shortly. The latest issue of the OP Magazine covering events in 2013 contains a mix of reports about Reunions,  OPs in the News, Founders’ Day, News of OPs and communications from the chairman of the OP Society, Chairman of…

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Headmaster’s report to OPs 25.02.14

The academic year continues smoothly. A Successful College play. A yomp in the Falklands. Sport badly affected by the weather. New Second Master appointment made. “Since my last report the academic year has continued smoothly. Trial exams just after Christmas showed that the 5th Form are well placed at this stage of the year and…

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Headmaster defends CCF

As representative of CCF units for the Independent Schools Council and the HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) Thomas Garnier has warned that cadet units at private schools could be forced to close if the government goes ahead with plans to divert CCF funding into the state sector. A plan under consideration by the Department of…

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