"His record can be matched only by those airmen of high endeavour and professional calling, who have devoted their lives and skills to the benefit of the free world, despite adversity and whose contributions have substantially benefited Canadian aviation.”
Percival Stanley Turner emigrated to Collingwood, Ontario and was educated at the University of Toronto. He joined the RCAF Auxiliary Squadron in 1936 and two years later joined the RAF. During his career in the war, Turner transferred to numerous squadrons and eventually became Squadron Leader of No. 145 Squadron at Northern Ireland and transferred to the Desert Air Force in Egypt.
Turner was awarded for his leadership abilities and continued destruction of enemy aircraft. At war's end, he had destroyed 14 hostile aircraft in combat, damaged six others and destroyed aircraft and equipment on the ground. Turner returned to Canada in 1946 and joined the RCAF as head of the Joint Air Training School at Rivers, Manitoba.
Born: 3 Sept 1916, Devon, England
Died: 23 July 1985
Awards: DSO, DFC, CD