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Captains of RUBC (1925 – 1965)

The list is not exhaustive.

  • Group photo of Past Captains was taken in the early 1960s.
  • Several had passed away at that time. They are GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten).
  • Some have moved overseas.
  • U Tin U is the most senior among the Past Captains that are still alive.
  • H.E. U Maung Maung Than Tun is the oldest among the Past Captains that are still alive. He is older than U Tin U by a few months.

U Ba Tun (1925) was the first Captain of RUBC

Commodore Than Pe (1927, 1928, 1930, Second President, succeeded Sir Arthur Eggar) : Defense Boat Club, Burma Rowing Federation, Vice Chief of Staff, Revolutionary Council, Minister of Health and Education, Bust)

U Oo Toke (1931)

U Tha Htin (1932) is an uncle of Dr. Tin Wa and Ko Frankie Ohn.

U Tun Thoung (1933, Third President in 1962) : sons — Maurice (Gold in 1961), Dennis (Green), Winston (Gold in 1962), Freddie (Green, basketball, swimming, track and field)

U Zaw Win (1934)

U Aye Maung (1935)

U Sein Tun (1936)

U / Ko Thaw (1937)

G. I. Ba Tun (1938)

U Kin Maung Bo (1939) was the first native Chief of Burmese Navy

C H Chan (U Thet Toe, 1940) and nephews — U Tin U (1948), Dr. Myo Tint (1955), U Tin Htoon(1959), U Sein Htoon, (1962), U Thaung Lwin (1963) — are Past Captains in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The younger generation includes Phone Win and Zeyar Linn.

U Kyaw Thant (1941)

Club was inactive from 1942 to 1946, The Club house was ravaged in the World War. It was rebuilt with the help of Old Members.

U Kyaw Thein (1947, Civil Aviation)

U Tin U (1948, a Captain of RGC, most senior among the Past Captains who are still alive)

U Kin Maung Nwe (1949)

Dr. Pe Nyun (Dick San Pe, 1950, Pediatric Surgeon, Canada) : elder brother of Dr. Pe Thein (Tom San Pe, Minister)

William Ohn Pe (1951)

U Chan Tha (1952, Soccer star, USA)

Bohmu Maung Maung Than Tun (1953, RUBC, Defense Rowing, Burma Rowing Federation), He has two sons. Hla Maw Tun is Past Secretary and Gold. Aung Khine is Past Captain and Gold

U Ko Ko Lay (1954)

Dr. Myo Tint (1955, Third in Burma in Matriculation, younger brother of U Tin U)

U Tin Htut (1956, won Senior Novices as Rower and Cox, USA) : brothers U Mya Maung (elder) and Dr. Than Toe

Dr. Harry Saing (Htut Saing, 1957, ARAE Champion in 1959 and 1960, Multiple Sports Athlete, Pediatric Surgeon, Hong Kong, GBNF) and brother Victor Saing (Aye Kyaw)

Dr. Than Nyun (1958, President of OMA)

U Tin Htoon (1959, ARAE Champion in 1958 and 1960, USA, 40th and 90th Anniversary Issues, younger bother of U Tin U)

U Han Tin (1960, Australia) : father Sithu U Tin (Fourth President in 1963, 40th Anniversary Issue)

Dr. Tin Wa (1961, USA) : U Tin Ohn (father, early member) and younger brother Dr. Frankie Ohn

U Sein Htoon (1962, ARAE Champion, Burma Rowing Federation) : Zeyar Linn (son) is Past Captain and Gold

U Thaung Lwin (1963, Singapore ) : youngest brother of U Tin U

U Myo Tin (William Hone, 1964) : joined Air Force

U Zaw Lin (1965) : joined Army

Higher authorities ignored the Bye Laws from the mid 1960s.
I was the last Democratically Elected Executive Committee Member.

U San Maung (Gerald Sein, GBNF)

Ko Gerald is Past Secretary and Gold.

Ko Tin Myint (son of Arzani U Razak) remembered the AGM (Annual General Meeting) where they voted for Ko Gerald for Secretary.

In the Rag Regatta, Ko Gerald rowed as Bow for the EC crew which has three ECs who usually rowed on the Stroke side.

He was an excellent Sculler.

He served as RUBC coach. He would emphasis on practicing with “Fixed Tub”.

He was Shooting / Production Manager for Ah Myo Tha Yoke Shin (managed by U Sein Tin and U Mya Maung) and affiliated movie companies. We met Ko Gerald and his team in Ngapali where they were shooting a movie with War War Win Shwe. He asked if I would like to join them on the “road trip” via Taung Goke back home. The trip was tough but memorable. At Taung Goke, our host (movie theater owner) offered free admission to young people who could translate the movie titles into English. A winning entry was “Fly away bitter bird” for “Pyan Lay Dei Nghet Khar”.

Ko Gerald is GBNF (Gone But Not Forgotten). His younger brother Ko Hardy (Yan Shin, Cox) is OK.

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