R. T. Langridge (32-35)

Tim Langridge died peacefully at home on May 28th, 2011, aged 93. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at All Saints Church, Waldron, on June 13th. Addresses were given by two of his three sons and by a grandson. In part they said: “It was the doctor who introduced him to the world in March,…


Reginald Hunter-Blair (56-60)

Reg Hunter-Blair died in South Africa on March 11th, 2011, aged 68. Jenny Hunter-Blair writes:  “One evening young Reg was asked a poignant question by his father: “ How would you like to go to naval college? Sounds splendid sir,” Reg replied nervously. So he was sent to the Nautical College, Pangbourne. But unlike his father…


C.J. Bennett (51-56)

Colin Bennett (51-56) died on June 8th, 2011, aged 73. Always a loyal Old Pangbournian who regularly attended OP Dinners, he made friends for life at the NCP. Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) and Jeremy Hodgson (51-54) attended his funeral and represented the OP Society. Also present was another old College friend Duncan Bell (51-54). A eulogy…


R.E.F. Horley (42-45)

Rob Edward Falconer Horley died on April 10th, 2011. His neighbour Peter Hughes (51-55) writes: “On leaving the NCP in 1945 Rob joined Royal Mail Line and obtained his Mate’s ticket. He left the sea in 1949  and then did his National Service. Subsequently he was commissioned in the RASC, specialising in water transport, and…


P. G. Penny (53-57)

The Hon Patrick Penny died in France on 10th September, 2010, after complications following an operation for cancer of the oesophagus. His lifelong friend Anthony Fenwick-Wilson (53-57) writes: ‘Ricky’ Penny, the second son of Viscount Marchwood, joined Pangbourne in January, 1953. After his first year in Port Jackson, he moved up to MacQuarie as his…


W.V.J. Huelin (52-57)

Joe Huelin died on November 2nd, 2010, aged 71.

According to information received from his partner of the last 20 years, Dorothy Kegg, Joe Huelin died in November 2010. He had been ill for some time. We have no other information.

Ewen Scobie (64-68)

Ex-soldier who protected a corner of the Scottish Highlands dies. Ewen Scobie (64-68), the laird of Rhidorroch at Ullapool, died of a brain tumour at the end of February, 2011, aged 60. He had been ill for sometime. Born in Inverness and raised on the Black Isle, Ewen played a leading role in campaigns against…


Patrick Fison (44-47)

Patrick Fison died in Perth, Western Australia, in April, 2011, at the age of 80. Pat Fison started out as a cadet with Blue Funnel line on leaving the NCP in 1947. However, his eyesight failed him and he joined Cunard in the early 1950s as a purser. He sailed with Cunard for many years,…


A.V.G. WALKER (33-37)

Tony Walker died on October 18th, 2010, aged 81, acording to his nephew Charles Barton (54-58). Tony’s daughter, Wendy Jolly, writes: “My Father was always one to avoid attention. He was born on June 19, 1919, in Weybridge, the youngest of eight children. He left Pangbourne in the summer of 1937. What he did between…



Captain Jack Bitmead (33-36) DSO, RN  died on December 21, 2010, in Edinburgh aged 91.     On leaving the NCP Bitmead joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in the training cruiser Frobisher and took part in King George V1’s Spithead review in 1937 as a Midshipman in Ramilles. Promoted to Lt. in April,…