Lt Col George Frank Norman Reddaway, MBE, CBE

Lt Col George Frank Norman Reddaway, MBE, CBE

Male 1918 - 1999

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  • Name  Lt Col George Frank Norman Reddaway, MBE, CBE 
    Prefix  Lt Col 
    Suffix  MBE, CBE 
    Born  2 May 1918  Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Education  Obtained a Double First in Modern Languages at King's College, Cambridge University.  
    War  1939 
    Joined as a Private on the outbreak of war. Spent most of the war with GHQ Liaison Regiment, leaving in 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.  
    Event  1946 
    Awarded an MBE for his services during the war. 
    Event  1965 
    Awarded a CBE. 
    Name  He was known as Norman. 
    Occupation  Civil Servant and Diplomat in the Foreign Office. He once alerted his boss to check up on a new recruit, Guy Burgess, who was then swiftly dismissed.  
    Occupation  1974 
    He was Ambassador to Poland from 1974 to 1978.  
    Died  12 Oct 1999  Camden, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6285  Fidgen
    Last Modified  26 Jan 2018 

    Father  William Fiddian Reddaway,   b. 2 Aug 1872, Middleton, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1949, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Kate Waterland Sills,   b. 1881, Ancaster, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1966, Weymouth, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Dec 1906  Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F195  Group Sheet

    Family  Jean Brett,   b. 1923, Edmonton, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Mar 1944  Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Children  Two sons and 3 daughters in total. 
    Children 
     1. John H Reddaway
     2. Helen J Reddaway
     3. Catharine Jane Reddaway
    >4. David Norman Reddaway, KCMG, MBE,   b. 26 Apr 1953, Ottawa, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucy D Reddaway
    Last Modified  9 Mar 2016 
    Family ID  F2573  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Norman & Jean Reddaway
    Norman & Jean Reddaway
    Norman Reddaway as a recent recruit
    Norman Reddaway as a recent recruit
    Lt Col Norman Reddaway
    Lt Col Norman Reddaway

    Documents
    The Reddaways: Britain's Answer to Cambridge's 'Ring of Five' Spies
    The Reddaways: Britain's Answer to Cambridge's 'Ring of Five' Spies
    A somewhat 'tongue in cheek' review of the positive contribution of recent Reddaways who went to Cambridge University.
    See also "Phantom: Uncovering the Secrets of the WW2 Special Forces Unit" By Philip Warner.