PPA Yunnie, Robert Park (Bob)

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Yunnie
  • FORENAME
Robert Park (Bob)
  • UNIT
PPA B Patrol
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
201206
  • AWARD
Military Cross
  • PLACE
Italy 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Black Watch
born 24.4.1909 Inverness
resided 70 Stanley Street,Aberdeen
enlisted 19.9.1939 Bristol
insurance broker in civilian life
ranks,Royal Army Service Corps (1st Cavalry Division) 19.9.1939
graduated Officer Cadet Unit,Cairo 25.5.1941
2Lt Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 25.5.1941
2 Bn Libyan Arab Force from ? - November 1942
T/Captain 12.12.1941
joined PPA 23.11.1942
left PPA 11.4.1945
died March 1961 Congo Republic (as mercenary)
"He lived with his men more intimately than any of us,shared their jokes and their escapades,and in return received their unreserved devotion" (Popski)
author "Warriors on Wheels" (1959)
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Popski's Private Army
POPSKI A Life of Vladimir Peniakoff
From the Workhouse to Vienna: A British 20th Century Personal Story of Social and Military History
Fighting with Popski's Private Army
With Popski's Private Army
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