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inmemoriam

WE salute those who have served and passed. Drawn from obituaries in The Times and elsewhere.

ADAMS Major Kenneth Adams CVO, CBE 6 Jan 1920 - 1 July 2012
Wartime servivce in RASC in Middle east and North Africa

BURNABY-ATKINS Lt Col F J Burnaby-Atkins 9 Nov 1920 - 16 June 2012
Black Watch, captured Jine 1940 spent 5 years imprisoned, served in Palestine, India, New Zealand

BURNE Capptain Christopher Burne RN CBE 27 Jane 1932 - 2 June 2012
Senior Naval Officer on Canberra during Falklands campaign

CARTER Lt Col Desmond Anthony Edward Carter OBE died 30th July 2012 aged 94

CASEY Flt Lt Ernest Casey DFC 27 March 1922 - 9 July 2012
29 Pathfinder ops as navigator in Lancasters inc Berlin, Ruhr and Nuremberg, over 20 in Mosquitos on precision raids as part of Light Night Striking Force

DUFF Cdr Dan Duff RN, DSC and bar died 19 Aug 2012 aged 100

HOSZKO Hemsley 19 August 1920 - 12 July 2012
Free Polish and RAF pilot

HOUSE Lt Gen David George House GCB, KCVO, MC 8 Aug 1922 - 14 July 2012
Decorated in Italian campaign, GOC N Ireland in 70's, finally Director of Infantry

LITTLE Sqn Ldr Ian Malcolm David Little CBE, AFC 18 December 1918 - 13 July 2012
Tested experimental gliders and helicopters at Airborne Forces Experimental establishment. Suqsequently leading international developmental economist 

RITCHIE Rear Adm (George) Styephen Ritchie DSC, CB Born 30 Oct 1914 - 8 May 2012
Born to be a hydrographer. Beach surveys behind enemy lines

SCAIFE Peter Angus Scaife MC 23 August 1921 - 6 June 2012
Decorated for bravery at Mone Cassino, also served in Western Desert, Palestine and India

SHADDOCK Brigadier Edward Roy Shaddock MBE died 29 August 2012 aged 83
Royal Artillery

VINCENT Captain PMC (Paddy) Vincent RN, CBE died 23 August 2012 aged 87

WAKE John Wake DFC died 11th August 2012 aged 92

WALKER Lt Col Colin Walker RM 23 Feb 1929 - 7 July 2012 

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In the service of our country.

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