Corran William Brooke PURDON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1921-05-04
Education Rokeby Sch Wimbledon, Campbell Coll Belfast, RMC Sandhurst
Publications Publications List the Bugle - Reminiscences of an Irish Soldier (1993)
Recreations physical fitness, writing, St Nazaire Soc (life pres 2011), English bull terriers, German shepherd dogs and lurchers
Clubs Army and Navy, Hong Kong
Style Maj-Gen Corran Purdon, CBE, MC, CPM
Career cmmnd Royal Ulster Rifles 1939, Army Commandos, France and Germany 1940-45 (wounded, MC), Palestine Emergency 1945-46, Canal Zone Egypt 1949-51, Malayan Emergency 1956-58, Cyprus Emergency 1958; CO 1 Bn Royal Ulster Rifles, BAOR and Borneo Confrontation 1962-65, GSO1 and chief instr Sch of Inf Warminster 1965-67, Cdr Sultan's Armed Forces Sultanate of Oman and Dir of Ops Dhofar War 1967-70, Cmdt Sch of Inf Warminster 1970-72; GOC: NW Dist 1972-74, Near East Land Forces 1974-76, ret as Maj-Gen; dep cmmr Royal Hong Kong Police 1978-81, memb 69th (Fighting Irish) Infantry Div United States Army; currently freelance mil advsr; dir: Falconstar Ltd (Mil Trg Teams) 1983-85, Defence Systems Ltd 1985-89; govr Royal Humane Soc 1984-2006, Hon Col Queen's Univ Belfast OTC 1975-78, pres Army Gymnastic Union 1973-76, patron Small Arms Sch Corps Old Comrades Assoc 1985-90; St John Ambulance: cdr Wiltshire 1981-83, memb Cncl 1981-86, pres Devizes Div 1993-99; Hon Col D Co (London Irish Rifles) The London Regt 1986-93; pres: London Irish Rifles Regtl Assoc 1993-, Royal Ulster Rifles Regtl Assoc 1993-; MIMgt; Bravery Medal (Oman) 1968, Distinguished Service Medal (Oman) 1969, Commendation Medal (Oman) 1970, Service Medal Order of St John 1999, Médaille d'Honneure de St Nazaire 2000; KStJ 1983; Chevalier Légion d'Honneur (France) 2005; Pingat Jasa Malaysia 2006
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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