Thursday, 18 April 2019
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We mark on the next page the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

BLOCK Block 22 June 1932 - 15 January 2019 Volunteer parachutist and interpreter Op Hasty - Italy, Op Dragoon, Greece

COHEN Lt Col Mordaunt Cohen TD DL died 16 March 2019 aged 102

DARWALL Freddie Darwall died 12 March 2019 aged 89 Royal Marines

EVERETT Cdr Peter Joscelyn Everrett OBE RN died 24 March 2019 aged 92

EYRE (later Sir ) Sub Lt Reginald Edwin Eyre RNVR 28 May 1924 - 26 January 2019

FARR (Sir) Charles Blandford Farr CMG 15 July 1959 - 15 February 2019 Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (Home Office) Chairman, Jt Intelligence Committee. One time U K Defence Forum speaker

FIELD Maj Gen Geoffrey William Field CB, CVO, OBE 30 November 1941 - 1 February 2019

Royal Engineers. Falklands. Later Engineer-in-chief and Governor of the Tower of London

HORN Simon Ashley Horn 9 March 1935 - 8 December 2018 National Service Kenya (Mau Mau operations)

KNOCKER Lt Cdr Arthur J S Knocker died 14 March 2019 aged 91

NICHOLAS (Sir) John William Nicholas KCVO, CMG 13 December 1924 - 15 February 2019 Indian Army 7th Raijput Regt Burma. Later diplomat

PRATT Dr David Lynn Pratt CBE 16 August 1924 - 13 Marh 2019 

Royal Engineer "Hobart's Funnies" Juno beach D-Day . Eventually commanding PoW camp. Later Fuchs Trans Antarctic Exhibition

ROBINS Lt Col Walter Robins OBE died 3 April 2019 aged 89. Duke of Wellington's Regt

SEABROOK Col Peter William George Seabrook died 3 April 2019 aged 91 Royal Artillery

TADMAN Col John Tadman died 12 March 2019 aged 85 Royal Anglian Regt

THORNELOE Major John Thorneloe RA died 4 April 2019 aged 96

WILSON Albert 'Tug' Wilson Born March 1924 died 11 February 2019 aged 94 

Last survivor of Op Deadstick - the capture of Pegasus Bridge of D-Day MiD Later Suffolk Regt India (Partition) 

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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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