PangbourneAfrica expedition update

OPs reach Egypt safely The Pangbourne Africa expedition, which left the College parade ground on January 31st, crossed into Egypt from Libya on February 19 and was overnighting at the Ahmed Safari Camp and Hotel at the El Bahariya Oasis February 21. The five person team including three OPs who left the NCP in 1962…

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GIRLS OP HOCKEY MATCH VS THE COLLEGE

Lucy Hamblin-Rooke provides an update   Girls OP Hockey has been in the balance for many years, however, this year we finally organised a date and played a match against the current 1st X1. We managed to drag along a few old faces, from leavers of 2005 through to 2009, of which a few of…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition departs

Three OPs and two friends set out on 11,000 mile journey to raise money for charity. Three OPs in their mid-60s – Geoff Popple, Nicholas Vaudrey and David Keith-Welsh (all of whom left the NCP in 1962) – together with Jonathan Vaudrey from Melbourne, Australia, and Anthony Kent from Cape Town, South Africa, set off on an…

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57TH OP DINNER SET FOR APRIL 16

Invitations to the 2010 OP Dinner being despatched in January Details of the 57th OP Dinner are now being sent out to more than 2,700 OPs on the Society’s data base. The event will be held on Friday evening, April 16, at the College. It will be a black tie affair involving a four course meal, speeches and…

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Another great win for Bart Simpson

Iain Percy and OP Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson (90-95) win the Star class world title in Rio de Janeiro Iain Percy and his crewman Bart Simpson have been crowned the 2010 Star World Champions, adding to the Olympic crown that they claimed in Beijing in 2008. The 33-year-old best mates won the world title despite coming in…

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West Country 50′s Lunch, Resounding Success

The “Fifties Group” lunch, loosely intended for those living in the Dorset, Wilts and Somerset area was held shortly before Christmas at The King’s Arms, just off the A303 near Wincanton. It proved a considerable success with a total of 14 members coming as far afield as Bath in the North and Swanage in the…

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PangbourneAfrica expedition prepares to depart

Three OPs plan to drive 30,000km to raise funds for charity David Keith-Welsh, Geoff Popple and Nicholas Vaudrey, who all left the NCP in 1962, together with two others, will begin a journey through Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the College parade ground at 12 noon on Sunday January 31st. The departure will be…

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More about ‘City of Adelaide’ campaign

Second OP involved in efforts to save the ship A letter from David Inglesby FRCS (67-71) to the OP Society has highlighted the efforts currently being made by the Sunderland City of Adelaide Recovery Foundation (SCARF) to preserve and restore this former Devitt & Moore sailing ship. David is vice-chair of SCARF and lives in Sunderland. He writes…

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Last Devitt & Moore ship under threat

‘City of Adelaide’ clipper ship threatened with demolition What is probably the last Devitt & Moore ship in existence, the clipper ship ‘City of Adelaide’ which carried free British settlers to Australia in the 19th century and returned to the UK carrying wool, has been threatened with demolition by the Scottish Maritime Museum (SMM) which…

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