Details of Dennis Scott-Masson memorial service

A memorial service for Captain Dennis Scott-Masson (44-46) will be held in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel at 3.00pm on Friday 6th May, 2011. Dennis Scott-Masson served with P&O for most of his working life. During the 1982 Falklands War in 1982 he commanded the cruise liner “Canberra” which acted as a troop ship during the…


Guest of Honour at 58th OP Dinner announced

Patrick Derham (74-78), the current Headmaster of Rugby School, has agreed to be Guest of Honour at the 2011 OP Dinner. Patrick Derham has been Headmaster of Rugby School since 2001. In this position he has been a consistent and prominent defender of the independent schools sector, often mentioning with gratitude the education he received at…


Over 60s lunch a big success

Bangers-and-mash at the Turf Club in London. 33 OPs over the age of 60 plus the Headmaster Thomas Garnier and Hon Vice President Lionel Stephens met for a most enjoyable informal lunch on January 20 at the Turf Club, Carlton House Terrace in central London. The event was the idea of Chairman Mark Dumas (64-68) who is…


The 2011 OP Magazine

Issue 41 of the OP Magazine will be sent to OPs during February, 2011. “Production difficulties mean that there will be a slight delay in distributing the 2011 OP Magazine to all OPs on the mailing list (more than 3,500),” write the Editors of the Magazine. “Our schedule now indicates that the publication will reach…


Memorial Service for Dennis Scott-Masson (44-46)

A Memorial Service will be held in the Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel for Captain Dennis Scott-Masson CBE in May, 2011. Further details will follow.

Capt. Scott-Masson commanded P&O’s “Canberra” liner – the vessel that transported thousands of British troops successfully from the UK to the Falklands Islands, and home again afterwards, in the conflict with Argentina in 1982.

New date for 2011 OP Dinner

Due to the royal wedding the date of the 2011 OP Dinner has been moved to Wednesday April 20th. The Dinner will take place in HQS Wellington which is moored on the Embankment in central London. Further details will be available nearer the time. If you have a query please contact OP Chairman Mark Dumas…


Memories of R589281

Peter Tambling (50-53) recalls a nautical career. The January, 2011, issue of SHIPPING – Today & Yesterday carries a six-page article by Capt. Peter Tambling, Master Mariner and Commander RD*, about his long love affair with the sea. This began with days spent aboard colliers and sand dredgers in the West of England and south Wales…


OP Society wreath laid at Tower Hill

Miles Eden-Smith (54-57) lays wreath on behalf of OPs at the Mercant Navy Memorial, Tower Hill, on Remembrance Sunday November 14th, 2010. From Miles Eden-Smith – 1954-57 “I have attended this Service in the Sunken Gardens for about 10 years now and lay a wreath each year on behalf of the Old Pangbournian Society. I consider…


OP authors two books in one year

Colonel Ewen Southby-Tailyour (55-59) produces two books during 2010. The military historian Ewen Southby-Tailyour has accomplished the unusual feat of authoring and compiling two books that have appeared within months of each other towards the end of 2010. The first – “Helmand Assault” – describes the hectic and bloody six month deployment in Helmand province,…


Remembrance Sunday 2010

The Chairman is invited to the Service of Remembrance to lay a wreath on behalf of Old Pangbournians I felt very fortunate to represent the OP’s at the Service of Remembrance at the College. I laid a wreath on our behalf commemorating those who died during and since the last World War. I had not…