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inmemoriam

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

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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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