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

BENTLEY Lt Col Christopher Peter Bentley died 8 January 2018 aged 77.

42 Regt RA; 2RAR Rhodesia; Royal Oman Army

BIGGS-DAVISON Pamela Mary Hodder-Williams (later Lady Biggs-Davison) WRNS 2 April 1924 - 11 December 2017 Japanese section, Bletchley Park

GIMSON Richard Alleynne Stanford Gimson MC, TD, MBE died 18 January 2018 aged 95

GORDON LENNOX Maj Gen Bernard Charles Gordon Lennox CB MBE died 27 December 2017 aged 85 

Sword of Honour Sandhurst 1953 Grenadier Guards Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Northern Ireland (MiD) c/o British Sector Berlin, RCDS

HACKWORTH Brig Timothy William Hackworth OBE 17 January 1933 - 29 September 2017 Royal Signals

Commissioned after Natioan Service ; Aden; Uganda; Yemen; BAOR ; Jordan ; S Korea (Defence Attache)

HOPPER Col Patrick Hopper died 22nd DEcember 2017

HYWELL-JONES Lt Col Ian Hywel-Jones MBE MC died 12th January 2018 aged 85 South Wales Borders, Royal Regt of Wales

JOHNSTON Campell Andrew Johnston RAF died 26th December 2017 Master navigator

JOLLY Surgeon Captain Dr Richard Taduez Jolly OBE 29 October 1946 - 13 January 2018 

Green beret. 42 Cdo Belfast Falklands . Winched down to rescue 2 men from Ardent. UK and Argentinian casualties (later awarded Orden de Mayo)

OLIVER Captain Michael Alan Oliver RN LVO died 10th January 2018

PARRISH Flt Lt Dennis Parrish DFC died 24th December 2017 Navigator, Bomb Aimer, Mitchells, Mosquitos

RAMSAY Maj Gen Charles Ramsay died 31st December 2017 aged 81 Roal Scots Dragoon Guards

ROMER Cdr Mark Romer RN died 29th December 2017 aged 93

TYLER Major Tim Tyler died 15th January 2018 KSLI and 3 Light Infantry

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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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