General Corran Purdon died aged 97 RIP

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  1. HA96

    HA96 Member

    One of my Colditz heroes.
    Stefan.
     
  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

  3. Markyboy

    Markyboy Member

    Sad news. RIP
     
  4. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

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    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.

    QS

    Photo from the Graveney Marsh commemoration in Sept 2010.

    Here are links to two other obituaries
    Times
    Telegraph
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018
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    Recommendation for Award for Purdon, Corran William Brooks Rank: Lieutenant ... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/46/269
    Name Purdon, Corran William Brooke
    Rank: Lieutenant
    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
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    Purdon, Corran William Brooke (Oral history)
    Category: sound
    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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