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Obituaries in The Times of London and elsewhere

The Rev Robin Roe CBE, MC, QHC 11 October 1928 - 15 July 2010
Gallantry under fire in Aden tending dead and wounded. Assistant Chaplain General 1973-1981

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  • KP- ISIS leader responsible for recent deadly attacks in Jalalabad has been killed
    A senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) has been killed during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS). The provincial government media office in a statement said Sunday that the ISIS-K leader Adam Khan was killed on Saturday night in the vicinity of Chaparhar district.

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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