The Transylvania Times -

WWII British Sailor Honored By Local Veterans

 

August 13, 2018

Transylvania County Honor Guard stood at attention throughout the service.

On Saturday, July 21, the Transylvania County Honor Guard recognized a veteran of WWII at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was somber, moving and unusual in two respects. First, it was performed in Henderson County, and second, the veteran being honored had been a member of the British Royal Navy.

Douglas Davidson was born in 1925 in Airdrie, Scotland. In 1942, at age 16, he joined the British Royal Navy and served in WWII aboard the destroyer HMS Opportune. During the war, the Opportune served with great distinction, escorting Allied Russian ships to the Soviet Union thro...



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