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Obituaries from the Times of London and elsewhere

Ronald Foster DFC, Croix de Guerre 5 December 1921 - 1 January 2011
New Zealander who flew 69 photo reconnaisance sorties over Europe

Lt Cdr William Filer MBE, GM 6 August 1917 - 31 January 2011
Naval bomb and mine disposal expert who helped develop Royal Navy post war diving expertise


Eric Holloway 22 October 1921 - 20 January 2011
From RAF wartime navigator to co-founder of Virbin Atlantic Airways

David Sims OBE, MC 2 August - 29 December 2010
A member of the 8th Army at El Alamein and in Italy

Sqn Ldr Peter Rothwell 20 October 1920 - 20 December 2010
Bomber pilot who helped defend Malta

Warrent Office (later civilian Captain) Wilfred Harrison MiD 20 June 1917 - 30 October 2010

Wellington bomber pilot who escaped from Stalag Luft II forced marchI

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    The Taliban militants have violated their three-day ceasefire in Ghazni province on the third day of Eid, Ghazni governor’s office said in a statement. According to the statement released, the insurgents have broken their commitment and kidnapped six army soldiers in Andar district of the province on Sunday as governmental forces and Taliban were celebrating Eid days. In addition, the militants have seized a Humvee from Sultan Bagh area of the district.
  • KP- 2 ISIS-K militants killed, 1 wounded in Kunar province
    At least two militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during the clash and airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan said Monday that the incident took place in Chapa Dara district and as a result one militant was also wounded.
  • KP- Taliban ceasefire selfies spark anger among the group’s leadership
    The selfie pictures taken by the Taliban militants during the ceasefire period have apparently sparked anger among the Taliban group leadership. A senior Taliban commander informed regarding the growing anger among the Taliban leadership over the selfie pictures the group’s fighters have taken with the security forces, government officials, and ordinary civilians.
  • dailytimes- Taliban say ready for talks with US but not with Kabul
    Afghan Taliban have formally informed Pakistan that they will not hold talks with the Afghan government but are ready to hold direct negotiations with the United States in the first phase, two Taliban leaders aware of the development confirmed on Monday. Taliban political envoys, who had visited Pakistan in January to discuss Pakistan’s prospects for reconciliation, had sought time for consultations with the leaders. Taliban political office in Qatar had confirmed talks with Pakistani officials in a statement and said that Pakistani government wanted to discuss its peace proposals.

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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