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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served this nation. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

BOULTBEE Capt Thomas Holbech Boultbee TA died 17 December 2015 aged 90

BROWNE Brig Hugh Browne RE OBE died 14 December 2015 aged 90

CARPENTER Hilary (Joyce) Jill Carpenter died 9 December 2015 aged 93 Wartime WRNS

CHADWICK Johh Chadwick ex RA died 15 December 2015 aged 88

CLIFFORD Major Richard Clifford SBS

COCHRANE Capt James Aikman (Peter) Cochrane DSO, MC died 5 Dec 2015 aged 96 late QOCH

Western Desert 1940 (MC) Battle of Keren (E Africa) 1941 (DSO) Wounded, taken prisoner, later freed. Monte Casino

DINGEMANS Rear Adm Peter George Valentin Dingemans CB DSO died 6th December 2015

FLETCHER Lt Cdr Anthony David Fletcher died 21 December 2015 aged 90

FORD Lt Cdr Derek Rowland Ford MBE, DSC died 8th December 2015

GIBBONS Gp Capt John Robert Gibbons died 8 December 2015 aged 92

HIGGS Cdr Geoffrey Raymond Higgs RN 25 September 1925 - 8 November 2015 Naval test pilot

LEACH Captain Hugh Raymond Leach OBE  5 May 1934 - 14 November 2015 Suez, Libya, Cyprus, desert intelligence officer Trucial Oman Scouts. Later diplomat in the Middle East

MACKANES Lt Col Richard John Mackanes died 21st December 2015

MACKENZIE Read Admiral (David) John Mackenzie CB 3 October 1929 - 26 November 2015

HMS Britannia WW2, HMS Excellent Korean War, in command HMS Brinkley, HMS Lincoln, HMS Blake, HMS Hermes. Flag Officer Gibralter (Falklands campaign)

MAY Col Tomothy May CBE TD died 10 December 2015

MOLLO Major Boris Mollo TD died 18 December 2015 aged 79

O'DONNELL David John O'Donnell RAF 3rd March 1935 - 29 November 2015

THOMPSON Maj Logan Thompson RMP died 15 December 2015 

THOMPSON Lt Col Nick Thompson RM died 1 December 2015 aged 80

WHITFIELD Malvin Greston Whitfield 11 October 1924 - 19 November 2015 Tuskgee (African-Amercian only) unit WW2. Tail gunner Korean War. Double Olympic gold 1948

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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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