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Very sad news: Sgt Don Turner XXI Indep Para Coy

Article about: Last night I had a phone call to say my friend Don passed away yesterday. I had known Don for 13 years. We met in Arnhem. He always had a glint in his eye and a ready smile. I have the honou

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    Default Very sad news: Sgt Don Turner XXI Indep Para Coy

    Last night I had a phone call to say my friend Don passed away yesterday.

    I had known Don for 13 years. We met in Arnhem. He always had a glint in his eye and a ready smile.

    I have the honour of having several items of Don's in my collection.

    Don volunteered for the Army in 1939 and was with the Royal West Kent's. He volunteered for the Parachute Regt in 1942 and joined the Company directly being "cherry picked" straight from training by the CO Major Lander.

    He fought in North Africa, Italy, Arnhem, Norway, and Palestine. He stayed in the Army until 1950.

    He is survived my his wife Olive (married since the war) and daughter Janet.

    Don told me many stories over the years. He always spoke open and frankly. I will add some of these in the coming weeks once I feel up to it.

    RIP Don. It was an honour to have known you and called you a friend.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    They dont make them like that anymore...it would be great if you shared some of those stories.

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    My condolances to his family and his friends.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Its sad when friends and family die my grandad who joined the RAF in 1945 died when I was 4 so that was 8 years ago now, I never got to hear his stories . You looked like really good friends too.
    Lest We forget
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    Lest We Forget .

    Greg

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    Very sad Ade another gone from such a brave generation,my condolences to all..............
    With Regards Jake.

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    Utrinque Paratus.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Another one gone, Lest We Forget.

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    At every passing year, those who served grow smaller in number. It up to the living to make sure their sacrifice is never forgotten. Sgt Don Turner, I salute you and thank you for your service to your country all those years ago.

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    R.i.p

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