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Scores of people turn out for Solihull war hero's funeral

Solihull Editorial 19th Mar, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SCORES of people turned out to lay Solihull war hero Ken Trueman to rest.

These pictures depict the poignant ceremony held at the Robin Hood Crematorium, on Streetsbrook Rd, on Saturday.

Family, friends and members of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Force Association attended the service which honoured the 93-year-old’s extraordinary life.

Mr Trueman was a flight navigator with the 640 Squadron during World War Two when his plane was shot down, leaving him stranded and hiding from Germans in a Belgian forest, living on rotten potatoes.

The Observer published a story on his incredible life on March 3 which followed a campaign led by the borough’s former mayor Joe Tildsley.

Mr Tildsley met with Mr Trueman when he was alive to organised for a Solihull road to be named after him in his memory.

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