The O.P. Record is published

    As part of its contribution to the 2016-17 College centenary and exhibition, the OP Society has sponsored the publication of a 271-page book containing OP obituaries and death notices issued in various forms and places between 1921 and 2016.   Collected and edited by Robin Knight (56-61), the book consists of  1,250 entries,…

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St. Clair-Ford, Sir Robin (54-58)

    Robin St. Clair-Ford (54-58)  died in Edinburgh on 12th May, 2016. A funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in the Scottish capital on 3rd June, 2016. Robin was the 9th holder of a baronetcy created in 1793. He succeeded to the title on the death of his brother Colin (52-56)…

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James S. Tuke (52-56)

James Samuel Tuke (52-56) died on 25th December, 2015 after a  ten year battle with mesothelioma as we were informed by his widow Sheila. He lived ner Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. He was aged 76. After the NCP he joined the Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) Police and in 1963, the year before Zambian independence, was…

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Rodney Giesler (45-48)

  Rodney Giesler (45-48) died in April, 2016. His son Phil wrote:   “My father was a cadet at the College between 1945 and 1948. He was a keen fencer and was a member of the College team for two years, winning his colours.  He intended joining the Royal Navy, but when a routine eye test…

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Lindsey, Ian D. St.G (45-49)

    Ian Donald St George Lindsay (45-49) died at home at Buderim, Queensland. Australia on March 27th, 2016 aged 84. He is the only Pangbournian to date to play in a representative schoolboy side at Lord’s. In 1949 he represented the Southern Schools vs The Rest. A fast bowler, he opened the bowling in…

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Standing, Guy (61-66)

Guy Standing (61-66) died on 6th March, 2016 “after a long battle with cancer” according to a death notice in The Daily Telegraph on 16th March which went out of its way to praise the treatment Guy had received at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. We have no other details and would be grateful for…

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Shirley, Richard (64-67)

  Richard William de la Cour Shirley (64-67) passed away on October 5, 2015 at the age of 66 “due to complications from ALS”  according to his wife June. He had made his home in Canada since1973 working as a mechanical engineer and “talked often of his wonderful days at Pangbourne!”   He was very proud…

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Connell, Lynn (53-55)

  Lynn Connell (53-55) died  on 10th February, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11 and “spent the war years with his mother and grandparents in Essex – a county he retained fond memories of throughout his life,” wrote his daughter Penny Connell. Lynn…

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Felton, C.M. (23-26)

Old Pangbournian war deaths in the Second World War were thought to have totalled 177. Now that figure has risen to 178 following a communication from the son of an OP who had lost contact with the OP Society in the mid-1930s — Colin Felton (23-26).   In February, 2016 Colin’s son Simon got in…

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