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JENYNS, RICHARD C. G. (49-55)

13 Jan 2021
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JENYNS, RICHARD C. G. (49-55) “died peacefully on December 27, 2020, aged 84, having been diagnosed with leukaemia just days before. He is survived by his wife Karin, two daughters and four grandchildren. He had been living in Brussels since 1964, and always remembered his days at Pangbourne fondly” according to his daughter Jennifer Collard.

At the NCP, Jenyns excelled at Maths, Physics and Theoretical Mechanics, gaining A levels in all three subjects, winning the Open Maths prize in 1954 and 1955 and the Jude Memorial prize for Science in 1954 and 1955. He became a Cadet Captain in Harbinger Division, represented the school at Athletics, and was in Form V1 (Science). At the NCP he had been awarded Special Entry in the ‘L’ branch (Electrical) of the Royal Navy. Instead, he decided to do his National Service in the RAF (like his father, a World War 1 Royal Flying Corps pilot), becoming a Pilot Officer in May 1956. He then went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge University to study Engineering. His daughter adds: “In 1964 he moved to Brussels to take up a job with Eurocontrol (the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation), with the intention of staying there a year or two. Brussels quickly became home, and he stayed on even after his retirement from Eurocontrol in 1997. He thoroughly enjoyed travelling all over the world both for work and pleasure, and was always busy planning his next holiday.”

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