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Remembering Ron Jones, Britain's oldest poppy seller and Auschwitz survivor, who has died aged 102

Ron Jones is still selling poppies aged 100 after four decades
Ron Jones, aged 100, is still selling poppies after four decades Credit: Jay Williams 

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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