Belfast Telegraph

We owe a debt of gratitude to war heroes like Frank

Editor's Viewpoint

As another WWII hero dies, it is right that we reflect on just how extraordinary those old warriors were. Frank Ferguson flew 80 operations as a navigator, with every mission carrying the threat of death. In those days, the skies were full of enemy planes and anti-aircraft fire.

But it was how he rebuilt his life after the war, by going back to university, forming an civil engineering practice and building railways in Zambia that showed his remarkable resilience and his nature to create after the destruction and horror of conflict. We should never forget the debt we owe to men like Frank Ferguson who created the freedoms we enjoy, but so often abuse, today.

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