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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country in the armed forces. Contributions from comrades and family on the next page welcome.

ALLDIS Air Cdre Cecil Alldis CBE DFC 28 September 1918-5 October 2014

31 wartime bombing missions inc first 1000 bomber raid. Air Attache, Defence Counsellor Bonn 1963-1980

ALLENBY Michael Jaffray Hynman, 3rd Viscount Allenby 20 April 1931-3 October 2014

11th Hussars Malaysia, Cyprus Chief of Staff 51st Brigade Hong Kong. Royal Yeomanry

ARMSTRONG Rear Admiral John Herbert Arthur James (Louis) Armstrong CBE died 31st December 2014 aged 68

CONDOR Cdr John Kingsmill Condor died 28th December 2014 aged 79

DE BEAUJEU Colonel Daniel Lienard De Beuajeu died 3rd January 2015 14th/20th Hussars

ELGAR Mayor Peter Nigel Elgar died 15th January 2015 aged 85. Dorest Regt and Army Air Corps

ELLIS Cpl Benjamin Farley paul Ellis died 6th January 2015 aged 38. EOD Regt RLC

HARRIS Lt Duncan Harris RN 10 August 1922 - 27 December 2014 Navigator, Fairey Swordfish Arctic Convoys HMS Campania

JACKSON Surgeon Captain Michael Charles Henry Jackson RN died 3rd January 2015 aged 89

LYNCH Major James Lynch died 24th December 2014 aged 94 Devon and Dorset Regt

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In the service of our country.

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