Fermor Patrick ‘Paddy’ Leigh

NAME Leigh Fermor Patrick Michael
RANK IN GREECE & CRETE

Lt;  Capt;  Major

ON DEMOB

Major

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE (& ALBANIA)

Intelligence Corps

IN CRETE

Intelligence Corps  &

Special Operations Executive

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE (& ALBANIA)

7 Jan – 1 May 1941

IN CRETE

(i)               4 May 41 – 29 May 41

(ii)              23 June 42 – 24 Sep 43

(iii)             4 Feb 44 – 14 May 44

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Caique to Crete (i)               HMS Orion to Alex

(ii)              Caique with Italian Gen Carta

(iii)       Motor launch with German General Kreipe

POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

1      Operated & liaised with Cretan Resistance units, 1942-44, see “Ill Met by Moonlight”

2      Honorary Citizen & Freedom of Kalamata

3      Patron of the Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaigns

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