Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is saddened to learn of the death of a former President of the College, Colonel Peter Storie-Pugh CBE MC FRCVS.
Colonel Storie-Pugh attended the University of Cambridge until 1939, when war and military service interrupted his studies. He took part in the Dunkirk evacuation and, following a number of successful escape attempts from German imprisonment, was incarcerated in Colditz for the remainder of the war. He was awarded the Military Cross and, later, an MBE for his military actions. After the war he resumed his veterinary education, graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 1948 to pursue a lifelong interest in farm animal practice.
From 1956-1984, he served as a member of RCVS Council and was President from 1977-1978. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1975.
He was twice President of the British Veterinary Association, and a founder of the Federation of Veterinarians of the EEC (now called the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe), serving from 1975-1979 as its President. In 1981, he was awarded a CBE relating to his veterinary achievements.
"The College is saddened by the death of this brave man and outstanding veterinary surgeon," says RCVS President Jerry Davies. "In particular, his work in setting up what is now the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe continues to be of great value today. Our thoughts are with his family."
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