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ON October 20, Peter David Storie-Pugh, MA, PhD, CChem, FRSC, FRCVS, CBE, MC, TD, DL. Dr Storie-Pugh qualified from London in 1948. He was President of the BVA in 1968/69 and 1970/71, and President of the RCVS in 1977/78.
Alastair Porter writes: Peter Storie-Pugh, who died recently at his home in France, was born on November 1, 1919. He was almost predestined to be a veterinary surgeon, since both his father and grandfather were distinguished members of the veterinary profession. However, the early academic prowess which he had shown at Malvern, and as a Foundation Scholar of Queens' College, Cambridge, had to be put on hold with the outbreak of the Second World War.
He was commissioned into the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment and went to France with the British Expeditionary Force in 1940. He was badly wounded at Doullens during the desperate days of the withdrawal to Dunkirk and was subsequently awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in that action. He was, however, taken prisoner. He was sent to Spangenberg prisoner-of-war (POW) camp, from which he escaped, only to be recaptured and sent to Colditz Castle in Saxony in November 1940, where he was one of the first …