July 21, 2014

Pay Respects To RAF Gunner (Updated & Bumped)

UPDATE: I thought an update about this story was due. Hundreds of people showed for the funeral, including veterans from Sidney's old unit, current and former RAF service men and women.

Some pictures from the funeral below the fold.

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I don't know how many UK readers we have, but if any are in or near St. Annes in Lancashire, please consider spending a part of your day on July 4th paying respect to a WWII war hero.

From The Independent:

A recently deceased RAF veteran will have hardly any attendees at his funeral, an undertaker has said, as he makes a public appeal for mourners.

Sidney Marshall, 90, who took part in the D-Day landings serving as a flight sergeant, passed away on 16 June at his home in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

With no relatives living locally and a wife, Elizabeth, who died last year, undertaker Eddie Jacobs, 72, is concerned that Marshall won't get the send-off befitting of a war hero.

This hero from the greatest generation deserves an honorable send off.

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Read more HERE.

By DMartyr at 06:07 PM | Comments |