Obituary Sir Colin William Carstairs Turner, CBE, DFC

CFCC Vice President, Sir Colin William Carstairs Turner, CBE, DFC (born 4 January 1922; died 21 March 2014) passed away peacefully at home in West Runton, Norfolk.

He leaves his widow Evelyn (Lady Turner), daughter Susan, sons Anthony, Nigel, Christopher, 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

The son of the late Colin C.W. Turner, he was educated at Highgate School. A businessman and Conservative Party politician.

Chairman and President of The Colin Turner Group (International Media Representatives - founded 1927)

Served in World War II with the Royal Air Force, 223 Squadron; Desert Air Force, N. Africa, 1942-44; commissioned, 1943; invalided out as Flying Officer, 1945 after air crash.

Conservative Member of Parliament for Woolwich West from 1959 until 1964.

Enfield Borough Council, Member 1956-58;

Member of National Executive of Conservative Party, 1946-53, 1968-73, 1976-82;

Enfield North Conservative Association, Chairman 1979-84, President 1984-93;

North Norfolk Conservative Association, President 1996-99;

Conservative European Constituency Council, London North, Chairman 1984-89;

Conservative Commonwealth and Overseas Council, Dep Chairman 1975, Chairman 1976-82;

Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council, Vice President 1985-2014.

Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA): 223 Squadron Association, Chairman 1975-93;

RAFA Enfield Branch, Chairman 1979-93;

Sheringham and District Branch, Chairman 1994-99, President 2000-09;

Media: Overseas Press and Media Association, President 1965-67, Hon Secretary. 1967, Hon. Treasurer 1974-82, Life President 1982; Overseas Media Guide, Editor 1968, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74;

Commonwealth Press Union, Chairman PR Committee 1970-87;

Old Cholmeleian Society (Highgate School former pupils association) President 1985-86,

Editor of The Cholmeleian, 1982-95.