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Contingent Commander Colin Hearn retires
Rachel Bampton

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to College life, retiring CCF Contingent Commander Colin Hearn (2010-21) was presented on the final Thursday of the Summer Term by the Headmaster, Mr Thomas Garnier, with a pair of Oakley cycling glasses as a memento of his 10+ years at Pangbourne College. Well known for his latest hobby, long cycle rides, it is no surprise that when asked what he would like for a leaving present he chose this gift.

Corporal Dan and the Sixth Form CCF cadets also purchased and presented Contingent Commander Hearn with some engraved port glasses as part of their appreciation for all he has done in their time at the College. Among recent highlights has been winning the drill section of the Sir Steuart Pringle competition at Lympstone.

Mr Hearn is a legend and has been a very popular member of staff. He has brought inspiration to all that he has done and has enriched the lives of so many Pangbournians in his time at the school. 

He has led expeditions to the Galapagos, Nabugabo, the Falkland Islands, and the Alps in France. He has also overseen the school’s ceremonial tradition and created unique parades for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in May 2017 as well as Founders’ Day 2021, among others. He has organised the colour party at the Annual Seafarers’ Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. He has led mountain bike trips to North Wales. He has supported Mr Andy Crossley with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Thank you, Mr Hearn, for all you have done. We wish you and Debbie well in your retirement and we will miss you!