Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by HA96, Jul 16, 2018.
One of my Colditz heroes.
Maj Gen Corran Purdon obituary
Sad news. RIP
General Corran was a regular at Regimental events at the London Irish Rifles for the past 30+ years in his roles, first as Hon Colonel (1986-1993) and then President of the Regimental Association (1994-2018). He was, of course, a Training Major with the LIR from 1952 to 54. I've just been re-reading 'List The Bugle.'
A truly remarkable man.
Photo from the Graveney Marsh commemoration in Sept 2010.
Here are links to two other obituaries
Recommendation for Award for Purdon, Corran William Brooks Rank: Lieutenant ... | The National Archives
Reference: WO 373/46/269
Name Purdon, Corran William Brooke
Service No: 129127
Regiment: No 12 Commando Royal Ulster Rifles
Theatre of Combat or Operation: Combined Operations (St Nazaire)
Award: Military Cross
Date of announcement in London Gazette: 5 July 1945
Purdon, Corran William Brooke (Oral history)
Related period: 1945 - 1989
Creator: IWM (Production company), Rodney William Aldous Giesler (recorder), Corran William Brooke Purdon (interviewee/speaker)
Production date: 1998-02-13
Dimensions: whole: Duration 540, Number Of Items 9
Catalogue number: 17896
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