Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE TD DL
Piers Storie-Pugh served in the Regulars Army and Territorial Army for 30 years. He commanded the 6th/7th Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment and was Deputy Commander 2nd Infantry Brigade in the rank of Full Colonel. He was appointed ADC to HM The Queen 1997-2000 and was the Reserve Forces representative on the Control Board of the Army Benevolent Fund 1992-1996.
From 2011 to 2016, Piers was the Chief Executive of The Not Forgotten Association and has a huge involvement with many other organisations particularly concerned with battlefield guides. Piers set up Remembrance Travel in 1985 for The Royal British Legion and the Ministry of Defence and ran it for nearly quarter of a century. He organised tours to all parts of the world for relatives and veterans. In 2000 he assisted in the setting up and running of a special programme of tours to The Great War and Normandy for army recruits. Since 1985 he has been guiding groups of school children around the battlefields. He has led parties to Arnhem, Normandy, The Somme, Ypres, Berlin and Cassino and is a recognised expert in war cemeteries and memorials on the battlefields abroad.
In addition Piers wrote the blue-print and much of the detail for the MOD and The Big Lottery initiatives Heroes Return WW2 (Veterans) and Their Past Your Future (Students).
He is co-Chairman of The Thiepval Educational Project on The Somme and contributed to the excellent book Somme 90. He was, in part, the brain-child behind the idea to build a Centre at Thiepval.
Piers has made six DVD films on subjects such as Escaping from Colditz, Chindit Commander, Chindits Return, Return to Arakan, Chindit Operation and When You Go Home (about the war cemeteries worldwide).
Piers was awarded the MBE (mil) for services to The Army and the OBE (civ) for services to The Royal British Legion.