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Obituaries of those who served, recorded in The Times of London and elsewhere

 ADAMS Major Kenneth Galt Adams CVO, CBE died 1st July 2012 aged 92

ALLDAY Lt Col Robert Arnold Allday, RA died 1st July 2012 aged 91

ARBUTHNOTT Viscount John Arbuthnott KT, CBE, DSC 14th July 2012

BAILEY John Richard Thomas Bailey GM, CBE died 24th June 2012 aged 87

BELLAMY Instructor Rear Admiral A J Bellamy RN, CB, OBE died 3rd July 2012 aged 97

FRASER Sir David Fraser GCB, OBE 30 December 1920 - 15 July 2012
Guards Armoured Divn during NW Europe campaign, Borneo during the confrontation, VCGS, UK MilRep to NATO, biographer and novelist

GREIG Sir Carron Greig KCVO, CBE 21 February 1925 - 11 July 2012
Sword of Honour at Sandhurst 1944, Scots Guards 3rd (Tank) Bn, helped in liberation of Germany, reaching Hitler's bunker in Berlin

HOUSE Lt Gen Sir David House GCB, KCVO, CBE, MC 14th July 2012

KELLY Air Vice Marshal H Brian Kelly CB, LVO, died 27 June 2012 aged 90

LAMASON Sqn Ldr Phil lamason DFC and Bar 15 September 1918 - 19 May 2012
New Zealander honoured for saving plane and crew in 1942, Battle of Berlin, Nuremberg raid, shot down over Paris, sent to Buchenwald by Gestapo, Stalag Luft III Long March

LITTLE Ian Malcom David Little CBE, AFC 13th July 2012

MANSERGH Captain Michael Cecil Maurice Mansergh RN CBE died 22nd July 2012 

OUTHWAITE Captain Brian Robert Outhwaite RVM, RN died 29 June 2012 aged 80

RIGGE Cdr John Rigge OBE 1 March 1918 - 3 June 2012
Veteran of the Russian convoys on board light cruiser HMS Galatea

ROSS Sgn Capt John Donald Ross RN - 7th July 2012 aged 85

SPENCER Anne Christine Spencer CBE died 15th July 2012
Commandant WRNS

SPURRIER Michael Cumby Spurrier died 9 July 2012
Durham Light Infantry

SLATER Major James Cannan Slater died 2nd July 2012
60th Rifles, King's Royal Rifle Corps

WALKER Lt Col Colin Prescott Walker RM died 7th July 2012 aged 82

WEEKES Rt Rev Ambrose Weekes
Padre to 40 Commando Royal Marines

WILLIAMS Admiral Sir David Williams GCB - 16th July 2012 aged 90

WOOD Air Cdre Graham Wood CBE died 30th June 2012
AOC Military Air Traffic Operations

 WRIGHT Flt Lt Ernest Wright GM, CPM 25 February 1923 - 9 June 2012
Proud geordie, Home Guard, bomb aimer/navigator Bomber Command (trained Rhodesia), Transport Command. Decorated for bravery with Kenya Police 

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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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