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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country - see page 2. Contributions and comments from comrades and family welcome

BRIDGES Lt Col E Robin Bridges RM OBE died 18 June 2015 aged 95

EDWARDS Lt Col Brian Leslie Edwards RM died 23 May 2015

FRASER Ian Fraser OBE DSC Fleet Air Arm pilot 9 November 1918 - 7 March 2015

Torpedoed Italian cruiser Duca degli Abruzzi flying Albercore from Malta. Beaufighters shot down May 41. Again March 43 over Palermo. Lookout on Great Escape Stalg Luft III

GRIFFITHS later Lord (William) Hugh Griffiths MC26 September 1923 - 30 May 2015  2nd (Tank) Bn Welsh Guards Belgium 1944

HILEY Cdr Ian Patrick Hiley died 20 June 2015 aged 85

HORNBY Col Robert John Augustine Hornby OBE 

JOHNSON Capt Michael Johnson RN died 6 June 2015

MALLAS Major Peter Mallas died 9 June 2015 aged 77

OWEN Lt Col David Lawrence Headon Owen died 27 May 2015 aged 86

STEPHENSON Maj Gen John Aubrey Stephenson died 24 May 2015

TINDALL Sqn Ldr Philip Leslie Tindall died 19th May 2015

TOWILL Major John Michael Towill died 3 June 2015 aged 86

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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.

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