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WE mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome. (To add a new entry email editor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   )

BECKETT Maj Gen Denis Arthur Beckett CB, DSO, OBE 19 May 1917 - 6 August 2016

Monte Cassino March 44 wounded 3 times Essex Regt defence of Castle Hill. West Africa, Middle East, Greece, CyprusCoS Far East Land Forces Singapore 1966

CAMERON Captain Duncan Cameron died 2 August 2016 aged 85. Scots Guards

DANIEL Col Peter EB Daniel OBE died 7the August 2016 aged 77

DREVER Flt Lt Nigel George Drever 19 January 1920 - 16 July 2016

Rescued from sinking of Lancastria 98 Sqn 610 Sqn Spitfires Northumberland Battle of Britain . Shot down over France. 4 years Stalag Luft III (tunneler in Great Escape, Long March)

DUNCAN Maj Gen Alastair David Arton Duncan CBE, DSO born 22 October 1952 died 24 July 2016

Multiple tours N Ireland. UN mission Bosnia (brain trauma when Warrior blown up, later PTSD and Lariam issues)1993 Germany.Sierra Leone UK DG Trg Support. PWORY

FALKNER Maj Peter Wynch Richard Felton Falkner llate Devonshires (XIth Foot) died 30 July 2016 aged 97

HERBERT Wing Cdr Wallace Roy Herbert died 8 August 2016 aged 95

INSKIP Cdr Ian Inskipp 2 November 1943 - 24 June 2016 HMS Glamorgan in Falklands, hit but not sunk by Exocet

KEMMIS BETTY Lt Col Peter Kemmis Betty MC 5 May 1916 - 25 August 2016 Nnd KEO Gurkha Rifles

MALENOIR-VICKERS Stephen Malenoir-Vickers MC died 1 August 2016 aged 96

RENOUF Lt Thomas Joseph Renouf MBE MM 28 March 1925 - 26 June 2016

Black Watch D Day + 2 (Juno) Ardeennes Germany Belson helped capture Himmler near Bremerhaven Commissioned 1945, demobbed, 8 years staff at Shrivenham

STRACHAN Major Benjamin Leckie Strachan CMG 4 January 1924 - 12 July 2016

Normandy landings Aug 44 1st Royal Dragoons. MiD. Malaya (4th Hussars) injured. 10th Royal Hussars then FCO.Latterly Ambassador in Algeria

STURGE Maj Gen John Sturge CB died 2 August 2016 aged 91. Royal Signals

SWITHINBANK Lt Cdr Usher Phillip Swithinbank. Fleet Air Arm. died 26 July 2016 aged 92

TRUELL Lt Col George Dennis Somerville Truell OBE 11 July 1926 - 6 May 2016

Trained parachutist. Palestine. Artilery Offer at Imjin River, Korea. . 45 Regt Borneo. Camberley (Tactical Doctrine Retrieval Cell)

WRIGHT Brig John Wright CBE 10 October 1940 - 4 May 2016

Aden, Indonesia, Borneo, Cyprus Northern Ireland

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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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