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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served in this country's armed forces with distinction. Memoirs from comrades and families welcome

ANSON Vice Admiral Sir Edward Roseberyy Anson KCB 11 May 1929 - 22 Sept 2014

Naval aviator 801 Sqn Sea Furies Korea 895 Sqn Sea Hawk Suez. Head of Naval Aviation on introduction of Sea Harriers

BARTHELMAS Captain David Barthelmas RN died 5th December 2014 aged 93

BONSALL Sir Arthur Wilfred Bonsall KCMG 25 June 1917 - 26 November 2014

Bletchley Park. MI6. Director of GCHQ 1973-1978

CALDWELL Maj General Frank Griffiths Caldwell died 22nd November 2014 aged 93

COX Philip Joseph Cox RN DSC 28 September 1922 - 14 November 2014

Naval radar operator HMS Keppel, HMS Towy, HMS Escapade, HMS Narcissus N Atlantic 1943 Greece

EDWARDS Rear Admiral J Phillip Edwards CB, LVO died 12 December 2014 aged 87

FREEMAN Major John Freeman MBE, BC 19 February 1915 - 20 December 2014

Desert rats. North Africa, Italy, NW Europe, German surrender. Later MP, broadcaster, diplomat

FRISBY Brigadier Myles Richard Frisny OBE Coldstream Guards died 16th December 2014

GAZZARD Lt Kenneth Howard Gazzard RN died 27 October 2014 aged 90 HMS LST 303 Sword Beach D Day

HELME Major Rodney Helme RM died 6th December 2014

LEES Lt Cdr Richard Meynel 'Dick' Lees RN died 22nd December 2014

MACDONALD-BUCHANAN Captain John McDonald-Buchanan MC 15 March 1925-11 October 2014

Scots Guards tank troop leader Winnekendonk, Holland March 1945. Malaya

McNAIR Cdr Clive A C T McNair MM, RNR died 21st December 2014 aged 86

MARSH Captain John Marsh RN CBE died 2nd December 2014 aged 82

NICHOLLS Sqn Ldr D B F Nicholls DFC died 6th Decembe 2014 aged 95

NOBLE Sqn Ldr Bernard James Noble AFC died 3rd December 2014 aged 85

PILSUDSKA-JARACZEWSKA 28 February 1920 - 16 November 2014 ATA pilot who delivered 230 aircraft

RICHARDSON Lt General Sir Robert Francis Richardson KCB, CVO, CBE 2 March 1929 - 21 November 2014

1967 Chief of Staff Aden Brigade. Royal Scots N Ireland 1969-75 GOC 1982 GOC Berlin

SPOONER Lt Colonel Alexandet Patrick Spooner MBE 17 September 1920 - 4 October 2014

Iraq 1939, Western Desert, captured, helped 2 generals and and air vice marshal escape from Italy. Burma

STONE Ronald Laming Stone RNVR, RN Born 1923 died 2 December 2014

SUTTON Air Marshal Sir John Sutton KCB died 21st November 2014 aged 82

TURNER Gp Captain John Henry Turner MVO died 11th December 2014

 WATSON Sqn Ldr Dennis Arther Watson DFC and Bar died 7th December 2014 aged 99

109 Sqn, Pathfinder Force, 1950's world record Canberra team

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0 #1 Mr S.Ryder 2017-01-15 16:37
I would like to contact the relatives of Kenneth Howard Gazzard ex HMS LST 303 of which My Father also served at the same time during the D-Day Normandy Landings, Australia, Borneo & Japan. I Also have many photo's of this ships time. I would like to hear any other information of that time that may be remembered or written down from The Gazzard Family so I can relate to My Elderly Mother while she is still here. Thank you.
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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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