Brook Hanson (77-82)

Brook Hanson (77-82) died suddenly on May 14th, 2014, of a suspected heart attack at his local pub the Duke of Wellington in Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London. He was 50 and the adopted son of the leading British industrialist Lord Hanson. A memorial service was held in June at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. Anthony Clifford…


A.J. Potter (57-61)

Ashley Potter (57-61) died suddenly on 14th May, 2014 according to one of his daughters, Jessica Lennon. Ashley, known as ‘Shags’ to his contemporaries in Macquarie, was always in trouble at the NCP but somehow emerged unscathed. A fine cross-country runner, his other interest was trad jazz, at the time all the rage. With four…


Peter Coulthurst (54-59)

Peter Coulthurst (54-59) died in Australia in April, 2014. Captain Frank Hart represented the OP Society at his funeral.

After the NCP Peter joined the Canadian Pacific shipping company and was at sea for some years before coming ashore and emigrating to Australia. We have no other details.

Hugo Moresby White (53-57)

Admiral Sir Hugo Moresby White GCB, CBE, DL (53-57) died peacefully at his home in Buckland, Devon, on 1st June, 2014. A serious head injury caused by a fall in 2002 marred his final years. He was 74 –a former Governor of Gibraltar, Commander-in-Chief Fleet, and CCCC of the Nautical College, Pangbourne. He leaves a…


Dennis Fenna (1935-2014)

Dennis Fenna, who taught Maths at the College for 30 years, died of a heart attack in May, 2014. He was 79. A funeral service at Trinity Church, Buxton, was scheduled for Friday 13th June. Dennis Fenna arrived at the College in 1965 to take up his first teaching post. He joined the Maths department.…


P.G. Box (49-53)

Peter Box (49-53) died in April, 2014, after a long battle with illness. He was 78 and lived in Snettisham, near Kings Lynn, in Norfolk. His widow Bridget writes: “After Peter left Pangbourne he went to sea with Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. Ltd. Later he moved to Esso, travelling the world on their tankers…


A.K.S. (Roly) Franks (42-45)

Roly Franks OBE (42-45) died on April 9th, 2014. He was 85. Merrick Rayner (73-78), chairman of the OP Society, represented the Society at the Thanksgiving Service at St. Luke’s, Matfield, in Kent where Roly was a key fund raiser, Warden and Treasurer. He writes: “The charming, small Church is in walking distance from Roly’s…


Grenville Gore-Langton (38-41)

Earl Temple of Stowe (38-41) died on 17th September, 2013, “as gently as he lived.” He was 89. He attended the NCP as W. Grenville A. Gore-Langton and became the 8th Earl in 1968. His son Robert writes: “Grenville Gore Langton (as he was prior to assuming the family title later in life) remembered with…


B.J. BENSON-DARE (37-39)

Brian Benson-Dare (37-39) died on 4th February, 2014, according to a report received from his son. Benson-Dare served in the Royal Navy during the war and was involved in 12 Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union and in the sinking of the Bismark. After the war he served in the Metropolitan Police from 1952-78. His…


D.J. Fisher (59-62)

                                               David J. Fisher (59-62) died on 1st March, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. He was 68.David joined Port Line after the NCP and spent most of his life at sea, also…