Britain's oldest poppy seller, Ron Jones, has died aged 102. In an interview from 2017, he spoke about his time as a prisoner of war at Auschwitz and the love of his life, Gladys
At 100 years old, Ron Jones should be living a quiet life in his small village near Newport, Wales. But this has been one of the Second World War veteran’s busiest years. He has received two letters from the Queen: one in April when he became a centenarian, and another last week when he was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for service to the community. And, in the process, he has been transformed from a local hero into something of a national celebrity.
Jones has been lauded as Britain’s oldest poppy seller for...
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