OPs with Army background hold a Reunion

First ever reunion of OPs who are serving or had served in the Army held in London June 21st. Since World War 11 about 140 OPs are thought to have served in the British Army. In an attempt to build on this heritage and to inspire the younger generation, more than 20 of these OPs…

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Evensong Thanksgiving for Trevor Turner

An Evensong in Thanksgiving for the life of Trevor Turner OP (39-43) took place on Tuesday 22 June 2010 in The Chapel at Sutton’s Hospital in Charterhouse, Trevor’s home for the last 18 years.  Each of the Brothers at Charterhouse has a Governor; Trevor felt privileged to have one of the three Royal Governors, His…

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Founders’ Day 3 July 2010

All OPs and their families welcome.

Designated OP area: Big Side.  Designated OP Parking: Bowden Playing Fields

Parade: 10.00hrs 
OP v College cricket: 13.00hrs  
Beat Retreat: 16.30hrs

Exhibitions and displays will take place throughout the afternoon, across the campus.

Tea/coffee available but please bring your own picnics.

‘Naval Review’ article about Cdr. A.B. Goord (25-27)

Indian Navy highlights role played in its development by Old Pangbournian. An article in the May, 2010, issue of ‘Naval Review’ by Lt. Cdr Yogesh Athawale of the Indian Navy demonstrates how Brian Goord “in his short but distinguished RIN (Royal Indian Navy) career” contributed substantially to the genesis and growth of anti-submarine warfare in…

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Bar to DSO for Lt. Col. Angus Fair (81-88)

Rare achievement by OP serviceman Angus Fair, commanding officer of the Light Dragoons (a regiment formed in 1992 from the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and the 15th/19th The King’s Royal Hussars, has been awarded a Bar to the DSO “in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April, 2009, and 30th September,…

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PangAf expedition reaches Cape Agulhas May 28

A four month journey of 25,000 kms (15,625 miles) ends successfully. The five-man PangbourneAfrica expedition which left the Parade Ground at the College on Sunday January 31st drove through the mountains to Cape Argulhas in South Africa May 28th to end its epic journey with a bottle of bubbly and handshakes all round. Funds raised…

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PangAf expedition update

Milestone reached on May 11th On May 11th, the 100th day since the PangbourneAfrica team left the College parade ground, the five-person expedition had travelled 12,204 miles (19,527 km) and visited 16 countries en route. The average distance driven each day was 122 miles (195 km) and the longest distance achieved in a day was…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition reaches Botswana

The five-man PangAf expedition closes in on its final destination More than three months after setting off from the College Parade Ground in two Land Cruisers January 31, the five-man PangbourneAfrica expedition, including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962, are nearing the end of their epic drive. Since mid-April the team have driven, separately…

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The 57th OP Dinner

OP Dinner at the College April 16 one of the best for years. A record 116 OPs subscribed to attend the 57th OP Dinner, held this year at the College. In the event, around 100 OPs turned up. Most of the no-shows were victims of the Icelandic ash cloud which hit air travel into the…

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“Voices from the Bridge”

Recollections of Members of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners.     OP Captain Ian Tew (56-61) contributes chapter to new book on the British Marchant Navy. Up to half of the world’s cargoes were once carried by British merchant ships, and the officers and crews who sailed them were heirs to a tradition stretching back centuries.…

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