Capt. Michael Langran (43-47)

Mike Langran (43-47) died in Dublin on September 30th, 2014 suddenly, but peacefully, after a long illness. He was 84. “Born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), his parents were British citizens on a medical secondment there,” writes his friend and colleague Ben Pluck. “Mike proudly maintained his British citizenship ever after. His early education was…


Robin Arnott (47-50)

Robin Arnott (47-50) died on 24 November, 2013, from heart failure as originally reported by Ian Lindsay (45-49). Ian writes: “I had not heard from Robin for some time so I emailed him care of his son in October to find out how he was doing – in 2012 he had had both feet amputated…


Tim Seeman (47-51)

Timothy John Seeman (47-51) died on 8th September, 2014, aged 80, after a long illness. Tim was brought up in Esher and joined the Nautical College, Pangbourne, in 1947. On leaving¬† in 1951 he became indentured to the Brocklebank Steamship Company before his first trip to sea as an apprentice in 1951 on the ship…


Ches Greenwood (61-66)

Ches Greenwood (61-66) died in Cape Town on 12th June after a six month battle with a brain tumour, reports Mike Burgess. A small wake was held, most appropriately, over lunch in a fine pub in Sydney by a few of his oldest friends in Australia including OP’s Kevin O’Donovan, Chris Simond and Mike Burgess.…


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…