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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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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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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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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