Reginald Turnill

Died aged c. 98

Reginald George Turnill (12 May 1915 – 12 February 2013) was the BBC's aviation (and space) correspondent for twenty years during the beginnings of crewed space exploration and the early jet age in aviation, including the breakthrough in supersonic passenger flight represented by Concorde. He covered NASA's space missions and all the Apollo program moon missions for the BBC. Turnill's connection with the BBC, as a freelance, continued for some years after his official retirement.

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Author broadcaster journalist Reginald Turnill 12-05-1915 - 12-01-2013 lived here 1976-2013 BBC aerospace correspondent

Somerville Lodge, Hillside, Sandgate, United Kingdom where they lived (1976-2013)