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UK media figure Sir Colin Turner dies

Sir Colin Turner CBE DFC, a Conservative member of the United Kingdom Parliament, who had a long business relationship with The Royal Gazette, died on March 21

The London based ‘The Colin Turner Group' represented The Royal Gazette for several decades generating advertising from UK-based advertising clients and agencies.

His son Anthony Turner said: “My father made a number of last requests. He wanted to make sure that a notification was sent to The Royal Gazette with whom he had a long and significant history.

“Colin was extremely proud of all the achievements of The Royal Gazette and I know personally from my own time running the family company that his visits to Bermuda and visits from The Royal Gazette to London were a highlight in his distinguished business career.”

Sir Colin Turner, who died aged 92, had also served as Conservative MP for Woolwich West.

A obituary in The Daily Telegraph reported as an MP, he was “influential in the decision to relocate Covent Garden Market to Nine Elms. His other concrete contribution was the simplification of the law on trade union mergers.

“As secretary of the Conservative backbench air committee, Turner called in 1961 for communist China's admission to the United Nations as the key to peace in south-east Asia, and questioned the need for a British Polaris nuclear submarine fleet.”

Sir Colin edited the Overseas Media Guide from 1968 to 1974, and in 1985 became chairman of Turner Group International, representing newspapers around the Commonwealth.

He was the life president of the Overseas Press Media Association.

He was married to Evelyn Buckard, with whom he had three sons and a daughter.

Sir Colin Turner CBE DFC, who died on March 21

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Published March 31, 2014 at 9:00 am (Updated April 01, 2014 at 9:19 am)

UK media figure Sir Colin Turner dies

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