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The passing of those who have served our country, as recorded in the Times of London and elsewhere

ARNOLD Sub Lt Hugh Wilson Arnold DSC 15 Jan 1921 - 17 Dec 2013

Wounded and decorated for part in St Nazaire raid (on motor launch). Invalided out after 2nd wound against E-boats 1944. MI5 Aden

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JOLLY Lt Col David John Jolly R Sigs died 24 Feb 14

MAINWARING Lt Col Harry Mainwaring MC died 10 February 2014 aged 94

PEIRSE Air Vice Marshal Sir Richard Charles Fairfax Peirse KCVO, CB died 8 Feb 2014 

PELLEREAU Maj Gen Peter John Mitchell Pellereau RE died 15 Feb 14 aged 92

RICHMOND-COGGAN Col Francis Richmond-Coggan 5 March 2012 - 7 November 2013

Escaped the bombing at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem

SCOTT-BOWDEN Maj General Logan Scott-Bowden CBE, DSO, MC and Bar, Royal Engineers died 9 Feb 2014 aged 93

STIBBON General Sir John James Stibbon KCB, OBE died 9 Feb 2014 aged 79

STRAWSON Maj Gen John Strawson CB, OBE died 21st Feb 2104

4th Hussars and QRIH

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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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