G.A. HEPWORTH (42-45)

Rachel Sykes has reported that her cousin G Anthony Hepworth (42-45) died on 17 Feb 2012 in a nursing home in Cowling, North Yorkshire. Anthony was single and a charity fund-raiser. In his youth he was more or less looked after by the Sykes family and he attended the NCP so that Harry Sykes could…

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NICK REBBECK (61-64)

Nick Rebbeck died in May, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He was 62. His friend Andrew Gordon-Lennox writes: Nick Rebbeck was a near neighbour from home and family friend who joined the Nautical College Pangbourne with me in 1961 – the first year of Port Jackson at Bowden Green with Steve as Housemaster.…

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C.A.M. TATHAM (52-56)

Charles Tatham (52-56) died peacefully on January 20th, 2012, after a lengthy illness endured with great courage and fortitude, at the age of 72 as reported by his friend and distant relative Peter Hughes (51-55). Charlie was born in Aylesbury in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11. Soon after he and his…

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FREDERICK TREVES BEM (38-42)

Frederick Treves, a well known character actor, died on January 30, 2012, aged 86 after a prolific, high profile career on stage and screen. Freddie Treves was the son of a GP who had commanded a mounted field ambulance brigade in the First World War while his great uncle was Serjeant Surgeon to King Edward…

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R.M. FURZE (42-46)

Wing Commander Robert Furze AFC (42-46) died on December 4, 2011, aged 83.  Robert Furze was educated at the NCP with a naval career in mind but became enthralled with the idea of flying and entered RAF Cranwell in 1947. A lengthy obituary in The Times described some of his exploits as a bomber pilot…

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J.W.H. ORMEROD (40-43)

John Ormerod (40-43) died on 29 April, 2010, at Lavenham in Suffolk. He joined Alfred Holt & Company, the Blue Funnel Line, after the NCP. On leaving the sea, he moved into journalism and then advertising. His widow Rhoda writes: “John was sent to Pangbourne from the Downs prep school in the Malverns – an…

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H.K.A. RUSSELL (42-44)

Ken Russell, a flamboyant film and opera director with a talent to entertain and provoke in equal measure, died at his home in the New Forest on November 27, 2011, after a long period of ill health, aged 84. According to his widow Lisi (his fourth wife), his last wish was for “a Viking funeral.”…

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C.B. HEALD (43-46)

Colin B. Heald (43-46) died of cancer on October 1st, 2011, aged 82. He was a former governor of Dartmoor Prison. A half-page obituary appeared in The Times from which much of this account is taken together with memories provided by his friend Roger Slater (57-61) and material taken from his daughter Fiona’s Eulogy at…

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C.A. Latimer (43-47)

Courtenay Latimer (43-47) died suddenly on 12 September, 2011, aged 78. Known as Corky, he enjoyed his time at the NCP and left Pangbourne to do his national service in the Army, writes Lionel Stephens. Commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps, Courtenay hoped that his love of boats and his nautical background would enable…

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J.P.W. METCALFE (42-45)

Warwick Metcalfe (42-45), for many years Art teacher at Uppingham School, died in May, 2011, at the age of 83. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in his last years. His son Alistair gave the Eulogy at his funeral to a packed church in Uppingham. In part he said: Warwick was the son of…

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