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Peter Duggan-Smith

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Peter Duggan-Smith

Peter Duggan-Smith was born in 1916 to an actress mother. As she was always on the move he was brought up by two maiden aunts until he was accepted to train for a sea-going career on the cadet ship H.M.S. Conway. It was on the last of several voyages to New Zealand as a Merchant Navy apprentice that his life of adventure began -- though it did not always turn out as he had planned!

Raymond Eagle

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Raymond Eagle

Raymond Eagle, FSA Scot., is a historian with a particular interest in Scottish and military history. His early years were spent in Eastleigh, Hampshire where many Commonwealth troops were camped in preparation for D-Day. This led to a lifeling interest in military history. In 1949 he joined the British army and was commissioned in the Royal Artillery. spending two years in Hong Kong before continuing in the Territorial Army (Militia).