Angela Rippon’s personal biography of her father, John Rippon, RM. John Rippon RM — RMA Gig Club Served aboard HMS Rodney and HMS Newfoundland, in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Far East, theatres, including joining the American 5th Fleet in Japan. I found the biography interesting. Former England football manager, Sir Bobby Robson, hailed from nearby Langley Park and attended school in Esh Winning. It’s close to Durham (the city).