Temperamental SAS squadron commander and kidnap response expert who won an MC after a hair-raising firefight
Seeking adventure during the six-week summer break from Sandhurst, Arish Turle acquired a Foreign Legion uniform in Paris and joined a draft destined for Algeria. Challenged by an officer who did not recognise him, Turle gave his name. When asked, “Any relation to Rear-Admiral Turle?” he replied: “Ah, oui, mon commandant, he is my father.
Harry Noel Leslie Renton, who served as a platoon commander with “C” Company of the 9th (Service) Battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps, was aged 20 when he was killed near Hooge on 30 July 1915. The son of James Henry and Louise Renton, who lived at Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire, Lieutenant Renton is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. An obituary for him was published in The Bedfordshire Times and Independent on 6 August 1915:
The Forgotten Truce of 1915….We all know of the 1914 Christmas Truce as it was published in newspapers at the time, but the 1915 version lay hidden for almost 100 years.
The Memorial Chair Our first mission was completed in 2015, this was the installation of a Memorial Chair which was installed in the former barracks […]
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Every Green Jacket I know holds this city in high esteem, our second home. We were all so young, yet this city is the one we remember best…