Friday, 1 April 2016

Tributes are paid at funeral of Albert Joyner, 102, Britain's oldest former Royal Marine

A final emotional farewell has been paid to the country’s oldest surviving former Royal Marine. The village church where he worshipped was packed today for the funeral service of Albert Joyner. Appropriately, among the medals on the ensign-draped coffin was a wreath of poppies. Mr Joyner, who died earlier this month aged 102, had raised thousands of pounds collecting in Keighley for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. His Legion colleagues, former and serving marines and young cadets were present atRiddlesden United Reformed Church to give their comrade a fitting send-off. A guard of honour was formed at the church. Read more Here R.I.P.