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memorial2 nWe 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

CORRY Capt John Percival Corry died 21 February 2018 aged 93. KSLI; 22 SAS (Malaysian SCouts); No 1 Cdo

CURRIE Lt Col William Currie died 6 February 2018 aged 89

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

ELLIOT (later Sir) Captain Gerald Elliott 24 December 1923 - 28 January 2018 Indian Army. Owner of whaling stations whose sale was a trigger for Falklands conflict.

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

HYWEL-JONES Lt Col (Robert) Ian Hywell -Jones MBE, MC 6 June 1932 - 12 January 2018

Intelligence officer South wales Brderers Malay 1956. $$ Para (TA) ; 22 SAS Oman; Berlin; Ops staff Federal Regular Army, Aden; Defence Attache; FCO

KINNE Fusiler Derek Godfrey Kinne GC 11 January 1931 - 6 February 2018

1st Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Captured by Chinese at Battle of Imjin River, Korea. Escaped and recaptured. Decorated for defying captors for 28 months

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

MITCHELL Dr John Angus Macbeth Mitchell CB, CVO, MC died 26 February 2018 aged 93

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

SQUIRE Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter Squire  died 19th February 2018

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

TOWNLEY Major Timothy David George Townley MBE died 20th January 2018

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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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