Sir Winston Churchill, the ‘greatest Briton’ died 50 years ago. Vernon Corea held him in high esteem. He had books on Winston Churchill in his library at 5 Maha Nuge Gardens and bought his children a comic book detailing the life of Winston – it was an Eagle comic book sold in Colombo.
The only Corea to meet Sir Winston Churchill was Vernon’s uncle, Sir Claude Corea.
Here is a rare film report from PATHE NEWS in the United Kingdom showing Vernon Corea’s uncle, Sir Claude Corea who was High Commissioner of Ceylon in London with the Prime Minister of Ceylon, Sir John Kotelawala at 10 Downing Street with the Prime Minister of Great Britain Sir Winston Churchill. Many Commonwealth Prime Ministers attended the high level meeting at 10 Downing Street including the Prime Minister of India Pandit Nehru.
The British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill was 80 years old at the time of his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ceylon Sir John Kotelawala and Vernon’s uncle, Sir Claude Corea.
The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill – 50 years ago: