Hero Kenneth Gordon dies aged 95

PUBLISHED: 12:44 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 20 April 2010

A SEATON woman has paid tribute to a decorated war hero she cared for until he died two months ago.

A SEATON woman has paid tribute to a decorated war hero she cared for until he died two months ago. Connie Neale, of Harbour Road, said Kenneth Gordon's achievements should be recognised during Remembrance Day. Mr Gordon, who died at the age of 95, served as a Flight Lieutenant navigator in the RAF during World War II. He took part in raids on Germany, the Middle East and Europe and his accolades featured in the London Gazette in 1945, where his "great skill and efficiency" as a navigator was praised. Mrs Neale said: "He was a perfect gentleman. He spoke about the war, how he was glad to serve and happy because England won. He was very patriotic. "But he didn't glorify the war. He told how he lost many of his friends. He could never understand how he was so lucky." Despite his war successes, at the end Mr Gordon was left injured, invalided and suffered a long period of illness. He battled with multiple sclerosis but enjoyed a career as an accountant in British Film Studios.


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