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…



David Bolton (46-51) died peacefully in the Royal Cornwall Hospital on July 26th, 2012, aged 79. He had been unwell for the last year but was living at home in St. Teath until three days before his death. He was buried wearing his Pangbourne socks. A Service of Thanksgiving was later held at St. Endellion…


Richard Norris (1931-2012)

Richard Norris, housemaster of Hesperus division at Pangbourne College 1972-88, maths teacher at the College 1957-58 and 1972-92, an Honorary OP and a former Great Britain and England hockey player, died of heart complications in Pretoria, South Africa, on August 25th, 2012, aged 80. Richard Owen Alfred Norris was born in Bombay and grew up…


Pat Stephens (1922-2012)

Kathleen Patricia Stephens (nee Bradley), Sister in charge of Sick Bay at the Nautical College from 1959-63, wife of Lionel Stephens and an Honorary OP, died of cancer on August 17th, 2012, aged 90. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St. Mary’s Church, Streatley-on-Thames on August 29th. It was attended by many OPs, former…


E.A. Allenby (31-34)

Colonel E.A. ‘Edward’ Allenby OBE RM (31-34) died peacefully in Chollacott House Nursing Home, Tavistock, on June 27, 2012, aged 95. His son, Dr. James Allenby (57-62) writes: Born a ‘Man of Kent’ in the middle of the worst war of all time, Edward’s father was a retired navigation officer. His mother was deeply religious.…


G.J. Hony (40-44)

John Hony (40-44) died in July, 2012, aged 85. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Diana, who provided the material on which this obituary is based. John was a colourful, larger-than-life character with a robust sense of humour – described in one of his school reports as “somewhat misplaced.” At the NCP…


Victor Gordon (44-47)

Victor Gordon (44-47) died on May 29, 2012, aged 82. He was a writer, chiefly on food. He married in 1958 and is survived by his wife Juliet, two sons and a daughter. An obituary in The Daily Telegraph stated in part: After Pangbourne Victor Gordon did his National Service and then became an industrial…