Skip to comments.War hero's funeral plea attracts hundreds
Posted on 11/11/2013 3:12:51 AM PST by UKrepublican
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the funeral of a war veteran they never knew after he died with no close friends or relatives around him. Harold Jellicoe Percival helped with the famous Dambusters raids during the Second World War. Mr Percival, who served as ground crew with the RAF's Bomber Command, never married and had no children. The RAF Association has been involved in ensuring that his funeral in Lancashire on Monday is well attended. Mr Percival, who lived in Penge, south London before joining the RAF, died last month aged 99 at a nursing home in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
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So sad that is had to come to an appeal for people to attend this heroes funeral but glad that it has sparked such an outpouring.
No doubt his reception party in Heaven is being very well attended.
It wasn’t that far from where I lived, so I went. There were a couple of USAF guys who turned up to pay their respects as well.