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inmemoriam

Obituaries published in The Times of London and elsewhere

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Leach GCB 18 November 1923 - 26 April 2011
The "saviour of the Navy" who told the Prime mInister a Task Force could be sent to retake the Falkland Islands

Lt Tulbahadur Pun VC 23 March 1923 - 20 April 2011

Gurkha who single handedly attacked and routed a Japanese position at Mogaung, Burma, later serving in Malaysian Emergency

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In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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