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inmemoriam

Obituaries of those who have served in this country published in The Times of London and elsewhere

BARROW Captain Michael Barrow RN CVO DSO 21 May 1932 - 28 April 2013

Commander of HMS Glamorgan during the Falklands conflict

BUSH Admiral Sir John Bush GCB DSC & 2 bars 1 November 1914 - 10 May 2013

DSCs for Battle of Taranto and Cape Matapan (HMS Nubian) and Dodecanese (HMS Belvoir) Cin C Western Fleet and C in C Eastern Atlantic

CLARKSON Cdr Robert Anthony Clarkson LVO died 20th June aged 92

DYE Maj General Jack Dye CBE, MC 13 December 1919 - 10 JUne 2013

Leadership in attack on Kervenheim, Germany, March 1945. Later Cdr, South Arabian Army#

GALBRAITH Hin Norman Dunlop Galloway Galbraith RNVR died 24th June aged 88

HARRIS Staff Sgt Marian Carpenter Harris NZWAAC died 17th June 2013

LUCAS Major John George Anderson Lucas MC 25 April 1921 - 24 May 2013 Territorial Army, Burma

Chindit who took command A Company 3/6th Ghurkhas and pressed forward attacks in Burma for which he was decorated

PORTER Cdr Michael John Porter died 14th June 2013 aged 88

SMITH Air Vice Marshal John Edward Smith CB, CBE, AFC 8 June 1924 - 22nd June 2013

RAF pilot who flew with Fleet Air Arm covering Salerno landings, D-Day, Singapore after VJ Day. Rejoined RAF, V Bombers, AOA Strike Command

TAYLOR Sqn Ldr Paddy Taylor died 22nd June

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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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