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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions fro comrades and families welcome

BRAITHWAITE Eustace Eduardo Adolph Ricardo (ER) Braithwaite 27 June 1920 - 12 December 2016. Wartime Spitfire pilot, later author "To Sir, with love"

BRYAN Cdre Peter Bryan RN died 14 December 2012 aged 78

CABOURNE Air Cdre Patrick James Cabourne died 24th November 2016

HARRISON Leo Harrison 5 June 1922 - 12 October 2016

Wartime service in RAF interrupted his first class cricket career with Hampshire

KELLY Air Cdre Peter Anthony Kelly OBE died 14 December 2013

KETTLES Col Alexander Reginald (Reggie) Kettles OBE, MC 24 April 1919 - 30 October 2016

Last CO 1st Bn Cameronians. MiD Dunkirk, immediate MC Anzio, Malaya, NATO (Oslo)

LATHAM Air Vice Marshall Peter Anthony Latham CB, AFC died 4th December 2016 aged 91

LE MARCHAND Captain Thomas Maitland Le Marchan RN died 19th December 2016 aged 75

MARIGOLD Captain James Richard (Dick) Marigold RN died 13th December 2016 aged 96

PATERSON (later Rev) Cdr James Beresford Paterson RN DSC 26 December 1921 - 26 November 2016

HMS Foresight convoy QP11 (DSC) HMS Enterprise off Narvick, During Op Pedastal HMS Foresight sunk 13 Aug 42, HMS Quadrant Indian Ocean, Far East. HMS Belfast Korean War

PRIOR James Michael Leathes Prior PC 11 October 1927 – 12 December 2016 Royal Norfolk Regt German and India, later Cabinet Minister and Peer

RAE Captain Colin Rae MC 29 March 1921 - 11 October 2016

RHA, 1 Commando Bgde. Normandy July 44, Charged a bridge River Aller April 1945

WARD Gp Capt Terence David Ward died 18 December 2016 aged 86

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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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