Keys to Colditz Castle

Keys to courtyard of Colditz Castle
Keys to courtyard of Colditz Castle

These are the keys to the courtyard of Colditz Castle (Oflag IV-C) which were removed by Lieutenant (later Major) Richard Morgan, Royal Ulster Rifles and No.2 Commando in 16 April 1945 after liberation by 3rd Bn. 273 Infantry (Colonel Shaughnessy) 69 Infantry Division (Fighting 69th) United States Army.

Lieutenant Dick Morgan and Lieutenant Corran Purdon MC, Royal Ulster Rifles and No. 12 Commando fought in the ranks of this battalion until evacuated to England.

The keys were presented by the Morgan family, Randsburg, South Africa, November 1999.