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Name: TURNER, Samuel Norman

Birth Date: 29 Apr 1903 Rochdale

Death Date: 16 Dec 1957 Kilifi

First Date: 1930

Profession: Farmer, Mweiga 1938; pilot; E. Af. Airways Director

Area: Box 20, Naro Moru, Mnarani Estate Kilifi

Married: In Nyeri 17 Sep 1934 Margaret Lister Hardie

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Fleming, Campling

General Information:

Fleming - An opposition company [to Wilson Airways] had just started up called East African Airways, in which Lord John Carberry and Norman Turner were part of the financial backing. …..
Fleming - At Nyeri we went and stayed with Margot Turner, the wife of Norman Turner who had been one of the East African Airways financiers and directors. Norman was a Squadron-Leader in the RAF by this time, and Margot was running his farm and had made a great success of it. She was a sweet girl, young, tall, very attractive, with a mop of hair, green eyes, and full of life and fun. She was a Kenya-born girl and knew a lot about farming. They had a very attractive bungalow, deep in the virgin forest, built of cedar logs, with cedar-shingled roof. It had a very pretty garden, and a lovely view of Mount Kenya.
Campling - "It was about this time that they heard the news of the death of "Corkscrew" Edwards. He was flying a Gypsy Moth when he buzzed low over a mine to greet some friends and hit the gantry, and that was the end of him. Edwards had joined in a consortium that formed a company known as East African Airways Ltd., and others involved included John Carberry, Dot Lyons and Norman Turner, who was a director.
Campling - 1933 - Kenya's first air force unit as a unit of the KDF - Pilot Officer
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List
Gazette 25 Feb 1958 probate
Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 3 June 1930

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