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Lt Richard Vaughan-Griffith MC 5 December 1945 - 4 January 2012
Rescued members of his patrol ambushed on patrol near Aden

Air Marshal A H W Ball KCB, DSO, DFC died 25 Jan 2012 age 91

Col John Austin OBE Died 26 Jan 2012 aged 96
4th and 46th Infantry Divisions WWII

Brig David Edelsten

Lt General Sir Alan Reay KBE aged 86

Florence Green 19 February 1901 - 4 February 2012
The last remaining veteran of World War 1, who joined the Women's Royal Air Force in Sep[tember 1918, 2 months before the Armistice

Brigadier George David Williams died 4 Feb 12

Lt Cdr Peter Arthur Whitehead 7 Feb 12 aged 93

Major John Christopher Beck OBE  14 Feb 12 aged 86

Bruce Beckett 1924-8 Feb 12
Officer in South African Navy seconded to the Royal Navy in 1944

Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Freer GBE, KCB 1 Sept 1923 - 15 Jan 2012
Wartime flying instructor, squadron commander during Suez crisis, base commander during Malaysia-Indonesia "confrontation", Commandant RCDS

Sqn Ldr Darrol Stinton MBE 9 Dec 1927 - 6 Jan 2012
RAF test pilot

Lt Col Robert Jake Owen died 19 Feb 2012 aged 57
Scots Guards

Sqn Ldr Christopher Bernard Martindale aged 97
218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, 3 Group (Lancasters)


Joseph Elkins 1923/4 - 1 February 2012
Tank gunner who knocked out 4 Tiger tanks in one day during Caen breakout, Normandy, August 1944

David Andrew Richards died 21st February 2012 aged 83
Sapper

Air Marshall Sir Alfred Ball KCB, DSO, DFC 18 January 1921 - 25 January 2012
Photoreconnaisance over Germany, French ports, North Africa, V1 sites in Spitfires, Mosquito and Canberra to Dep C in C RAF Strike Command

Captain Lionel Savery MC 17 August 1929 - 4 January 2012
Intelligence officer in counterinsurgency campaigns in Malaya and Cyprus : Badly wounded by EOKA in firefight for which awarded MC

Lt Cdr John Peter Angell MBE, DSC died 18 Feb 2012

James Campbell (Tim) Holdaway died 15 Feb 2012
Soldier

Air Cdre Peter Howard Langston Scott AFC died 24 Feb 2012 age 87

Air Cdre Colin H Foale died 14 Feb 2012


 








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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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