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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served their country. Memories from friends and colleagues are welcome.

ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR Maj Gen David B Alexander-Sinclair CB 2 May 1927 - 7 Feb 2014

Cdr 1st Armoured Divn, Commandant Staff College Camberley

COWE Lt Col R R F Cowe died 23 April 2014 aged 83

DUNN Lt (Sir) Robin Horace Walford Dunn MC MiD (2) 16 January 1918 - 5 March 2014

Royal Artillery. Dunkirk. Western Desert (wounded) Normandy (wounded). Rhine crossing

FALLE Lt (Sir) Sam Falle KCMG, KCVO, DSC 19 Feb 1919 - 20 Feb 2014

Battle of the Java Sea gunnery officer. Prisoner of Japanese. Political adviser, Aden, 1967

FISHER Major Rev Adrian C P Fisher died 15th April 2014 aged 90

GREGG Colonel Tresham Dames Gregg 7 April 1919 - 17 March 2014

Wounded in defence of Calais 1940, withdrawl from Greece 1941 (wounded), captured in Libya, escaped in Italy 1943, fought with Italian partisans 1944. Twice MiD. Post war army

HEATHCOTE Brig Sir Gilbert Heathcote  Bt CBE died 15th April 2014 aged 100

HOLLINS Rear Admiral Hubert Walker Hollins CB died 31 January 14 aged 90

HOLROYD Air Marshall Sir Frank Holroyd KBE, CB 30 August 1935 - 18 January 2014

MILLARD Robert Millard 1 January 1923 - 15 March 2014

GHQ Auxilliary Unit resistance group, Fleet Air Arm attack on Tirpitz

SPRACKLING Maj Gen Ian Oliver John Sprackling OBE 3 Oct 1936- 28 March 2014

Royal Corp of Signals.  Singapore, Germany, Dofar

STRAWSON Maj Gen John Michael Strawson CB CBE 1 Jan 1921 - 21 Feb 14

Western Desert, Italy, River Po. North Borneo. Chief of Staff HW UK Land Forces

TURNER Flyg Officer (Sir) Colin William Carstairs Turner CBE, DFC 4 Jan 1922 - 21 March 2014

Navigator 223 Sqn. Desert Air Force North Africa, Sicily. Invalided out after crash near Durham 1944. Fundraiser RAF Association

SUTCLIFFE Col Patrick Malcolm Brogden Sutcliffe CBE, TD,DL died 31st January 2014 aged 91

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In the service of our country.

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