MILES P CHAPMAN (35-38), Lt.Cdr RN, MBE, died peacefully in his sleep on March 27, 2008 “after a long illness bravely borne”. He went to Dartmouth after the NCP and served in Atlantic and Russian convoys during the war. Subsequently he was posted to the Far East and was involved in the celebrated ‘Yangtse Incident’…Details
ROBERT LLEWELLYN (23-24) died on February 6, 2008, aged 98. He was the second oldest OP at the time of his death. A lengthy obituary in the Daily Telegraph sketched out his remarkable life. He joined the NCP in 1923 and went to Cambridge University. On graduating he became a teacher at Westminster School. Later…Details
THEODORE JOHN HEATH (30-34) died on February 1, 2008, aged 90. He served in the RAF during the war and afterwards had a somewhat chequered career. Eventually he took over a prep school near Chelmsford in Essex called Heathcote School which he ran with his wife for over 20 years. After this the couple moved…Details
After Pangbourne and Cambridge, he joined the ‘L’ branch of the Navy. In 1972 he was posted to Faslane.
DONALD W MITCHELL (50-53), a Captain RN, died on January 14, 2008. After the NCP and Dartmouth Don served in the West Indies. By 1960 he was married and based in Malta serving as 1st Lt. on HMS Ocelot. Passing the famous ‘Perisher’ course, he then joined FOSM’s staff at Gosport and was part of…Details
DENIS FRANK GRIFFIN (31-33) died on January 10, 2008. He was 92. He joined P&O as a member of its head office staff. When war broke out he joined the 27th Lancers. He was soon given a commission and served for six and a half years in England, France, Egypt and Italy. After the war…Details
PATRICK N HAMILTON (40-41) died on January 8, 2008, aged 84. He served with British tankers during World War 11 and later moved in to teaching and writing, becoming primarily an artist. By 1970 he had moved to Italy where he became Secretary of the Florentine Trust. In 1979 he held an exhibition of his…Details
THOMAS G BRIGGS (35-38), Captain RN, died on January 4, 2008, aged 86. Tom left Pangbourne to join the Merchant Navy. In the Second World War he served throughout as an RNR officer. He was sunk four times including off Iceland, in mid-Atlantic and finally off Algiers when the rescuing ship itself was sunk by…Details
He was an engineer and in the 1970s was managing director of Bowen Agricultural Company in Edinburgh.