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inmemoriam

Commemorating the service of the UK military in previous ages whose passing was recorded this month in The Times of London and elsewhere. Additions and signposts via comments welcomed

AUDREY Sylvia (Sue) Audrey died 14 June 2012
WRNS 1948 - 1964 Only woman ever to take salute at RN Gunnery School Whale Island

BAILLON Austin Gabriel Bailon OBE died aged 92 23 May 2012
Wartime SOE in Gibralter 

BEHAR Flt Officer Georgette Behar WAAF Died 1st June 2012

BURNE Captain Christopher Peter Oldbury Burne RN CBE died 2 June 2012

CROOKES Sqn Ldr Norman Crookes MBE, DFC and two bars 23 December 1920 - 17 April 2012
Night fighter navigator in Beaufighters and Mosquitos with share of 11 combat victories. Subsequently demobbed as colour blind....ATC supporter

DOUCH Jack Douch 24 April 1921 - 7 April 2012
Telegraphist on destroyer HMS Bramham on Op Pedastal, PQ18, QP14 and landings at Oran

DOWLING Tim Dowling RN died 2nd June 2012

DUNLOP DE POPP Maureen Dunlop de Popp 26 October 1920 - 29 May 2012
ATA girl who delivered 28 single engined, 10 multi engined types from Spitfires to Lancasters over 4 years

ECCLES Brigadier Ronald Eccles DSO 23 August 1928 - 18 May 2012
Served in Aden, BAOR, twice led 1st Bn Green Howards in Northern Ireland

GERRARD-WRIGHT  Maj Gen Richard Gerrard-Wright CB, CBE 9 May 1930 - 12 May 2012
Malaya insurrection, tours of Northern Ireland during troubles . Director Territorial Army and Cadets, active in SSAFA

GREENFIELD Lt Col Anthony James Greenfield MBE died aged 71 28 May 2012

HEPWORTH Rear Adm David Hepworth CB aged 89

HITCHCOCK Harold Arthur Hitchcock died 2 June 2012 aged 92.

HUDSON Peter John Hudson RNVR died 15 June 2012 aged 92
Deputy Secretary Ministry of Defence 

RAFVR 1940-1946 Bomber Command, 97 Sqn (Pathfinder Force) from 1943


HOLLOWAY Lt Claude Holloway DSC, RNVR 14 May 1919 - 25 March 2012
On HMS Warspite at 2nd battle of Narvik, thereafter motor torpedo boats inc Op Husky (Sicily) decorated for attack on convoy off Istria 16 April 1945

KEMP Roger Michael died 18 June 2012
Royal Engineers, Royal Corps of Transport

McINTYRE Colin McIntyre 27 January 1927 - 17 May 2012
Acting Captain in the Lovatt Scouts at aged 19, volunteered for the Parchute Regt  serving in Palestine, Major in the TA, author of Monuments of war : How to read a war memorial

McQUEEN Captain Robert McQueen RN died 27 June 2012
ADC to HM Queen

PALMER Cdr John Littleton Palmer RN died 23 May 2012 aged 79 

PELTOR Captain Hugh Peltor RN CBE died 10 June 2012 aged 73 

PRICKETT Lt Cdr Michael John Prickett RN died 16th May 2012 aged 84

RIGGE Cdr John Rigg RN OBE died 3rd June 2012 aged 94

TAIT Godfrey Tait died 13 June 2012 aged 96
RAMC 1942 - 1946

URQUHART Ian Alexander Norfolk Urquhart MC died 26 June 2012
Border Regiment

WRIGHT Russell Wright MBE 28 Sept 1920 - 22 April 2012
Australian prisoner of war of Japanese who built concealed radio receievers to sustain morale

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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.

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