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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Jeremy JS Coulter (OP 48-53)

Jeremy Coulter died on 11 February 2010, aged 75. In the 1970s Jeremy was an enthusiastic member of the OP Committee.  After Pangbourne where he was Captain of Cricket, Jeremy joined the Royal Marines, serving for 12 years and retiring as a Captain. He then worked for Gallaghers, cigarette manufacturers, and finally became a Lloyds…

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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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Tony Hepworth (OP 50-53)

Tony Hepworth died peacefully at home in Lavenham Suffolk on 20th February. Tony Hepworth was born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and after schooling at Wheelwright Grammar School won a scholarship to Pangbourne in 1950. Later, as a 16-year old cadet he gained a place at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He became an Executive Officer in…

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Stuart J Robertson (56-60)

Stuart J Robertson died in Montreal, Canada in September 2009.   He was 65. After leaving the Nautical College, Stuart moved to Canada in 1964 and worked in Montreal’s fashion industry for more than a decade before changing direction and opening an indoor gardening and lighting store. He developed a deep interest in gardening and in 1981…

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Victor Francis Pym (38-43)

Victor Francis Pym died on 27 December 2009, aged 85. At his Thanksgiving service at Bolney, many tributes were paid to this talented and devout man. On leaving Pangbourne, Francis served in the Navy and in 1944 commanded an MTB guarding the Scheldt estuary, as Allied shipping supplied armies advancing from Antwerp. On release, having…

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