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inmemoriam

Obituaries published in the Times of London and elsewhere

Vice Admiral Sir David Loram KCB, CVO 24 July 1924 - 30 June 2011
Veteran of many Arctic convoys and the Torch landings;Royal equerry;Deputy Allied Commander Atlantic

Maj General Sir Roy Redgrave KBE, MC 16 September 1925 - 3 July 2011
Wounded while rescuing his radio operator on the Elbe estuary, crawled for help 

Air Cdre Peter Cribb CBE, DSO and Bar, DFC 28 September 1918 - 20 June 2011
Master bomber pathfinder who flew around 100 sorties inc against Tirpitz, Berchtesgaden , Ruhr

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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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