Thursday, 16 August 2018
logo
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.
        



dv-header-dday
     |      View our Twitter page at twitter.com/defenceredbox     |     

inmemoriam

Marking on the next page the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome.

CHIPP Lt Col Reginald Napier Chipp died 1st June 2016 aged 97

CHURCH Lt Col Jerome Wilfred Church OBE (civil) MBE (military) Royal Regt of Fusiliers died 11 June 2016 aged 68

A previous speaker to MPs at the U K Defence Forum. BLESMA - limbless ex servicemen's charity. Lost leg to IED in Northern Ireland 1972

CLEMENTS Edward Alan Clements RAF 11 July 1924 - 11 April 2016 Wartime flying instructor, Rhodesia

COOPER Lt Cdr Reginald William Binch Cooper 5 November 1928 - 7 March 2016

HMS Implacable, HMS Loch Arkaig, HMS Cumberland (1951-1959)

COOKE Cynthia Felicity Joan Cooke CBE 11 June 1919- 20 April 2016 Matron-in-Chief QARNNS

Repatriating Allied PoWs in Far East. Hospital ship HMS Formidable later Hong Kong, Malta

DELLER Brig William Charles Deller died 27 June 2016 aged 88. Suffolk Regt

DOREHILL Flt Lt Patrick Arthur Dorehill RAFVR DSO, DSC and Bar 4 July 1921 - 7 June 2016 

60+ ops. Lancasters inc daylight raid on Bavaria , 7 on Berlin

EELES Elsie 3 May 1923 - 17 May 2016 Wireless operator foe SOE agents in Burma, based at Mountbatten's HQ

GROVE-WHITE Col Nigel Fitzgibbon Grove-White Royal Artillery died 11 June 2016 aged 93

HALL Brig Robert W S Hall died 17th June 2016 aged 77

HERVEY Rear Admiral John Bethell Hervey CB OBE 14 May 1928 - 27 May 2016

Cdr, HMS Warspite hunter-killer. FOS Cdr 2nd Sub Sqn, Naval Attache Washington during Falklands conflict

KELSEY Maj Gen John Kelsey CBE. Royal Engineer died 10 June 2016 aged 95

KING Sam Beaver King MBE 20 February 1926 - 17 June 2016

RAF (engineer) 1944-47 and 1948-1952 Came back to UK on Empire Windrush

MATTHEW Sqn Ldr Allan Matthew DFC died 28 June 2016 aged 94

MOORE Sir John Moore KCVO, CB, DSC died 20 June 2016 

RENTON Air Cdre Dr Helen Ferguson Renton CB, ADC died 2nd June 2016 aged 85 Director WRAF 1980-86

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Latest from icasualties.org

  • KP- ISIS claims responsibility for the deadly attack in Kabul city
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility behind the deadly attack in capital Kabul targeting an education center. The group’s Amaq news agency claimed the responsibility by issuing short statement on Thursday. Without disclosing further proofs, the group claimed that a suicide bomber belonging to the group carried out an attack in Shi’ite area o Kabul city.
  • 1tvnews- Siege near spy training center in Kabul ends
    Afghan forces killed two gunmen who entered an unfinished building to launch attack on nearby intelligence service training center in Kabul on Thursday. The gunmen got into the building in Qalai Wazir in Police District 5, west Kabul, around 10:00a.m. Sporadic gunfires, and a couple of explosions were heard from site of the attack and after six hours, authorities declared that the siege ended.
  • KP- Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in US airstrikes in Helmand
    The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties during the airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The provincial government media office in a statement said the US forces carried out airstrikes targeting Taliban militants in Nad Ali district. The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chah Anjir area of the district, leaving at least 13 militants dead.
  • KP- Fresh clashes erupt among Taliban and ISIS in Nangarhar province
    Fresh clashes have erupted among the Taliban militants and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) militants in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the latest clashes have erupted between the two sides in Deh Bala district. The source further added that the latest clashes have left one ISIS militant dead so far.
  • KP- Bodies of Pakistanis killed in Ghazni city being shifted to Pakistan
    Khattak was citing reports regarding the killing and apprehension of several Pakistani militants during the Ghazni clashes as he asked the Pakistani authorities in for an explanation. Calling the involvement of the Pakistani militants the repetition of the Jalalabad fiasco in 1989, Khattak said authorities in Pakistan must change its policy.
  • rferl- Afghanistan, The 'Unintended Casualty' Of U.S. Sanctions On Iran
    As the United States reinstates crippling economic sanctions on Iran, Washington's ally in the region, Afghanistan, could become collateral damage. A first wave of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under a 2015 nuclear deal went back into effect on August 7, targeting the country's economy. But Washington's censures of Tehran will also hurt Afghanistan, which has forged increasingly strong economic links with its western neighbor.
  • Reuters- Afghan Taliban considering Eid holiday ceasefire
    The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week’s Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, two senior Taliban officials said. They said no decision had been taken but senior leaders would meet either on Tuesday evening or Wednesday to discuss the option, which was being pushed by some Muslim states and other parties with good relations to the movement.
  • KP- Afghan forces foil bomb explosions in two different parts of Kabul
    The Afghan security forces have foiled two explosions in two different parts of capital Kabul as the anti-government armed militants are attempting to increase attacks in key provinces and cities of the country. The Criminal Investigation Department said Tuesday that an improvised explosive device was discovered from Deh Mazang area of the city close to Park Shahr.
  • Stripes- Battle for Ghazni ebbs as Taliban capture base in northern Afghanistan
    The U.S. military appears to have ended its bombing campaign in the embattled city of Ghazni, which was the scene of heavy fighting after the Taliban tried to storm it on Friday. An Afghan-led clearing operation to drive the last remaining insurgents from the city, located about 100 miles southwest of Kabul, was underway on Tuesday evening, but no U.S. air support had been needed for the first time since fighting started on Friday, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement.
  • Reuters- Afghan forces say regaining control of much of besieged city
    After five days of fighting, Ghazni, a strategically vital center two hours from Kabul on the main highway between the capital and southern Afghanistan was a city of burned-out buildings and vehicles with bodies lying in the streets. Local officials had been warning for months that the Taliban’s growing control over surrounding districts had left Ghazni vulnerable to attack and President Ashraf Ghani faced bitter accusations over the failure to protect the city.

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.

 

Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.