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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TIM MCCARTHY (39-43)

Tim McCarthy died in July at the age of 85. Tim McCarthy was a Cadet Captain during the World War 11 era at the NCP and occasionally attended the four-year reunions of 1943 CCs organised by Trevor Turner. He left the NCP in 1943 and served in the Royal Navy in during the war. After…

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C.J.LAWRENCE (47-51)

Christopher Lawrence, a well known car design and development engineer, died in August 2011. Born in 1933 Christopher had “an early addiction for motor cycles and golf” according to an obituary published on his company website www.lawrence-tune.co.uk from which this account is taken. Influenced by his mother and an uncle, he opted for a career…

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J.V.H. DRUMMOND (38-41)

Captain John Drummond died in mid-2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. John Drummond left the NCP and joined Union-Castle shipping line. After war service with the company, he eventually moved to the East African and later the South African harbour services as a pilot. According to an article in the Cape Times in July, 2011,…

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E.G. TURNER (36-39)

ERIC GRAHAM TURNER (36-39), a former Chairman and Treasurer of the OP Society, died in July, 2011, at the age of 88. Graham served in the Royal Marines 1941-50, was mentioned in dispatches in 1945, became Life President of Barnes Cricket Club and later Chairman of the Club Cricket Conference. After the Marines he worked…

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