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Vice Admiral Sir Iwan Raikes KCB, CBE, DSC 21 April 1921 - 27 December 2011
Submariner who ended career as Flag Officer Submarines, in his father's footsteps. Designed naval career of Prince Charles

Lt Col George Woolnough MC 7 December 1914 - 5 January 2012
Drove Germans off hills near the Anzio beach head in Italy to win the MC. Subsequently Sgt Maurice Rogers under his command won the VC posthumously.

Sqn Ldr Robert Monk DFC 30 March 1921 - 5 November 2011
Ground attack post D-Day over northern France, Netherlands and German

Wg Cdr Robert Furze AFC 9 November 1928 - 4 December 2011
Competitor in the "last great air race" and secret aerial reconnaisance over the Soviet Union

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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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