M.R.L. HAYES (34-39)

Dick Hayes died in July, 2010, aged 88. He was a loyal OP throughout his life and attended the Reunion in 2009 at the Royal Yacht Squadron of which he was a member. Ian Shuttleworth represented the OP Society at the memorial service at Trinity Church, Cowes, Isle of Wight on July 15.    …

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Eric Paul Inglesby (29-32)

Lt. Cdr the Reverend Paul Inglesby (Father Paul) died on May 26th, 2010, aged 94. Born Eric Vredenburg in 1915 during a Zeppelin raid over London to a Dutch entrepreneur father and an Afrikaner mother, Eric Paul Inglesby was educated at the NCP with a view to joining the Royal Navy. Failing to get into…

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Ian Gosling (1940-1944)

IAN GOSLING (1940 – 1944) died on 19 June 2009, aged 82.  He joined the Merchant Navy in the latter stages of the war and sailed with Court Line, coming ashore in the late 1940s to attend the King Edward Nautical School. He was, at one point, Third Officer of SS Churruca. After ten years he left…

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George M Harrison (1936-1939)

GEORGE M. HARRISON (1936 – 1939) died in January 2010, aged 86. He served throughout the war, firstly in the Merchant Navy but he then transferred to the Royal Navy, serving in the Mediterranean and in the Far East.  After the war, he moved into advertising, becoming, firstly, advertising manager of the British Travel Association and…

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CLIVE BUCKLE Lt. Cdr. RN (1949 – 1953)

CLIVE BUCKLE Lt. Cdr. RN (1949 – 1953) died on 6 August 2007, as we were informed by his widow Jean. After Pangbourne, Clive joined the Royal Navy and retired in 1980. During his career he spent four years in the Netherlands, helping to install a simulated trainer for the Dutch Navy and then to teach its use. …

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T. W. TURNER (39-43)

Trevor Turner (39-43) died in University College Hospital, London, on May 8th, 2010, after a short pulmonary illness. He was 85. He was Vice President of the OP Society, twice Chairman of the Society, served on the committee for several six-year stints and edited the letters from OPs that appeared in the OP magazine in…

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PETER M G WISDOM (1950 – 1954)

PETER M G WISDOM (1950 – 1954) died in April 2010, as reported by his cousin Michael Langran (1943 – 1947). On leaving, Peter joined the Hall Line, then moved ashore to work for Silvertown Services Shipping Limited, owned by Tate & Lyle, where he was their southern representative. In the 1970s he worked for Kapok Limited…

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W. F. NOTT (22-25)

Oldest OP dies at his home aged 101 William Francis Nott OBE, TD (22-25) died peacefully at his home in Chichester on May 8, 2010, aged 101. He was the oldest OP at the time of his death. He left the NCP in 1925 not to go to sea but to qualify as a solicitor and…

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Simon M Harvey (OP 52-55)

Simon Marcus Harvey (52-55) died on 2 March 2010, aged 71. A proud and enthusiastic OP, he was in recent times a forthright member of the OP committee. His father Marcus was at the College from 1922 to 1924, who after a successful career in the MN moved to India to take charge of the Royal…

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Robert Strang (OP 41-43)

Robert Strang died on 28th October 2009. After leaving Pangbourne, he went to agricultural college in Somerset and in 1948 started to farm in Cornwall, near Liskeard, and spent the rest of his career building up and extending the farm. He was also a member of the Royal Observer Corps until it was disbanded in…

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