Comex 2: The 1967 Commonwealth Expedition to India

Alumni and staff who were at Durham in 1967 will remember that the Durham coach, one of 11 based on UK universities on this overland expedition to India, was involved in a tragic accident in Yugoslavia on the return journey in which 14 students died. Their deaths stunned the universities and colleges involved, Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

This year, the 50th anniversary of Comex 2, the survivors of the Durham coach held a reunion organised by the University which was later followed by a Memorial Service in Durham Cathedral on 30 September, the exact date of the tragedy. This was attended by relatives and friends of those who died and representatives of other Comex coaches as well as 10 from the Durham coach. You can read about the Memorial Service and the reunion along with photos taken on the expedition at this website:

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