Alfie Martin Press Release

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The picture (left to right) shows Ken Patterson, Past President, Peter Bennett, Friends of Mr Martin and Club President Tom Millar with Mr Alfie Martin

 

 

 

Dunmurry Golf Club recently bestowed Honorary Membership on long time Member Mr Alfie Martin

Mr Martin had a distinguished RAF career in the second world war and this was the topic of conversation at a recent luncheon hosted by Club President Tom Millar

Speaking at the lunch the President paid tribute to Mr Martin’s outstanding public service

In the second world war he served in the RAF 102 squadron and noted amongst his exploits was the a time while flying in a Halifax bomber was shot down over the French-Belgian border on the night of 17th April 1943. He managed to bale out and escaped capture and after many months avoiding capture he arrived in Gibraltar in June 1943 thanks to the help of the French resistance. For his bravery he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

At 96 years old Mr. Martin is still active in many organisations as well as ex-servicemen’s organisations. He is regularly invited to remembrance events as one of the few left from World War 2

When asked about life during the war Mr. Martin said “that he didn’t let the war interrupt his social life”, an attitude which epitomises his attitude to life to this day

 

 

 

 

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