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memorial2 nWe mark the passing of those who have served this nation. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

After the death of William Clark (below) it is believed that there is now only one survivor of "The Few" from the Battle of Britain - John Hemingway

ALDWINCKE (nee Helen Lovie Taylor) 26 October 1920 - 24 April 2020 Hut 6 analyst signals traffic Bletchley Park. Co-author official history Later Chevalier Legion d'Honneur

BAILEY Captain David Bailey RN died 1 April 2020 aged 89

BARCKLEY Fl Lt Robert Edward Barcklay DFC 18 November 1920 - 29 March 2020 MiD twice Evacuated from Dunkirk 1940 Volunteered to transfered to RAF, trained as pilot 3 Sqn Hurricanes (air cover Dieppe raid) and Typhoons Shot down 12 V1 flying bombs (inc first) Shot down over France, Comet Line back to UK

BARNES (later Sir) James David Francis Barnes 4 March 1936 - 4 March 2020 National Service Royal Artillery battery commander Malaya

BEAZLEY Cdr Peter Bryan Beazley OBE died 6 April 2020 aged 94

BERESFORD (later Lord) Major Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford16 June 1934 - 18 March 2020 Royal Horse Guards. Cyprus. Borneo. R Sqn 22 SAS (Territorial) Later equestriansim

BOWMER Trevor Bowmer RN died 14 April 2020 aged 70

BROOKE Lt Col Thomas Christopher Peter Brooke died 14 May 2020 aged 81

BROWN Admiral Sir Brian Thomas Brown KCB, CBE 31 August 1934 - 27 April 2020 HMS Unicorn Korean war RNAS 898 Sea Hawk HMS Eagle 848 Sqn helicopters HMS Bulwark Kuwait, off malaysia HMS Tiger Far East . Falklands logistics miracle. Second Sea Lord (Chief of Naval Personnel - persuaded RN to send women to sea)

BRYANS Cdr Patrick Bryans died 3 April 2020 aged 86

CLARK Fl Lt William Terence Montague 'Terry' Clark DFM AE 11 April 1919 - 7 May 2020 Auxiliary Air Force voluinteer March 1938, RAF VR 1949-1954 219 Sqn Blenheim air gunner and navigator as Sgt. Reroled as night fighter. Several "victories" Commissioned into 488 Sqn. Air controller North Weald Sector. Later shot down Ju 188 over Normandy beach head

COOKE-PRIEST Rear Adm Colin Herbert Dickinson (Cooke) Priest 17 March 1939 - 6 April 2020 Observer, Fleet Air Arm. 814 Sqn HMS Albion , HMS Victorious. 824 Sqn HMS Ark Royal. Cdr HMS Plymouth, HMS Berwick HMS Boxer HMS Brilliant. Head of Fleet Air Arm

CORRIN Michael Lawson Corrin 2 April 1934- 2 April 2020 Korean War veteran

DOBBS Lt Cdr Michael Conway Dobbs died 27 April 2020 aged 95

FELICE Captain John Felice RNR died 29 April 2020 aged 96

HALL Col Michael Drummond Hall OBE GM died 26 April 2020 aged 81. RAOC

HAWKINS Fl Lt Desmond hawkins DFC 23 November 1922 - 26 April 2020 .  Lancaster Navigator 44 Sqn 26 raids over NW Europe 630 Sqn  625 Sqn 16 missions, finally  food drop over Netherlands. 

HENDERSON (later BURY) Anne Scott Bury MBE WRAF

JONES Captain Michael Jones MVO RN 1930-2020 Korea, Aden, HMS Albion (India, Africa) later taught Prince Chalres and Princess Anne to sail

JONES Lt Col Nick Jones died 30 April 2020 aged 84 Royal Artillery

KUTI Captain Adekunie Harrison Kui died 28 March 2020 aged 78

MORRIS Rear Adm Roger Olive Morris CB died 18 April 2020 aged 87 Chief Hydrographer RN

OHLENSCHLAGER Brigadier Richrad Ohlenschlager died 25 April 2020 aged 95

PIGOTT Lt Gen Sir Anthony David Pigott KCB, CBE 23 December 1944 - 19 March 2020 RE. Apollo moon programme, Germany, N Ireland, British Honduras, MA to VCGS Falklands, ARRC, Cdt Camberley, DCDS

RAMSDEN James 1 November 1923 - 29 March 2020 Rifle Brigade N W Europe MiD later MP and briefly Sec of State for War, Minister of State for the Army

READ Petty Officer Leonard Ernest Read QPM 31 March 1925 - 7 April 2020 Royal Navy 1943-46 later Detective Chief Inspector 'Nipper' Read, Metropolitan Police murder squad detective and national co-ordinator of regional crime squads

ROBERTSON Cdr Frederick James 'Rusty' Robertson OBE died 18 April 2020 aged 88

SINCLAIR Maj Gen G B Gus Sinclair  CB, CBE died 17 May 2020 

STEFF-LANGSTON Gp Capt John Anthony Steff-Langston MBE died 5 May 2002 aged 93. CO RAF Northolt. New Zealand

STEVENS (Flt Lt?) Sydney George "Stevie" Stevens DFC, AE* died 11 April 2020 aged 98. Lancaster pilot 1943 28 missions NW Europe, Turin 57 Sqn Berlin airlift (reservist)

STEWART Major Ian Hamilton Stewart died 11 April 2020 aged 74 Gurkha Transport Corps, RLC, Intelligence Corps

SUMMERS-SMITH Captain (James) Denis Summers-Smith 25 October 1920 - 5 May 2020 Captain, Intelligence officer 9th Cameronians. D-Day wave 2 Wounded and invalided home Falaise August 44

TOPP Air Cdre Roger Topp 14 May 1923 - 6 March 2020 Horsa pilot Rhine crossing . 98 Sqn Mosquito CO 111 Sqn Hunters. Aerobatics. Later development

TUCKER Wing Cdr John Ralph (Tom) Tucker died 17 April 2020 aged 90

WESTON Lt Col John Culpepper Weston MC Royal Marines 11 April 1928 - 27 March 2020  Wounded at Suez (thereafter saluted left handed) Malta, Cyprus c.o. C Company 40 Commando Op Claret, Op Stonehouse under fre (MC) Malaysia , Quantico

WIGLEY Raphael George Wigley died 1st April 2020 aged 91. RAF pilot

WILKINS Roger John Wilkins died 14 April 2020 Nos 1, 2(AC), 43 and 63 sqns Aden, Germany

WOOD Lt Cdr Anthony Hugo Wood died 4 April 2020 aged 86

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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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