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Former SAS paratrooper Ted Green honoured with bench at Talacre Gardens

'It was my dad’s wish that a bench would be placed next to a newly-replaced bench for his friend Roy Shaw'

03 August, 2018 — By Tom Foot

THE son of one of the first SAS paratroopers has marked the first anniversary of his death at a new memorial bench in Talacre Gardens.

Arthur Green said it was one of his dad Ted’s final wishes to have a bench set up next to one commemorating his old friend, former mayor Roy Shaw.

Both were long standing campaigners in Queen’s Crescent and Kentish Town.

Mr Green said: “It is also there as Ted was heavily involved with the neighbourhood association and Talacre park development along with ex-Camden mayor Roy Shaw and Jerry Williams. It was my dad’s wish that a bench would be placed next to a newly-replaced bench for his friend Roy Shaw.”

Ted, a former marine, was one of the first SAS paratroopers, serving in North Africa, Sicily, India, Malaya, Palestine and Northern Ireland. He had lived in Queen’s Crescent from 1950 and worked as a builder, plumber and decorator. The benches are at the Prince of Wales entrance to Talacre.

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