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1936 King Edward VIII Gold Medal Presented to the College

Chief Cadet Captain of the College Emily Cox received The King's Gold Medal of 1936 from Chairman of the OP Society, Phillip Plato on Sunday 27 February.
1 Mar 2022

On Sunday 27 February Phillip Plato (73-77), Chairman of the Old Pangbournian Society and Guest of Honour at College Sunday, presented the 1936 King Edward VIII Gold Medal to the College.

In September last year a group of Old Pangbournians, led by Phillip Plato, ensured that the unique Medal awarded to the then Chief of College George Launchbury Bown (32-36) will returned to Pangbourne College on permanent loan.

The medal, the only one awarded at the College during the brief 326-day reign of King Edward VIII, came up for auction at an international coins, medals and watches sale organised by Dix Noon Webb on September 7 2021 together with an Elder Brethren of Trinity House gold watch, also presented to Bown.

16 of the 30 donors joined Phillip in presenting the Medal to the College, follwed by lunch in Devitt House. It was an excellent occasion that will be remembered for a long time.

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