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…


N.D. Pascoe (45-49)

Neil Pascoe (45-49), a retired Lt. Cdr. in the Royal Navy, died early in January, 2014.

Commander Pascoe lived in Kalchrenan, Argyll, Scotland. We have no other details. He lost contact with the OP Society in the 1970s.

Colin St. Clair-Ford (52-56)

Sir Colin St. Clair Ford died peacefully at his home in Somerset on 3rd December, 2012. A Service of Thanksgiving was held on 18th December at St. James’s Church, East Lambrook. After the NCP, Colin worked for a time in the brewing industry. He became the 8th Baronet in August, 2009, but had had no…


R.C.C. HALL (41-44)

Robert Hall (41-44) died earlier in 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa as reported by his wife Anne. She writes: “Robert was always interested to know of all the activities and the tremendous changes made since his time at the College. One thing he did not forget was his navigation. His crew (me and two…



David Powell (31-35), who died on October 3rd 2012, was a widely respected member of the farming and local community, whilst also being the much loved centre of his large family. He was a man with boundless energy, enthusiasm and good humour. David was born in Kandy, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), the son of a…