OP in Helmand province, Afghanistan

Lt. Col Tom Copinger-Symes (82-87), commanding offer 5 RIFLES Battlegroup, reports from the scene. In a lengthy update on conditions in Helmand emailed to friends and colleagues in the UK in early March, Tom Copinger-Symes describes life in this front line province as “very challenging and extremely satisfying. It’s not always fun and games, but…


Successful OP Reunion in New Zealand

Auckland lunch attended by OP Society President. A hugely successful OP reunion lunch was held on February 20th at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. Sixteen OPs attended accompanied by nine partners. Also in attendance was the President of the OP Society, Robin Knight (56-61) who was on holiday in New Zealand at…



New date set for 2012 OP Dinner at the College. Important construction work at the College during the Easter holidays in April means that the date of the 2012 OP Dinner has had to be changed. The Dinner will now take place on the evening of Friday October 26th. Overnight accommodation will be provided for…


OPs living in France

The OP Rep in Paris, BARNEY SPENDER (76-81) barneyspender@yahoo.co.uk


Up-to-date news of a number of Anciens Pangbourniens (aka OPs) resident in France (at least 15 OPs are known to be living in the country) has been posted on the Bulletin Board.


Dates of OP events scheduled for 2012 released.   A reunion lunch for OPs in New Zealand will be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Auckland, on Monday February 20th. OP Society president Robin Knight will be present. Any OP in New Zealand at the time who wishes to attend should contact Nick Edwards at…


OP DAY 2011

OP Day 2011 is set for Saturday, November 26 at the College. All OPs will be most welcome. The day will commence at 1030 hours with the AGM of the OP Society, to be held in the Gerres Room (NOT Yellow Room as previously stated) which is located in the current College Library, on the opposite…


Successful Over-60s lunch

A second lunch for Over-60s OPs was held at the Turf Club in central London on November 10th. A full house of 34 OPs plus the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and the Honorary Vice President of the OP Society Lionel Stephens attended the lunch which had been organised by Turf Club member and OP Soc. chairman…


OP storming Waterstone’s

Children’s book publisher Kevin Price (76-81) has a record sales day in west London. OP Kevin Price, currently on a nationwide tour of Waterstone’s book stores, notched up record sales for a day while visiting the Chiswick branch of the store October 22. Helped by a sunny day, plenty of customers and the support of…


OPs win annual golf match with the College

Close encounter October 12 at The Berkshire GC goes OPs’ way. OPGS Secretary Charlie Parry (81-85) writes: “By all accounts everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the course. I have already spoken to the society Secretary at The Berkshire and they are happy to offer us another date for next year!  Date to be confirmed, but…