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Robin Knight's book Leaders is admirable for its research assiduity and for avoiding too much Old School Tie-ism. More...

Tom Read Wilson (98-03) is a well-known polymath. These two books, published simultaneously in September 2022, underline again his amusing versatility… More...

Robin Knight's book Leaders continues to attract excellent reviews from a range of magazines. The most recent edition of Pennant: The Forces Pension S… More...

March issue of Warships International Fleet Review

Peter Hore of the Warships International Fleet Review reviews Robin Knight's excellent book Leaders: Profiles in Courage and Bravery in War and Peace … More...

ADVENTURES OF A LIFETIME by Richard Brook-Hart (64-69) is the story of a true seafarer, one of the final Merchant Navy officers produced by the NCP. More...

There can be no doubt, in my view, that Rodney Pattisson is the foremost sportsman to come out of Pangbourne. It is perhaps legitimate to ask why it h… More...

John Beadon (62-67) by his own account “has been lucky to lead an unusually full and adventuresome life.” This book he describes as the “memoirs and m… More...

Taken from the message often exchanged between passing ships at sea. Covering the history of visual communication, and the language of signalling, at … More...

Paid To Predict is an uncensored narrative, based on diaries written at the time, of Ewen's involvement in a “bankrupt organisation” which had outlive… More...

Using the resources of the internet as his foundation, Robin Knight has produced an invaluable, well-illustrated volume, giving us the brief lives of … More...

The Trafalgar Chronicle is an annual publication sponsored by The 1805 Club in association with Seaforth Publishing that is now in its 29th year and i… More...

Nicholas Morris (54-59), an Australian, began to work as a staff member of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 1973 following a 14-year c… More...

This is a self-published book of about 300 pages and a rare work of fiction by an OP. More...

This is Mike Smith's seventh book with a corporate theme and his fourth on ethical values, all written with the support of his long-time employer Init… More...

David Smiley (30-34) perhaps led the most extraordinary life of any OP to date. He was “an exceptionally brave man (and) an exceptionally fortunate so… More...

James Shuttleworth (77-81) has had a lifelong interest in railways. Growing up in the Peak District, he has memories of the last British Rail steam en… More...

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