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Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades, friends and family welcome

ARMYTAGE Captain David George Armytage RN CBE died 8th February 2015 aged 85

BENNION Francis Alan Roscoe Bennion, RAFVR,  2 January 1923 - 28 January 2015 221 Sqn Coastal Command

BROMILOW Cdr Frank Bromilow RN died 23rd February 2015 aged 92

BUTSON Col Arthur Richard Cecil Butson GC(originally Albert Medal) 24 October 1922 - 24 March 2015 Falklands Islands Dependencies survey. Antarctic rescue

CROSKELL Flt Lt Michale Croskell RAFVR 13 September 1919 - 15 January 2015

Hurricane pilot. Dunkirk. Shot down and wounded on Battle of Britain Day 15 September 1940 after 3 "kills"

CUNDY Geoffrey Cundy MC died 27th March 2015 aged 101

DOUGLAS Paul Michael Douglas (born Konrad Paul Korn) 14 April 1917 - 9 February 2015

German who came to England and volunteered for Army. Pioneer Corps, Intelligence Corps, eavesdropping on captured Germans

DUMAS Col Jeremy Dumas died 22nd February 2015 aged 72

DYMOKE Lt Col John Lindley Marmion Dymoke MBE 1 September 1926 - 21 March 2015

Hereditary Queen's Champion. Royal Lincs/Royal Anglians. Sumatra. Malaya, Aden

ERSKINE-TULLOCH Brigadier Rolland Padraig Stewart Erskine-Tulloch CBE died 11th May 2015 aged 96

GIBSON Col John Robert Gibson died 20th February 2015 aged 85 Gurkha Signals

GOODRUM Wing Cdr Stanley Goodrum died 15 March 2015 aged 84

GRAY Lt Ronald Peter Gray MBE died 25th March 2015 aged 99 RE bomb disposal

GREENFIELD Cdre Gordon Greenfield RNR died 2nd March 2015 aged 87

GREEN-WILKINSON John Charles Cuthbert Green-Wilkinson MBE MC died 6th March 2015 aged 93

GUYER Lt Col Simon Thomas Glode Guyer RM died 17th March 2015

HASLETT Lt Col Philip Handfield Haslett MBE died 7th February 2015 aged 88

HYNES Lt Col Francis Hynes MM. Evader and escaper in Italy. Commissioned 1952 India, Malaya, Germany

KNAPTON Gp Capt Peter Alfred Knapton OBE DFC dies 2nd March 2015 aged 93 257 Sqn Hurricanes

LEPPER Major Charles Francis Lepper KRRC died 27th January 2015 aged 92

LLOYD-JONES Col David Llloyd-Jones OBE died 6th FEbruary 2015 aged 90

MACKIE OF BENSHIE George Yull Mackie, Lord Mackie of Glenshie CBE, DSO, DFC 10 July 1919 - 17 February 2015

86 missions as navigator with Bomber Command over Europe, North Africa

MACKINNON Lt Col Ian Kroyer MacKinnon died 18th February 2015

MANGHAM Major General W Desmond Mangham CB 29 August 1924- 23 November 2014

Western Front, Malayan Emergency, Germany, Kenya, finally Vice Quartermaster General

MANSON Peter G Manson died 8th February 2015 aged 89

206 Sqn Coastal Command pilot and air traffic controller

MARSON Col Anthony Edward Marson REME dies 3rd February 2015 aged 88

MARTIN Brig David Jonathan Richard Martin CBE died 2nd March 2015 aged 57

MASON Sir (Basil) John Mason 18 August 1923 - 6 January 2015

RAF radar branch WWII , later Director General Met Office

MCCREATH Lt Henry Gourlay McCreath MBE Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 20 June 2015-22 January 2015

Captured in Singapore, Burma Railway, Far East Prisoner of War Club

MCCLUSKEY Gp Captain Chris McCluskey died 19th March 2015

MAITLAND John Andrew Charles Maitland TD died 7th February 2015 aged 60

MEASEY Lt Col Norman Robert Measey died 11th February 2015 aged 82 REME

MISKIN Captain George William Semark Miskin JP DL dies 18th February 2015

MOLYNEAUX James Henry Molyneaux 27 August 1920 - 9 March 2015

RAF D Day, Belsen Later MP, Ulster Unionist Leader, Lors Molyneaux of Killead

NUNN Gp capt Barry Edward Nunn OBE died 20 March 2015 aged 73

OVERBURY Lt Col Colin Overbury CBE, OBE (Mil) died 23rd March 2015 aged 84

PALMER Richard Augustus (Peter) Palmer OBE TD DL died 7th February 2015 aged 102

PHILIP-SMITH John Philip-Smith MC died 25th March 2015 aged 94

REES William Jeffrey Rees DFC died 13 March 2015 aged 94

SEABOURNE Sqn Ldr John Patrick Seabourne died 14th January 2015 aged 93 226 Sqn

SHACKLETON Staff Sgt Arthur Shackleton 24 October 1918 - 28 December 2014 wartime gliger pilot

Op Market Garden (escaped) Op Varsity

SHARKEY Commander Eric W "Sharkey" Ward RN died 21st February 2015

Advocate for the Harrier and Naval Aviation

SIMMONDS Ralph Simmonds RN died 24 February 2015 aged 92

SPICER Major Sir JamesWilton Spicer 4 October 1925 - 21 March 2015 Ox and Bucks Regt Ardennes ; 1 Para Suez

STEWART-WILSON Col Ralph Stewart-Wilson of Balnakeilly MC died 2nd February 2015 aged 92

The Rifle Brigade, Staffs Regt and 60th Rifles

TILLETT Colonel John Maurice Arthur Tillett 4 November 1919 - 14 December 2014 2nd Bn Ox & Bucks, 6th Airborne Divn D-Day, Op Varsity Rhine crossing

VILLIERS Marie Jose Villers (nee de la Barre d'Erquellines) 30 April 1916 - 1 February 2015

Belgian Resistance worker, author of "Granny was a spy"

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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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