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memorial2 nWe mark the passing of those who have served their country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

ADAMS Michael Adams died 15 DEcember 2018 aged 81 Royal Signals

ATKINSON Flt Lt Geoffrey Atkinson DFC died 16 DEcember 2018 aged 94

FURSE Cdr John Richard (Chris) Furse 10 June 1935 - 30 October 2018 Engineering officer inc HMS Ark Royal. Explorer

GIBB Major Ian Skene Gibb MC died 15 Decemver 2018 aged 92. Seaforth Highlanders

HAMILTON-DALRYMPLE Major Sir Hew Fleetwood  Hamilton-Dalrymple Bart GCVO died 26 December 2018 aged 92. Grenadier Guards

HUXTABLE General Sir Charles Richard Huxtable KCB, CBE 22 July 1931 - 26 November 2018

Last clashes of Korean War. Cyprus, Hong Kong, Belfast, Dhofar Brigade Oman, finally C-in-C UK Land Forces

JESSEL Thomas Francis Henry (Toby) Jessel 11 July 1934 – 3 December 2018. National Service signaller HMS Glasgow. Later MP

LOVELL-WARD Cdr David John Lovell-Ward 10 January 1917 - 26 October 2018 

Midshipman HMS Hood 1935 HMS Sandwich 2i/c La Melpomene taken from Marseille. Atlantic convoy HMS Westcott Gun turret HMS Duke of Yrk Battle of North Cape. Post war Naval Ordnance Inspection Dept

MACINTYRE Lt Cdr Ian Clive Macintyre June 1919 - November 2018

HMS Boreas, HMS Nigeria, Arctic convoys, HMS Mercury PoW. Post war Malta

MORGAN Col Geoffrey Charles Purday Morgan OBE died 11 December 2012 aged 91

MORRISH John Morrish CBE died 13 December 2018 Royal Hampshire Regt

REVELL Surgen Vice Admiral Anthony Leslie Revell CB, CStJ 26 April 1935 - 30 December 2018

Surgeon General to the Armed Forces. After qualifying HMS Troubridge, HMS Dampier (Borneo) RAF Akrotiri, Singapore. Saved Royal Hospital Haslar in 1994
ROSS Brigadier Alan Ross died 2 December 2018 aged 90

WARD Lt Cdr Kristian Nigel Ward 1 October 1973 - 15 November 2018 

Joined RAF but when switched to helicopters transferred to RN. 800 NAS. 160 Harrier missions over Afghanistan

WILSON Thomas William Spencer Wilson 12 December 1920 - 23 November 2018

RAF Navigator officer shot down over The Hague, Stalag Luft III (played violin to cover noise of the Wiooden Horse escape plot)

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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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