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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country in its armed forces. Contributions from comrades and families welcome, plus requests for inclusion

ALLSUP Eric Logan Allsup MC died 28 March 2016

CAIRNS Montagu (Monty) William McDonald died 16th April 2016 aged 88 Royal Leics Regt

CARR 'Nutty' Alan James Carr RN died 6th April 2016 aged 85

DAVIES Sgt Barry Davies BEM 22 November 1944-18 April 2016

Welsh Guards, 22 SAS. Mogadishu hostage rescue

FREER Lt Cdr George Bryant Dudley Freer died 19th April 2016 aged 90

GAUCHER Lt Jeanette Gaucher GM (US DSC, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre) nee Guyot 26 Feb 1919 - 10 April 2016

Reister, inc escape network. De Gaulle's London HQ. OSS operative. Op Sussex. Parachuted into France 1944, set up drop zones for Resistance supplies

HARMS Col RodneyMalcolm Harms MC 4 March 1929 - 6 April 2016

Korean War trench assault; Battle of the Hook; Brigade Intelligence Officer Duke of Wellington's Regt; Libya, Aden, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi; N Ireland; NATO

HOOKINGS Eric William Hookings died 21st April 2016 aged 95 619 Sqn

KETTLEWELL Dame Marion Mildred Kettlewell DBE 20 February 1914 - 11 April 2016

Supported assembly of landing craft for D-Day; the "Supersonic Superintendent"; later Director WRNS (one-two star equivalent)

McGWIRE Cdr Michael McGwire OBE died 26 March 2016 aged 91

McKELVIE Sqn Ldr Alistair Sincalir McKelvie MBE died 6 March 2016 aged 80

MINERS Trevor Miners 14 Jan 1927 - 4 April 2016 Home Guard Auxiliary Company, Perranporth

MUNRO Lt Col Hector Patrick (Pat) Munro died 5 April 2016 aged 90

OSBORNE George Sidney Osborne died 11th April 2016 aged 90. RAF officer World War II

SPARROW Captain Benjamin William Sparrow died 3 April 2016 aged 92

RAMSAY Col George Patrick Maule Ramsay died 11th April 2016 aged 93 Scots Guards

RATCLIFF Wing Cdr Leonard Fitch Ratcliff DSO, DFC, AFC, Legion d'Honneur , Croix de Guerre died 1 April 2016 aged 96

RIDLEY Brig Nicholas John Ridley OBE died 20 April 2016 aged 75. Queen's Own Highlanders.

Borneo 1960's; Northern Ireland C.O. QOH after Warrenpoint;54 Infantry Brigade; senior military director of studies Defence Academy

THURSBY-PELHAM Brigadier (Melvyn) Christoper Thursby-Pelham OBE died 24 April 2016 aged 95 Welsh Guards

YOUNG Major Stuart Graham Young died 2nd April 2016

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0 #1 Tom Ormond 2016-04-30 10:02
RIDLEY, BRIGADIER NICHOLAS JOHN RIDLEY OBE
25 March 1941 – 20 April 2016

My uncle Nick Ridley was commissioned into the Queens Own Highlanders in 1962 and saw service in Singapore, Berlin, the British army of the Rhine, Northern Ireland, and the Falkland islands. He commanded the 1st Battalion from 1982 until 1984 when it was both stationed on Salisbury plain and was the first garrison on the Falkland Islands after the Argentinean invasion in 1982. He was subsequently a brigade commander and was awarded the OBE.
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