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We mark the recent passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome

ANCKORN Fergus Gordon Anckorn 10 December 1918 - 22 March 2018

118 Field Regt RA. Captured 1942 Singapore. Burma railway. Later Magic Circle

ANSON Rear Adm Sir Peter Anson Bt CB DL died 17th April 2018 aged 93

ATKINSON Lt (William) Reay Atkinson RN CB 15 March 1926 - 12 February 2018

Able seaman Atlantic and Arctic convoys. Officer D-Day, Op Infatuate. Later DTI Director NE England

BAUER Franck Bauer 2 July 1918 - 6 April 2018 Evacuated from Bordeaux. Joined Free French.Wartime broadcaster Radio Londres and French army radio after Normandy landings

BRYAN Captain Gerald Jackson Bryan CMG, CVO, OBE, MC 2 April 1922 - 21 March 2018

Royal Engineer volunteer Commando.Layforce- Lebanon. Wounded and captured on Litani River (MC) Partial leg amputation. Joined SOE after repatriation (Dir Scientific Research) Colonial Service

CORMACK Lt Col John Napier Cormack MBE, MC died 9the April 2018 aged 90

COCKRAM Lt Col John Michael Cockram died 3rd April 2018

DUFFIELD Capt Richard Measham Duffield RN died 2 April 2018

FORBES-COCKELL Major Iain Seton Forbes-Cockell 11 August 1952 - 3 March 2018 Life Guards Germany, N Ireland, Cyprus

FREWER Cdr Kenneth David Frewer OBE RN 8 April 1930 -  23 March 2018

First commander HMS Resolution. Served on HMS Belfast Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan. i/c HMS Artemis, HMS Andrew in the Gulf

HARRISON Captain John Robert Harrison RN died 17 March 2018 Submariner. National Radiological Protection Board

LE CHEMINANT Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter de Lacey Le Cheminant GBE, KCB, DFC & Bar died 8 April 2018. Finally DCDS

LUCAS Sqn Ldr Bill (William) Ernest Lucas DFC 16 January 1917 - 22 March 2018

RAF bomber pilot 81 missions Dresden, Essen, Bremen, Cologne (first 1000 bomber raid) Mosquitoes over Berlin. 5000m 1948 Olympics - lost to Zatopek

MASLEN-JONES Captain Ted (Edward) Walter Maslen-Jones MC, DFC 11 October 1919 - 16 March 2018

Royal Artillery. Observation pilot 14th Army Burma. Battle of Admin Box DFC Monywa entry to Rangoon MC

MACGILLVRAY Captain Ian Stewart MacGillvray RN died 18th April 2018 aged 90

PILLEAU Major David Menus Gerald Pilleau RA died 17 March 2018

SHELLEY Major Andrew Thomas Rupert Shelley died 3rd April 2018


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British military casualties - Editorial policy

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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