W.G. MORRISON (56-61)

Sir Garth Morrison (56-61) KT, CBE, DL died on May 24th, 2013, at home in West Fenton, East Lothian, aged 70. He was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus late in 2012, had undergone chemotherapy and a major operation in February and seemed to be making a good recovery. He leaves a widow Gill, three…



Michael Byrd (43-46) died on St. George’s Day April 23rd, 2013, aged 83, after many years spent valiantly combating poor health. His funeral was held on May 15th at St. George’s Church, Beckenham. Michael arrived at Pangbourne in 1943 from a boarding school in Wales. In three years at the College he achieved a great…


M.L. STARKEY (45-49)

Michael Law Starkey (45-49)  died in Sydney, Australia, on April 19th 2013, aged 83. He leaves his wife, Maureen, a son and daughter, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Kevin Brown (46-49), a contemporary of Michael’s at the NCP, represented the College at his funeral service. At the Nautical College Michael was in Hesperus Division and…



Andrew Simpson (90-95), the British Olympic and world championship gold medal-winning sailor, drowned in San Francisco Bay on May 9th, 2013, while training for the 34th America’s Cup races later this year on the Swedish-backed catamaran Artemis. He was 36 and is survived by his wife Leah and their two young sons. Andrew, known to…


MICHAEL ATKINS (1926-2013)

Michael Atkins died peacefully in Grove Court Nursing Home, Woodbridge, Suffolk, on March 28, 2013, aged 87. Following the death of his wife Jill on January 3rd, 2013, his health deteriorated rapidly but he remained upbeat and independent to the end. Michael joined the academic staff at the Nautical College in 1957 as master in…


H.S. WOOD (29-31)

Harry S. Wood (29-31) died on March 2, 2013, aged 99. He remained active to the end of his life and was well enough in December, 2012, to celebrate his 100th Christmas. He was awarded the CB in 1967 following his retirement after a 30-year career in the Army.  Born in 1913, Wood arrived at…


J.B DUTHIE (39-42)

John Duthie (39-42) died on 1st February 2013 aged 87. His wife predeceased him. He left two children and three grandchildren. His brother Revd. Malcolm Duthie (44-48) writes: “John did not distinguish himself academically at Pangbourne and was chiefly famous for looking after the allotments at Bowden Green where vegetables were grown to help out…


P.P.P. Neale (38-42)

Commander P.P.P. Neale (38-42) RN died on January 11th, 2013, aged 88.

The funeral service was held at Cambridge City Crematorium on January 25th. Cdr. Neale was a widower. He leaves four children and five grandchildren. We have no other details.


Lt. Cdr H.C. Lipscomb RN (46-49) died peacefully at Westacre Nursing Home, Winchester, on January 4th 2013. It is planned to commit his ashes to the sea by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth on May 8th, 2013 which would have been his 81st birthday. His son Christopher writes: “My father went into the Royal Navy…



Michael Hayes (48-51) died recently as reported to the College. He was 74 and unmaried and lived in Rustington, near Littlehampton, in Sussex. Lionel Stephens writes: “I remember Michael Hayes well and met him in the 1980s. He joined the Merchant Navy with the British India Line as a Purser. Years later he became a schoolmaster…