Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29)

Colonel Charles Meredith Inigo Jones (27-29) died on December 17, 2009, aged 97. He was the third oldest Old Pangbournian at the time of his death. A Service of Thanksgiving was held in the London Scottish regimental chapel at St. Colomba’s Church of Scotland, London SW3, on January 28, 2010.   Robin Knight, President of the…

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Ben Hamilton (26-28)

Second oldest OP dies in Canada Ben Hamilton, Lt.Cmdr RCN (Retired), Master Mariner, died age 99 at Annapolis Royal Nursing Home in Nova Scotia, Canada, on January 6.   He was born in England in 1910. He completed his education at Pangbourne Nautical College, where he trained for the merchant service, and then served in the…

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Roger Wilfred Morris (40-42)

Commander Roger W. Morris OBE died in 2008. Roger Morris left the NCP in 1942 and joined the Royal Navy as a rating aged 17.5 years. He served in the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres during World War 11, including on the convoys to North Russia and the Normandy landings. Promoted to the officer corps in…

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A.B. Brian Goord (25-27)

Commander Brian Goord (25-27) died on May 8, 2009, in Christchurch, New Zealand, just ten days before his 98th birthday. Brian Goord was born in London in 1911 and educated at the Nautical College. He then served in the New Zealand Shipping Company until 1935 when he joined the Royal Indian Navy having been selected whilst…

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Tom Cottrell (42-45)

Tom S Cottrell (42-45) died on October 8, 2009. Tom was one of four brothers to attend the NCP, all based in the Isle of Wight. On leaving Pangbourne, he joined Clan Line but after achieving Third Officer rank left the sea and spent the rest of his working life employed by an engineering development…

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John F Adams (43-45)

John F Adams (43-45), a Captain RNR, died in 2008 as we learnt when his magazine was returned “deceased.” On leaving Pangbourne, he joined the Harrison Line, later moving to the British Rail fleet based in Dover. He took command in 1965 and then became a Marine Superintendent in London. He did not care for…

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John M Baynham (25-27)

John M Baynham (25-27) died in November, 2008, aged 97. John’s father Walter was a cadet in the training ship “Hesperus” who became a Ship Master with the Orient Line. John’s nephew Jeremy Daniel (52-55) and his son Christopher Daniel (78-83) attended Pangbourne, so there are now four generations in this family to have had…

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George H Boswell (47-51)

George H Boswell (47-51) died on June 28, 2009, aged 75. His friend and contemporary at Pangbourne Christopher Daniel writes: “At Pangbourne ‘Boz’ proved himself to be a good all-rounder with a love of swimming and boxing. The atmosphere at his family home in Seething encouraged him to become a loveable eccentric, full of life…

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C T H OLNEY (52-55)

Tim Olney (52-55) died on December 29, 2008, aged 69. Geoff Rae (53-56), Tim’s friend for nearly six decades, writes affectionately that both of them were in Hesperus and shared a love of dinghy sailing. “We didn’t always see eye to eye, but in important things in life we were never in dispute. I truly…

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Robert P Carter (34-37)

Robert P Carter (34-37) died on January 2, 2009 Robert Carter, OBE, MC, Lt. Col RM, had a distinguished career in the Royal Marines. Between 1942-44 he served in Malta convoys as OC RM of the minelayer “Adventure.” In 1945 he was involved in the surrender of the German fleet. After the war he was…

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