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memorial2 nWe mark on the next page the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

AYRES Lt Col Brian William Ayres MBE died 26 May 2019

BEALE Lt Col Karl Saxon Beale MC 12 May 1929 - 12 April 2019 SAS. 1 Bn Q Own Royal West Kent Regt Malaya,MiD, 3 Para Suez, 44 Para Oman later Sultan of Oman i/c special forces

BLOCK Peter Block Legion d'Honneur 22 June 1932 - 15 January 2019 Volunteer parachutist and interpreter Op Hasty - Italy, Op Dragoon South of France August 1944, Greece

BOLT Alan Bolt 1919-2019 Royal Marines, King's Royal Rifle Corps. North Africa, captured, sent to Italy then Stalag IV-B

BUDD Col David John Budd MBE RA died 16 June 2019 aged 89

CLARKE Air Cdre Charles ClarkOBE 25 November 1923 - 7 May 2019 Bomb aimer 619 Sqn Woodall Spa shot down over Black Forest 1944 Stalag Luft III watcher, forger. Long March to Lubeck Later CO RAF Stafford, Palestine, Aden, Malta

Attended U K Defence Forum/APPG for Armed Forces Bomber Command dinner

CLEVELAND-STEVENS Captain Robert (Babby) Cleveland-Stevens Legion d'Honneur 12 July 1919 - 6 March 2019

Welsh Guards (relinquished pacificism when it failed to prevent war) Op Goodwood. First tank to enter Brussels after fastest fighting armoured thrust in history (97 miles 14 hour) Wounded in Germany

COHEN Lt Col Mordaunt Cohen MBE TD DL 16 August 1916 - 18 April 2019 1940 joined TA anti aircarft artillery. 1942 Nigeria later i/c Muslim soldiers fighting Japanese in Burma. Rejoined TA in 1954. Assn of Jewish ex Servicemen

DARWALL Freddie Darwall died 12 March 2019 aged 89 Royal Marines

ENGEL Charles Engel 1921-2019 Jewish refugee 1936. Wartime service Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt Battle of Anzio Jan 1944 Later academic

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

GREEN Brig Duncan Ross Green CBE MC died 21st April 2019 aged 93 10th Gurkha Rifles

GREENHILL Air Cdre John Granger Greenhill died 6 June 2019

GRANT Capt Neil Anthony Douglas Grant RN CBE died 20 April 2019 aged 82

GURDON Brigadier Adam Brampton Douglas Gurdon CB, CBE, DL 4 May 1931 - 22 May 2019 Black Watch

Korea, Battle of the Hook; Kenya - Mau Mau; Chief of Staff, Commonwealth Monitoring Force Rhodesia 1979; Cabinet Office - MoD Falklands Liason

HERBERT Admiral Sir Peter Herbert KCB, OBE 28 February 1929 - 3 May 2019

Submariner; Perisher course HMS Excalibur, first Cdr HMS Valiant (Polaris); flag officer carriers & amphibious; flag officer submarines (Falklands); finally CDS (personnel and logistics) 

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

ISAAC Col Christopher John Isaac died 2nd May 2019 aged 92

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

LEDSOM Robert Kenneth Ledsom RN died 5 April 2019

MACFARLANE Maj General William Thompson (Bill) Macfarlane CB died 14 April 2019 aged 93

MANGLES Major Robert Miller Mangles RE died 18 June 2019 aged 88

MOCATTA Cdr Michael Ernest Mocatta died 22nd March 2019 aged 91

MORTON Rev Mark Morton 22 July 1958 - 2019 Army chaplain Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia

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

O'KELLY Captain EMS (Mike) Kelly RN died 13 April 2019

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

PRICE AVM John Price CBE died 26 April 2019 aged 89

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

SANFORD Bevis Sanford 15 March 1918 - 4 April 2019 King's African Rifles Ethipia and Abyssinia, Later Colonial Serv

SAUVAGE Sqn Ldr Joseph Henri Jean (John) Sauvage OBE, DSO, DFC & Bar 9 February 1919 - 2 April 2019

64 opns with Bomber Command then Transport Command 44 Sqn Hampdens; 100 bomber raids twice; 97 Sqn Pathfinders Lancasters; later D Day Deception "Monty's double) and VIP flight India

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

SUTCLIFFE Brigadier Maurice William Sutcliffe OBE MiD10 October 1922 - 8 April 2019

Wounded with Royal Irish Fusiliers North Africa Op Torch. Army liaison with RAF, flew 12 missions over Europe. SOE parachuted into Croatia to support Resistance. RN helicopters liaison Malaya. After pilot qualification joined newly founded Army Air Corps. Germany. Cdr aviation Army Strategic Command

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

THORNELOE Major John Thorneloe RA died 4 April 2019 aged 96

WALKER Surgeon Vice Adm Alasdair James WalkerCB OBE 22 June 1956 - 1 June 2019 finally surgeon general of the armed forces. HMS Plymouth Falklands - first British warship to enter Port Stanley. Supported Royal Marines Iraq War (Kuwait) Kosovo, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, lessons of Afghanistan

WILKS Brigadier John Barford Wilks RE CBE died 18 April 2019 aged 87

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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