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Tribute to the FOUNDING FATHER

W. MAURICE BROWN 1910-1975

William Maurice Brown. T. Colone, Squadron leader, recipient of Britain’s Order of British Empire, Observer (Extra Ordinary) of the United Nations, New Zealand Government Minister, mountain climber, shooter, boxer, rigger, cricketer, teacher administrator, builder, humanist, internationalist was the chief architect of cadet colleges in the country, The long time Principal of Faujdarhat Cadet College has left his disciples for eternal peace but his legend will continue to live. Long live father Brown.

William Maurice

Principal Brown was born in 1910. He spent his school days in Waikato province. In 1930, after achieving teaching diploma from Auckland Teacher’s Training Collegs and degree in history form Auckland University College, he served in various schools & colleges there. He was commissioned in first Auckland Regiment in 1931. During the war, he joined Royal Air Force and served in India, Malaya, New Zealand. UK. After the war, he joined Royal Air Force as Squadron Leader and later in Royal New Zealand Air force. Then he earned honors degree in Geography specializing in Geomorphology from King’s College, Cambridge University with government scholarship. He also spent some time in Scott Polar Research, studying one of his favorite interests – mountains, snow & ice. Back in his country, in early 50s, he joined university before returning to his old love – army activities overseas.

He served UN as New Zealand Representative and Military observer in UNIMOGIP in Kashmir. Then in Middle East, he was successively the Chairman of Israeli – Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission, for the Un Troops Supervisory Organization in Gaza Strip and later in 1958 as chief Military observer of UN in Lebanon. From there he joined Faujdarhat Cadet College in August, 1958

Under his able leadership for the primary seven years he brought to the college a wealth of wide and varied experience. Through his tireless effort he has guided the college surely, firmly and steadily to its destiny. His contribution starting from the construction of infrastructure of the college to the setting the glorious college traditions will always attach his name. His keen interest & full time guidance of the total development of his cadets proved excellent. He has seen the college through its teething trouble and led it to a high place in educational world. His counseling ended till his students set steady on their career.

At an institute in Dhaka on 25 December 1963, the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal M Ayub Khan, the founder of the college, awarded the Sitara-e-Quadi-e-Azam to Principal Brown. Colonel Brown has given all he had for the development of the college and to the welfare of its Boys. In this great effort, his wife whose interest was beyond normal duties of a Principal’s wife had ably helped him. Mrs. Brown for years has cheerfully done a frll-time voluntary job in college administration office.

We remember colonel & Mrs. Brown with deference and tribute.

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