‘Spirit of pa­tience and for­ti­tude’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

As well as fam­ily pho­to­graphs, Mrs Powney has a plaque which was pre­sented to her fa­ther when he was re­leased from the POW camp.

It reads: “In com­mem­o­ra­tion of ser­vices ren­dered to his coun­try by K F Tan­ton who was cap­tured by the Ger­mans on 26.9.17 and re­mained a pris­oner of war in Ger­many un­til 27.11.18 when he was repa­tri­ated.

“Bri­tish Pris­on­ers of War showed in cap­tiv­ity a spirit of pa­tience and for­ti­tude which up­held the finest tra­di­tions of their race.”

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