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inmemoriam

The passing of some of those who served this country recorded, with the nation's thanks

BAKER Sqn Ldr Henry Cunningham Baker 19 May 19320 - 3 July 2013

5 combat victories. Dunkirk ; Battle of Britain; over Northern Europe, Malta

BARRINGTON-WARD Major John Craig Barrington-Ward RA died 4 July 13

BEADLE Captain Donald Wyndham Beadle RN CBE died 18 July 2013 aged 88

BENNETT Col John Bennett OBE died 5 July 13 aged 79

BIRKETT Brigadier J B Birkett OBE died 30th July 2013

CHARLES Air Vice Marshal Richard Anthony Charles CB died 21st July 2013 aged 59

COVENEY James Coveny died 12 June 13 aged 93

Welch Regt, Royal West Welch Regt (Captain) then RAF (Flt Lt) Decorated by France

CRICHTON-BROWN Sir Robert Crichton-Brown KCMG, CBE, TD died 11th July 2013 aged 93

DUFFIELD Lt Col Peter Gerald Duffield dies 21st July 2013 aged 81

GAZE Sqn Ldr Frederick Anthony Owen Gaze DFC and 2 bars OAM 3 February 1920 - 29th July 2013

11 combat victories and 3 shared over Northern Europe : Inc a jet fighter and a jet bomber

GOURLAY General Sir Ian Gourlay RM, KCB, CVO, OBE, MC 13 November 1920 - 17 July 2013

Allied landings North Africa, Sicily, MC as Troop Cdr 43 Cdo seizing Solta off Yugoslavia. Post War Cyprus, helped plan Suez, led 43 Cdo in Borneo. CGRM

GRENFELL Cdr Eddie Grenfell 17 January 1920 - 28 June 2013

Wartime reserve veteran of the Arctic convoys, sunk on Empire Lawrence, transferred to Royal Navy post war

HARKER Leslie Wilson Harker DFC died 5 July 13 aged 90

HARLAND Sir Marshal Sir Reginald Harland died 30th Juky 2013 aged 93

HARRISON Col Richard Noel Harrison OBE RA died 21st July 2013 aged 90

LORD Flt Lt David Victor Lord died 8th Juky 2013

MALLAM David Falcon Mallam died 7 Juky 13 aged 75. RTR, AAC, PARA Sqn RAC

MACILWAINE Sqn Ldr Robin McIlwaine DFC 24 July 1920 - 22 April 2013

Pathfinder navigator (Spitfire armourer during Battle of Britain) 45 missions mainly Ruhr and Berline 1943-44 Dresden raid. Post war BOAC pilot

NUNN Wing Cdr John Leslie Nunn DFC 11 April 1919 - 3 July 2013

His Manchester shot down afetr Dusseldorf raid, send to Stalag Luft III, miscalculated length of tunnel Harry . Post war regular commission, Suez recce

PHILIPSON Gary Philipson DFC died 7 July 13

ROTHWELL Lt Col Harry Rothwell MBE, Royal Corps of Signals died 26th July 2013

SELLECK Major Frederick James Selleck died 14th July 13

SKIPPER Leonard Skipper DEFC died 15th Jyky 2013 One of the youngest Flying officers in Bomber Command

TETLEY Lt Cdr Jeremy (Jem) Tetley died 3 July 13

TUNSTALL Sqn Ldr Peter david Tunstall 1 Dec 1918 - 27 July 2013

Prisoner at Colditz after being shot down in August 1940 : aimed to be a "bloody nuisance" - total 415 days in solitary confinement as a result

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In the service of our country.

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