Belfast Telegraph

Ace's family deserve praise for battle to honour him

Editor's Viewpoint

Even though the Second World War ended so long ago, the stories of enormous personal courage still keep coming to us through the mists of history.

One such story is that of the former RAF ace Squadron Leader Robert 'Paddy' Turkington from Lurgan, who died in 1945 in a freak accident after shooting down 11 German planes on active combat.

He was awarded several war medals for his gallantry, and these are being sold by his relatives to draw more attention to his extraordinary achievements.

What a wonderful man he must have been, and his family deserve credit for keeping his memory alive.

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