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Obituaries in The Times of London and elsewhere can be found on the next page. Additions from friends and relatives welcome.

AUSSARESSES Brig General Paul Aussaresses 7 November 1918 - 4 December 2013

Special Opns Exec SW France August 1944, later parachuted into Germany to support liberation of POW camps. 2nd Bn 1st Para Regt in Vietnam 48-51. Algeria - Tourelles torture, murder

BEGBIE Brigadier Denys Lloyd Glynn Begbie OBE, MC Royal Engineers died 5 December 2013 aged 92

BLAKE Sir Alfred Lapthorne Blake KCVO, MC died 17th November 2013

BOSCAWEN Rt Hon Robert Boscawen MC Coldstream Guards 17th March 1923 - 28th December 2013

Tank commander Normandy to Rhine crossing, bravery Bemmel, south of Arnhem. Badly burned when tank hit by 105 mm shell

BOYCOTT Tim Boycott RN OBE died 8th Deecember 2013 aged 70

CLARKE Cdr Kenneth Burton Clarke died 4th December 2013 aged 93

COCK Col Julian William Wallace Cock ex Royal Signals died 22nd December 2013 aged 93

FLINN Flt Lt Francis Flinn 14 June 1916 - 16 November 2013

Shot down flying with Coastal Command. 3 attempts to escape from Colditz before feigning madness and being repatriated

FLINT Wg Cdr James Flint DFC, GM, DFM, AE 24 May 1913 - 16 December 2013

49 Sqn (Hampdens) then CO 50 Sqn (Lancasters) , Swam ashore with wounded navigator. Raids on Berlin, Stettin, Brest (Scharnhorst and Gneisenau) Wesel/Rhine crossing

GEORGE Robert George 5 May 1921 - 9 November 2013

Flew Spitfires with 616 Squadron at RAF Ibsley then trained to fly Meteor jets in 1944

GREEN Thomas Brian Green DFC died 24th December 2013 aged 89

HARDING Air Vice Marshal Peter John Harding died 27th December 2013 aged 73

HEAD Surgeon Captain Peter Head OBE died 26th November 2013 aged 89

HUNTER Col Neville Stuart Hunter ddied 3rd December 2013 aged 71HMS Renown on Arctic Convoys; took his bike ashore on Sword Beach on D-Day; Cyprus; Suez; Arctic Marines pioneer

KAY Maj General Patrick Richard Kay CB, MBE 1 August 1921- 19 September 2013

KINGSMILL Gordon 'Trip' Kingsmill MM died 5th December 2013 aged 92

MACKENZIE Stevenson Muir Mackenzie CBE, DSC, Croix de Guerre died 31st Deecember 2013 aged 95

PYNEGAR Sqn Ldr Philip Granville Pynegar AFC died 2 December 13 aged 60

RUSSELL Anne Swinton LEE 13 June 1923 - 25 November 2013

Bletchley Park decoding clerk in search of excitement, landed in Normandy on D+2 as an ambulance driver with Free French - two Croix de Guerres. French Military Intelligence Vietnam

STEWART Partick Robert Nesbitt Stewart MC died 13 Dec 13 aged 95

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