|NAME||Harrison OBE MC BEM||Edgar Charles|
R Sigs, MI6 Section VIII Special Comms Unit, also ISLD (Inter Services Liaison Department)
Sep 1940 – 29 April 1941 (Greece)
May 1941 (Crete)
|METHOD OF DEPARTURE
|Escaped by boat from Kalamata, rescued by HMS Kandahar. Taken off Crete by RN Operation|
|IN OCCUPIED EUROPE
Gave oration at Kalamata Commemorations
Died November 2005
Source: Widow Florence Harrison (died March 2014) and Edgar’s biographer Geoffrey Pidgeon
Summary of Decorations
British Empire Medal (Mil) for gallantry at Kalamata
Military Cross for conspicuous service in Yugoslavia
MBE in 1958 for service to communications in Moscow
OBE in 1974 for service to Diplomatic Wireless Communications.
Foreign decorations :-
Royal Yugoslavian Order of St. Michael & St.George
Soviet Russian Order of the Red Banner
Greek War Medal.
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