Frank (Geordie) Doran
John Robertson

Frank (Geordie) Doran

Francis William Joseph Doran (Geordie)
born 23.2.1929 Hope Street,Jarrow-upon-Tyne
son of Francis and Dorothy (nee Blythe) Doran
educated St Bede's R.C. Infants' School,Jarrow
educated St Bede's R.C. Junior School,Jarrow
Army Cadets 1942-September 1945
labourer 1943
joined Army 3.10.1946 Brancepeth Camp
19033387 Private,General Service Corps
Light Infantry Training Centre,Farnborough
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1947
1 Bn Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Regiment 3.12.1947
Garrison Military Police,BAOR 1949
1 Bn Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry June 1949
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry May 1951
Lance Corporal 1952
demobilised August 1952
re-enlisted 1952
1 Bn Durham Light Infantry 1952-53 (served Korea)
Lance Corporal + Corporal 1954-55 (served Canal Zone)
demobilised January 1955
re-enlisted
1 Bn Parachute Regiment (Mortar Platoon) 1956 (served Cyprus)
Corporal
SAS Selection Course 28.12.1957
19033387 Trooper 22 SAS (16 Troop D Squadron) January 1958
Lance Corporal
Sergeant (2 Troop A Squadron) 1961
instructor,Training Wing,22 SAS 1964-65
HQ Squadron,22 SAS 1966
Staff Sergeant April 1966
SQMS,Training Wing,22 SAS
Warrant Officer Second Class August 1967
PSI,23 SAS (A Squadron) 1967
23 SAS (MTO,RHQ) December 1967-December 1970
23 SAS (C Squadron) December 1970-1972
left Army 30.9.1972 (as WO2)
civilian,QM Stores,22 SAS 4.3.1974-March 1986
married Anne February 1966 (2 daughters)

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