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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions for comrades and families welcome

BIGGART Col Dr Samuel Arthur Biggart RAMC died 6th June 2017
CHESWORTH Sir Vice Marshal George Arthur Chesworth CB, OBE, DFC 4 June 1930 - 24 May 2017
National Service, qualified as pilot. Maritime patrol (Flying boats Korean War) RAF Germany, RAF Kinloss. planned Op Black Buck, Falklands campaign
COBB Capt Peter Cobb RN OBE died 24 June 2017 aged 87
HAINES Cdr Paul William Haines died 2 June 2017
JAMIESON Lt Peter Moir Jamieson 11 May 2019 - 30 Spril 2017 Brittany after Dunkirk, 18th Division Singapore 1942 PoW
MARYCHURCH (later Sir) Peter Harvey Marychurch 13 June 1927 -21 May 2017 Wartime RAF later Director of GCHQ
NEVILLE Robin Henry Charles Neville, 10th Lord Braybrooke 29 January 1932 - 5 June 2017 Officer 3rd Bn King's African Rifles Kenya and Malaya
WHITAKER Captain Berenice Whitaker (later Moffitt) WRAC dire 6 June 2017 aged 91
WIGRAM Lt Col Neville Lord Wigram MC 2 August 1915 - 27 May 2017 Dunkirk, North West Europe seized bridge at Aalten
WILLWAY Lt Col Michael Lindsay Willway died 3 June 2017 aged 91 Royal Signals

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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.

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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