MILNE, Alan John Mitchell
Born at Marlow in 1922 and educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, and Uppingham. He enlisted in the Army immediately on leaving school in 1939 and served first in the Royal Artillery and then in the Commandos. It was when leading a bridgehead commando in Germany in the spring of 1945 that he was hit by a sniper's bullet which blinded him .
After receiving training for the blind at St Dunstan's, he became a student in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. He completed the undergraduate course in 1949 and went on to research for a PhD, which he gained in 1952. Lecturer, Queen's University, Belfast 1956- 65, Reader 1965-73, Professor of Social Philosophy 1973-75; Professor of Political Theory and Institutions, Durham University 1975-87 .