Sqn Ldr Colin Crann

Very, very sad to report that “Col” has lost his fight with Covid19.

I can’t recall which year I first met Col at Bisley (it’s a loooong time ago), but I do remember his fantastic sense of humour & his incredible devotion to cadets, especially for shooting.

I’ve got a picture of him somewhere with the rescue owl that he used to bring along!

The cadet shooting world has lost a fantastic person. :cry:

Raising a drink to his memory.

Do you have that photo? I met a few sqn ldrs at Bisley but never caught their names. My condolences to his friends and family

Page 49, group picture, far left I believe

a very sad loss he was a top bloke - RIP

Better picture.

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A huge loss to Durham/Northumberland Wing. I have known Colin since 2003 when I moved up to the North East - he was my Sector Commander at one point and supported me through a new HQ build process.

This photo came about because there had been a mistake with an ammunition order for a camp of 120 cadets and 50+ staff at Warcop. We had no ammo delivered and we were in a real fix. In true Colin style, he rang his mate at the ACF and managed to blag 23,000 rounds to support the camp - the joke was that Colin had saved Christmas.


I knew Colin for over 25 years and although he was based in the south of our wing, Colin’s presence was felt all the way to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north of it!
I believe Colin was an AWO and got commissioned to be able to assist the cadets in a bigger capacity… He could be brusque at times but it was always justified by peoples actions! The times I worked with or interfaced with Colin I was always impressed by him and the respect he got from cadets & staff… We have lost another Durham/Northumberland stalwart… RIP Colin, there is a pint on the bar for you mate!

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