Leo John Newton-Coleman



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Sgt Leo John Newton Coleman


It is with great sadness that I inform the wider Army Aviation family of the recent death of Sergeant Leo John Newton (Johnny) Coleman

on the 15th January 2015, a veteran of the Glider Pilot Regiment. Sgt Johnny Coleman served in the Glider Pilot Regiment and was

involved in Operation Mallard. The landing zone on the day was the River Orme and canal; he acted as second Horsa pilot to

Cyril Lyne.  Operation Mallard was the codename for an airborne forces operation which was conducted on 6th June 1944 as part of

the Normandy landings.


Sgt Johnny Coleman’s funeral took place on 2nd February 2015. Our thoughts are with the family.


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