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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served this country with honour. Contributions from relatives and friends are welcome. See the next page for details.

BAYON Flt Sgt (??) Michael Topham Bayon DFC 30 April 1922 - 29 May 2014

Mosquito navigator with Light Night Striking Force, raids on heavily defended targets inc Berlin, Wiesbaden (DFC) Pioneer of "blind landing"

BOYD Wing Cdr Archie (Archibald) Douglas McNeill Boyd DSO, DFC 20 June 21918 - 4 April 2014

Night fighter pilot 595 sorties, 10 "kills" Blenheims and Beaufighters 600 Sqn then 219 Sqn. Post war test pilot for Vickers

BRAY Wing Cdr Robert Bray DFC and Bar died 15th August 014 aged 93

BROMLEY GARDNER Lt Col Richard Bromley Gardner MC Late HLI/RHF died 22nd August 2014 aged 93

CROSSLEY Col Hon Richard Nicholas Crossley OBE, TD died 8th Agust 2014 aged 81

FROST Margaret Olive Frost died 4th August 2014 aged 93. Wren, ATA

HILL Col Peter Michael Reynolds Hill died 18th August 2014 aged 71

HITCHCOCK Major Reginald Kilner Brasier (Rex) Hitchcock MC died 14th August 2014 aged 94

JUDGE Captain John Charles Judge rN died 16th August 2014 aged 85

O'GRADY Major Robert O'Grady MC died 29th July 2014 aged 89

PEACOCK Col John Douglas Collins Peacock late REME died 20th August 2014 aged 83

SCOTT 2nd Lt Rivers Scott 11 December 1921 - 22 May 2014

17th/21st Lancers, Battle of Kasserine Pass, PoW, escaped to Switzerland

STROUD Edward Dacre Stroud DSC. Royal Marine died 24 July 2014

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In the service of our country.

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