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…


Successful OP Day

Around 50 OPs of all vintages enjoyed a return to the College on OP Day, Saturday November 6th. At the 77th AGM of the OP Society held in the Yellow Room in Devitt House, about 20 OPs received a full briefing from OP Society Chairman Mark Dumas on what the Society had achieved during the…


OP’s invited to 2011 Founder’s Day

Founders Day will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2011 Founder’s Day will be held at The College on Saturday 2nd July 2011. All OP’s and their families are very welcome. Invitations will be sent out by The College additionally to specific decade groups nearer the time. This process has been successful for many years…