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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who haved served the nation's defences. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome. Details on next page

ATKINSON (Later Sir Alec) John Alexander Atkinson KCB, DFC died 7th August 2015

BURGES Air Cdre John Roger Burges died 17th August 2015 aged 95

CAMPBELL Captain John Campbell CVO, CBE MC and Bar 11 November 1921 - 30 July 2015

One of last 3 survivors of No 1 Demolition Sqn (Popski's Private Army) Dec 44 assault on strongpoint N of Ravenna ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬†Italy MC. NE of Bologna April 45 MC bar for gallantry & initiative

DUNNING Major James Dunning died 15 August 2015 aged 95

EDMONDS John Christoper Edmonds RN later CMG, CVO died 17th August 2015 aged 94

HURRY Gp Capt John Hurry DSO,DFC 2 January 1920 - 7 June 2015 Pathfinder

62 wartime missions, 47 sorties during Berlin Airlift. Raids on Turin (DSO after emergency landing), Battle of the Ruhr, U boat pens, Berlin. OPs Malaya and Kenya

JAMES Pamela Marion (nee Keelan) James WAAF died 6 August 2015 aged 95

JORDAN Lt Col Donald Leslie Ernest Jordan RE died 26 July 2015 aged 84

MCINTOSH Lt Col Keith McIntosh died 10th August 2015 aged 2015

MAITLAND Gp Captain John Edmund Maitland died 14th August 2015 aged 82

MANN Major Ernest John Mann MBE died 6th August 2015 aged 85

MUNRO Sqn Ldr (John) Les Munro CNZM, DSO, QSO, DFC 5 April 1919 - 4 August 2015

Dambuster. Last surviving pilot of 617 Sqn.(hit by flak over Holland en route to Sorpe dam) 35 more sorties. Op Taxable. Tallboy. 19 ops with 97 Sqn inc "main force" raids

ROYLE Flt Lt Paul Gordon Royle RAAF.  17 January 1914 - 22 August 2015 Shot down on 1st mission, low level reccein Blenheim over France May 1940. Last but one remaining of 76 Great Escapers 1944

SILBERRAD Brigadier Mike (Michael) Silberrad MBE died 22nd August 2015 Roal Engineers

SKINNER Lt Cdr John Litton Skinner died 11 August 2015 aged 95

SMART Annie Smart10th March 1924 - 21 June 2015 Auxiliary Territorial Service radar operator and military police guarding ex SS women Hamburg war crimes trials 1947

SYMES Cdr Edward Douglas Symes RN OBE died 19th August 2015 aged 96

WILLIAMS Rear-Admiral Charles Williams CB OBE, born February 19 1925, died June 11 2015

WOOSNAM Denise Annette Maxwell (ne Woosnam) Patterson 8 May 1918 - 29 July 2015 ATS Officer

WRAY Captain Anthony Charles Wray RN died 22nd August 2015 aged 89

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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.

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