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Obituaries in The Times of London and elsewhere

Sqn Ldr Peter Clayton DSO, DFC 25 May 1922 - 3 May 2011
Master Bomber in the Pathfinder Force against V2, Falaise pocket, German ports and the Ruhr, synthetic oil at Magdeburg

Wing Commander John Beazley DFC 18 July 1916 - 13 June 2011
Fighter pilot in Battle of Britain,defence of Malta, and Ceylon, before opting for Transport Command

Flt Lieutenant Don Nelson DFC and bar 13 February 1920 - 20 March 2011
Pathfinder navigator who flew 70 missions including Northern France, V1 sites, E-boat bases and German ports

Vice Admiral Sir John Martin KCB, DSC 10 May 1918 - 31 May 2011
From Spanish Civil War to MiD for Aden via Norway, Dunkirk, chasing Bismark, Torch, to the Pacific campaign

Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Dhenin KBE, AFC and Bar, GM 2 April 1918 - 6 May 2011
Medical officer who won GM for rescuing crew member of crashed Lancaster, subsequently volunteered to fly through clouds from atomic weapons tests

Rear Admiral John Templeton-Cotill CB 4 June 1920 - 23 May 2011
Navy wartime conscript who was offered a permanent commission in 1946. On HMS London during the Yangste Incident

Maj General Peter Welsh OBE, MC 23 December 1930 - 17 April 2011
Led daring raids against guerillas in Sarawak in the 1960's, his regiment commended for restraint and proportionality on "Bloody Sunday" in Northern Ireland





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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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