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Heroes of previous days whose passing was recorded in The Times of London and elsewhere. We welcome additional information and tributes to military careers on those we list and those we miss

ARMSTRONG Col William Edward Iredale Armstrong OBE TD DL died 13 December 2012 aged 92
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DEANE-DRUMMOND Maj General Tony J Deane-Drummond CB, DSO, MC and Bar 23 June 1917 - 4 December 2012
Dunkirk; SAS; Op Colosus (MC); escaped from captivity in Italy; captured at Arnhem (MC); escaped; Palestine; Cyprus; Malaya (22 SAS); Oman (DSO); ACDS (Ops)

DENHAM Charles Spencer Denham CBE, MC 2nd Baroner, 5th Baron 7 July 1916 - 21 November 2012
india, Iraq, Western Desert (MC 1942), Cyprus

FAIRCLOUGH Lt Col B R Robert Fairclough died 10 Dec 2012 aged 92

FULLER Cdr Norman Fuller RN died 4 Dec 2012

GRAHAM Maj Gen John David Carew Graham CB, CBE, CStJ, Order of Oman died 14 Dec 2012 aged 89

HAINES Wing Cdr Geoffrey Haines dies 5 Dec 2012

JENKINS Major R E Eric Graely Jenkins died 4 Dec 2012

McCRACKEN Lt Col William McCracken MBE, MC 21 June 1950 - 19 Oct 2012
A naval gunfire observer decoirated for gallantry and determination on Mt Longdon, Falklands campaign. Led TA in Gateshead. Bosnia after Dayton agreement

MIDDLETON Rear Adm Linley Middleton CB, DSO died 3 Dec 2012
Fleet Air Arm

PAYNE Anthony Paine died 1 Dec 2102 aged 85
Indian Army, Princes Louise Kensington Regt, Sherwood Foresters

REYNOLDS Capt John Adrian Reynolds OBE died 8 Dec 2012 aged 88

TYLER Air Cdre Philip Griffin Tyler OBE died 1 Dec 2012 aged 93

WALLACE Major Reginald James Wallace CMG, OBE died 10 Dec 2012 aged 93
2/7th Raiputs Regt

WILLIAMS Sir Micheal Osmond Williams Bt, MC died 19th Dec 2012 aged 98

WILSON Gp capt Peter George cole Wilson died 26 Nov 2012

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0 #1 Gary minor 2015-02-13 16:38
I am researching the world war2 record of colonel William Edward iredale Armstrong army number 234712,I would appreciate any information you might have in your records especially where he might have served in ww2. I have recently purchased some personal items of his and I am fascinated to learn about his exploits in ww2,I have plenty information after ww2 up to his passing in 2012 regards. Gary minor
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