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inmemoriam

Recording, with thanks for their service to this nation, former members of the Armed Forces. Listed on the next page

ADAMS Lt Cdr John Barham Adams 7 January 1935 - 18 February 2013

BANKS Major Michael Edward Borg Banks RM. MBE 22 Dedcember 1922 - 9 February 2013

Arakan coast, Burma landings, Commando Cliff Assault Wing Aden (Radfan)

BORLAND Captain Malcom John Borland died 27 February 2013

COLLEY Norman Colley RM 22 November 1920 - 17 February 2013

Reserve for Op Frankton (Cockleshell heroes) SBS surveying landing beaches in the Aegean

DARELL Brigadier Sir Jeffrey Lionel Darell MC 2 )ctober 1919 - 27 February 2013

Coldstream Guards. Close protection of Royal Family (Coats Mission) Normandy landings. Decorated for actions in battle for Rhineland 1945. Post war Territorial cdr

FORMAN Lt Col Sir Denis Forman OBE 13 October 1917 - 24 February 2013

Led Argyll and SWutherland Highlanders attack at Monte Casino, wounded

GOW General Sir (James) Michael Gow GCB 3 June 1924 - 26 March 2013

Scots Guards Normandy and North West Europe campaign. Malaya. Finally Cdr Northern Army Group and BAOR

HOPKINS Lt Col Derek Hopkins OBE died 7th March 2013

KETTLEY Staff Sgt Alan Kettley RAF. 20 September 1916 - 22 December 2012

Arnhem glider pilot. Captured when refused to leave wounded at Oosterbeek. Escaped to England. Returned to extract Para escapers with Dutch Resistance

KING Vice Admiral Sir Norman Ross Dutton King KBE died 6 March 2013

LEWIS Col Edward Raymond Lewis CBE died 26 February 2103 aged 98 ex Royal Artillery

LLOYD John Stephen Lloyd MC died 28 February 2013

MILES Cdr Peter Barrett Miles rN died 26th March 2013

MILLAR Richard James Millar MC died 24 February 2013 aged 89

OLVER Wing Cdr Peter Olver DFC 4 April 1917 - 14 February 2013

Battle of Britain pilot (Spitfires) North Africa Hurricane Sqn CO. Italy. Shot down over Sicily during landings. Stalag Luft III

ROBERTS Gp Capt Reginald Leonard Arthur Roberts died 17th February 2013 aged 87

SMITH Flt Lt Alan Smith CBE, DFC and Bar 14 March 1917 - 1 March 2013

Bader's wing-man who was also an ace in own right over Pas de Calais with Tangmere Wing and North Africa (Torch landings)

THOMPSON Sqn Ldr Julian (Jules) Pittis Amherst died 22nd February 2013

TRINKWON Col Bernard B Trinkwon died 19 March 2013 aged 75

VAUX Brigadier Peter Alfred Lincoln Vaux OBE 23 October 1916 - 6 February 2013

Royal tank Regiment. First major British armoured action 1940 Arrass counter-stroke. Western Desert against Italians. Haifa. Injured in Italy, MiD. Malaysia. N Ireland

von KLEIST Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist 10 July 1922 - 8 March 2013 would-be suicide assassin of Hitler

WORSLEY General Sir Richard Edward Worsley GCB, OBE 29 May 1923 - 23 February 2013

Tunisia, Cassino, Rome, Northern Apennines, south of the Po, Suez. Army Quartermaster General

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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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