Tag: Colditz

June 27- Coolest man to serve in army. Roll of Honour

This is the anniversary of the death in 2018 of “The coolest man to have served in the Army”, Major General Corran Purdon CBE MC CPM who went from Campbell to Colditz and much more.

January 17 – Roll of Honour

On 17 January 1942 five men from NI were lost when HMS Matabele on a convoy from Iceland to Murmansk was hit by a torpedo from the German submarine U-454. On the same day in a different arena, an MTB under command of Sir…