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Marking the passing of those who served this country witth distinction. Comments from colleagues, families and friends welcome.
ADLAM Lt Henry "Hank" Adam RNVR 17 February 1922 - 2 January 2015
Carrier pilot Atlantic convoys, Pacific, Palembang raid, HMS Colossus
ATKINSON Sir Robert Atkinson RN DSC + 2 bars MiD 7 March 1916 - 25 January 2015
Flower class corvettes inc HMS Azelea, HMS Pink, HMS Tintagel Castle. Sunk 3 U boats. Later Chairman British Shipbuilders
CALDWELL Major General F G (Frank Griffiths) Caldwell OBE, MC + bar, MiD 26 February 1921 – 22 November 2014
Western Desert, Syria (with 5th Indian Brigade), SOE,SAS, Malaya,Engineer in Chief (Army)
HOGBEN Lt Cdr Lawrence Hogben DSC 14 April 1916 - 20 January 2015 D day meteorologist
MITCHELL Col Brian Mitchell MBE died 27 January 2015 aged 89 9th Ghurkha Rifles, RCT
RAYMOND Patrick Ernest Raymond ex RAF died 17th January 2015 aged 90
RITCHIE Major Alastair Ritchie died 17 January 2015 aged 93
SIMON Sheila Simon 21st July 1921 – 28 January 2015 Wartime Wren