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…

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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,…

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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…

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JACK BITMEAD (33-36)

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,…

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Dennis Scott-Masson

Captain Dennis Scott-Masson CBE, RD and Bar, died on November 16, 2010, aged 80. He was Master of the P&O liner Canberraduring the Falklands war and later was made ADC to The Queen. Lengthy obituaries were published in The Times and The Daily Telegraph on which this account is based. Leaving the NCP in 1946…

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George Sibbering (33-38)

George Sibbering died on July 27, 2010, at the age of 89. His son Paul (61-64) writes:          The opening passage of a journal my father wrote after leaving Pangbourne:               “And what are you going to do when you leave, Sibbering?” said my Housemaster. It happened in the Remove A classroom sometime in June 1938,…

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Michael J. Beale (53-56)

Leading OP figure in the City of London and the OP Society dies.   Mike Beale died peacefully at home on August 30, 2010, aged 71. He was Vice President of the OP Society, a past President (1988-93) and a Trustee of the Society for 15 years between 1978-93. An evocative  memorial service was held on…

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W.S. LUND (40-43)

Dr. William Lund MS FRCS (40-43) died at home on July 22, 2010, aged 84, after a long illness. Bill, as he was always known, was not only an outstanding surgeon but a “gentle, special man” writes Lionel Stephens who attended the funeral with his wife Pat on August 5th. The large parish church of…

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IAN HEALEY HOLLINRAKE (45-48)

Cdr. Ian Hollinrake RN died in July, 2010, aged 79.   Ian Hollinrake was born in Heywood, Lancashire, and from an early age wanted to join the Royal Navy. At the NCP he did well academically, particularly in Maths and Physics, and passed into BRNC Dartmouth in 1948. Commissioned in 1951, he served in the…

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