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inmemoriam

Acknowledging, with thanks, those who served in Britain's Armed Forces during past conflicts. We welcome addiotional comments from friends and family

ANDREW David Andrew MBE AFC  died 17 Aug 13 aged 9o

BINNEY Cdr Giles Binney OBE died 13 Aug 13

CARR Brigadier Robert Michael Carr MBE DFC 5 March 1920 - 11 April 2013

Airborne gunner officer.  Algeria, Sicily, Italy. Post war Burma, parachute qualified in time for Suez

CARR Major Rex Carr MC died 19 Aug 13 aged 86 ex 7th Ghurkhas

CRICHTON-BROWN Sir Robert Crichton - Brown KCMG, CBE 23 August 1919 - 11 July 2103

Royal Artillery France, Iceland, India. Twice Mentioned in Despatches

CUBISS Brigadier John Malcolm Cubiss CBE, MC 12 October 1929 - 7 August 2013

Korean war reservist who won one of 1st MCs at "Gibralter Hill. Commissioned despite losing part of right arm. Belfast 1973

FLINT (George) Norman Flint DFC died 18 Aug 15 aged 91

ISAACS Sgt Kathleen Mary Isaacs WAAF 28 March 1914 - 27 July 2013

Radar operator in wooden hut on White Cliffs of Dover during Battle of Britain. One of first to be recruited and trained

MULLALY Stephen Mulllaly OBE died 13th Aug 13 aged 97 ex 10th Ghurkhas

PARSONS (Anthony) Christopher Parsons 16 August 1934 - 26 July 2013

Fleet Air Arm pilot during Suez (Wyverns off HMS Eagle)

PAYNE Michael Shears payne MCdied 20 Aug 13

STRUDWICK Air Cdre Arthur Sidney Ronald Strudwick CB, DFC 16 April 1921 - 11 June 2011

From Spitfires over France to Lightnings facing Russian "Bear" approaches.Shot down over France, sent to Stalag Luft III, Long March in Jan 45

TIEFENBRUNNER Mauric Teifenbrunner 18 December 1915 - 24 July 2013

Palestinian Jew, 51 (MiddleEast) Commando, transferred to Special Interrogation Gp (1st SAS) Captured 1942

WOODWARD Admiral Sir John "Sandy" Woodward GBE, KCB 1 may 1932 - 4 August 2013

Commanded HMS Tireless, Warspite, Sheffield . Falklands War Task Force Commander, CinC Naval Home Command 1987-9

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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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