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…


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…


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,…


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…


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.