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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Tributes from comrades and families welcome.

BOND Brig Charles Hendley Bond died 25th January 2018 aged 79. 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards

DAVIES William Philip (Phil) Cathcart Davies 6 Agust 1928 - 25 January 2018. Post war National Service with RAF. Later British Lion

HOWE Lt Col Maurice William Howe OBE RA died 19th January 2018 aged 98

LITTLE Brig Peter Anthony Little CBE died 30th January 2018

MARTIN Dr Joan Martin MBE 25 November 1915 - 15 January 2018

Treated victims of Bethnall Green Tube tragedy March 1943 in which over 170 civilians died after panic

PAYNE Maj Gen Henry Salusbury Legh Dalzell Payne CBE 9 August 1929 - 23 January 2018

7th Hussars. Hong Kong, Oman, i/c 6th Armoured Brigade BAOR, CoS 1st Corps, Cdr 3rd Armoured Brigade

RICKERBY Atrhur Douglas Rickerby MC, MA died 22nd January 2018 aged 97

STOCKER Flt Lt Edward (Ted) Ernest Stocker DSO, DFC 31 August 1922 - 8 December 2017

Founder member of Pathfinders. 109 missions mainly NW Europe. Flight engineer, bomb aimer. 35, 7, 102 and 582 sqns, Special Duties, post war as pilot anti-submarine

TIPPETT Major (Mike) Anthony Michael Tippitt died 16th Jan 2018 ahed 86. Royal Green Jackets and King's Africa Rifles

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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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