William Fairbairn – Died (75)

William E. Fairbairn
February 28, 1885 – June 20, 1960 (75)

  • 1901 – British Royal Marine
  • Police Officer
  • 1907 – Shanghai Police during the interwar period
  • 1941 – Trained allied special forces during World War II
  • Received the U.S. Legion of Merit (Officer grade)
    at the request of OSS-founder “Wild Bill” Donovan
  • 1951 – Firearms Instructor

Developed hand-to-hand combat methods
1926 – Created his own fighting system known as Defendu
included innovative pistol shooting techniques

 

1941 – Developed the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

William Fairbairn – Died (75)

William E. Fairbairn
February 28, 1885 – June 20, 1960 (75)

  • 1901 – British Royal Marine
  • Police Officer
  • 1907 – Shanghai Police during the interwar period
  • 1941 – Trained allied special forces during World War II
  • Received the U.S. Legion of Merit (Officer grade)
    at the request of OSS-founder “Wild Bill” Donovan
  • 1951 – Firearms Instructor

Developed hand-to-hand combat methods
1926 – Created his own fighting system known as Defendu
included innovative pistol shooting techniques

 

1941 – Developed the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

William Fairbairn – Died (75)

William E. Fairbairn
February 28, 1885 – June 20, 1960 (75)

  • 1901 – British Royal Marine
  • Police Officer
  • 1907 – Shanghai Police during the interwar period
  • 1941 – Trained allied special forces during World War II
  • Received the U.S. Legion of Merit (Officer grade)
    at the request of OSS-founder “Wild Bill” Donovan
  • 1951 – Firearms Instructor

Developed hand-to-hand combat methods
1926 – Created his own fighting system known as Defendu
included innovative pistol shooting techniques

 

1941 – Developed the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife

BLADE Show 2019

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