Corran William Brooke PURDON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1921-05-04
Education Rokeby Sch Wimbledon, Campbell Coll Belfast, RMC Sandhurst
Publications N/A
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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