MCpl Alan Rodney Turner, CD (Ret'd)

    •  Firefighter Alan Rodney Turner
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    •  Firefighter Alan Rodney Turner

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Alan Rodney Turner, CD (Ret'd) on 22 March 2011 quietly at home in Belleville ON in his 90th year.  Alan was a veteran of World War II who served as an Able Seaman in the Canadian Navy aboard HMCS Nene on the Murmansk Run and served a post-war career with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Alan was born in Vancouver BC and lived in Edmonton AB and Toronto ON before he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940. He served aboard HMCS Nene on the Murmansk Run and was discharged in 1945 at Victoria BC. Al subsequently joined the Weather Ship Service in 1946 where he served on board the CGS Stonetown for one year. Al then joined the Oak Bay Fire Department in 1947 for three years and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a firefighter. He was stationed at Clinton ON, Claresholm AB and Winnipeg MB, where he remustered to Mobile Support Equipment Operator with Base Transportation. He then served at Goose Bay NFL and, finally, Trenton ON where he retired in 1972 at the age of 50. During his postings at Goose Bay and Trenton he acted as minor sports convenor.

    Following his retirement in 1972 Al obtained a position with General Bakeries at their depot in Belleville ON and retired as manager at age 65. Al was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Army and Navy Veterans. In 1985 Al and his wife Marg were instrumental in organizing the first reunion of  HMCS Nene’s crewmembers. {khApr2020}