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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

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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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