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inmemoriam

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

BLAND Lt Cdr Malcolm Arkwright Evelyn Bland died 5th July 2017 aged 85

BROGAN Major Shaun Michael Brogan MC died 9 July 2017 aged 73

CHILCOTT Lt Col Michael John Chilcott died 2 July 2017 aged 83

KENNY General Sir Brian Leslie Graham Kenny GCB, CBE 18 June 1934 - 19 June 2017

4th Queen's Own Hussars Germany (BAOR) Saudi Arabia, North Birneo, Cyprus 1974, eventually Deputy Supreme Cdr NATO 

LASLETT Captain Graham Francis Laslett CBE RN died 30th 2017

LLEWELYN Jack Rowbottom Llewelyn CB RN died 25 June 2017 aged 97

NEVILLE Robin Henry Charles Neville (later Lord Braybrooke) 29 January 1932 - 5 June 2017 King's Africa Rifles Kenya and Malaya

SANDBERG Michael Graham Ruddock (later Lord) Sandberg 31 May 1927 - 2 July 2017 6th Lancers North West Frontier, Kings Dragoon Guards Palestine & Benghazi

SUMMERS Wing Cdr Richard Gordon Battensby Summers OBE AFM 18 October 1921 - 7 May 2017 Battle of Britain navigator 219 Sqn Supply aircraft Africa Forced landing Liberia 1941  Kenya 1950s WingCo Ops Vulcans RAF Finingley

TAYLOR Col Jeremy Charles Taylor died 4 July 2017 aged 59

TEDFORD Lt Col (Ian ) John Galbraith Tedford 3 June 1929 - 2 June 2017 Cameronians Mlaya 7th Gurkha Rifles 

WALKER Gp Captain William Connoll Walker OBE 20 February 1929 - 6 June 2017 Wartime pilot later MP

WELLAND Cdr Christopher Patrick Bache Welland OBE died 1st July 2017 aged 71

YOUNG Irene Young (later Brown) 16 February 1919 - 7 June 2017 Linguist in Room 82, Hut 6, Bletchley Park (first husband killed behind Omaha Beach June 1944)

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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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