OP Reunion in Sydney

OP Reunion in Sydney set for October 22 Nick Lampe and Alex Hunter write: “Following on from the OP BBQ in March, it was agreed that an informal get-together would be held at the “Lord Nelson” pub in Argyle Place, The Rocks, Sydney on the evening of Friday 22nd October from 1800 hrs. English-style ales…

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Setback for Simpson & Percy

Skandia Sail for Gold regatta, Weymouth Bay Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (90-95) managed 7th place in the Star class in the Skandia Sail for Gold Olympic qualification regatta in Weymouth Bay in mid-August – the duo’s worst result in international competition for quite some time. Despite the result the pair were the best-placed British…

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OP Rugby XV to tke part in old boys tournament

Event set for Bank Holiday Monday August 30 at Richmond RFC Jack Muggridge writes: “The Old Pangbournian Rugby Club are taking part in the annual Old Boy’s summer tournament at Richmond Rugby Club. The competition this year will take place on the Monday Bank holiday 30th August. Unfortunately, most OP’s are excluded from selection as it is…

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OP v College, T20 Cricket Match

Now in its fourth year, the OP T20 cricket match versus the college has established itself as one of the highlights of Founder’s Day – and this year’s match didn’t disappoint. With the sun beating down on the Big Side pitch, the OP XI, which included six players who toured Barbados in 2000, won the…

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OP XV to take to rugby field

Team is entered into annual Old Boys’ tournament at Richmond August 30th. A rugby XV made up of OPs under the age of 21 will take to the field at Richmond RFC on Monday August 30th (Bank Holiday) in the annual Old Boys tournament run by the Richmond club. Jack Muggeridge, who is organising the OP…

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Founders’ Day 2010

Guest Speaker: Lt Col Angus Fair DSO* (OP 1983-88) This was the 93rd Founders Day at the College. The sun shone and the day seemed to go without a hitch.   This year guests included those who left Pangbourne in the 1980’s and 1990’s. This is a rolling programme introduced by Headmaster Thomas Garnier four…

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PangAf expedition funds for the College

Three OPs raise £775 for Pangbourne College Driving in two Land Cruisers from the College parade ground to Cape Arghulas at the tip of southern Africa in four months, three OPs – Geoff Popple, David Keith-Welsh and Nicholas Vaudrey (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with two companions have raised £775 for the…

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Successful OP Golf Society outing

OP Chairman Mark Dumas wins the prizes at Hankley Common GC On the 2nd June 30 OP’s enjoyed an fantastic day at Hankley Common Golf Club. This was the second year in succession that the Golf Society had played at Hankley and we were once again treated superbly! The course was in great condition, with fast greens and…

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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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‘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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