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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 shadow governor of the Taliban group for Maidan Wardak province has been killed during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), the Afghan Military in the Southeast said. According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military, the Taliban shadow governor for Maidan Wardak was killed with his three comrades in Chak district.
  • AFP- Dozens of casualties as multiple blasts rock Kabul polling centres
    Multiple explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, amid growing anger among voters as they waited hours to cast their ballots in long-delayed legislative elections. At least 30 people have been taken to a trauma hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency, including a dead child, the organisation said on Twitter, hours after the Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot "to protect their lives".
  • AP- Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack.
    Afghan lawmaker says 3 top Kandahar officials killed by their own guards, 2 U.S. troops wounded in same attack. . Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • ToloNews- Kandahar Police Chief Raziq Killed In Attack
    Government officials have confirmed Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq was killed in an attack after a high-profile meeting in Kandahar on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened when officials were leaving the governor’s office and were making their way to a helipad. Gen. Abdul Momin Hassankhail, head of the provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS), was also killed.

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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