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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served their country in times of conflict. Additional materail by friends and relatives is always welcome

BARNES Wg Cdr Douglas John Barnes MBE died 28 March 2014 aged 93

BLAIR Cdr Alister Hunter Blair died 16th March 14 aged 83

DUDLEY Lt The Earl of Dudley 5 January 1920 - 16 November 2013

10th Royal Hussars, injured in Italy Sept 1944

EASTWOOD Lt Col Geoffrey Bernard Eastwood died 19th March 2014

FOSTER Cdr Robin Foster OBE 12 May 1924 - 8 January 2014

GARWAY-TEMPLEMAN Mayor Patrick Duncan Garway-Templeman Royal Signals died 18 March 14

LUNGHI Hugh Albert Lunghi 3 August 1920 - 14 March 2014 Churchill's interpreter, first Britsh soldier into Reich Chancellery. Montgomery's translator in 1948 Berlin blockade talks

MONTAGU-SMITH Wing Cdr Arthur Montagu-Smith MiD 17 July 1915 - 18 January 2014

264 Sqn Battle of Britain Defiants 221 Sqn Coastal Command anti subs 248 Sqn Beaufighters anti sub and shipping

MORRIS Oswald Morris DFC, AFC Bomber Command. Film director

MURRAY Wing Cdr Thomas Charles (Tucker) Murray DSO, DFC and Bar died 2nd March 14 aged 95

O'LEARY Lt Col Denis O'Leary OBE, MC and Bar 24 July 1924 - 13 March 14

British Indian Army, Burma (MCduring advance to Irrawaddy River. MBE fighting dacoits post war. Royal Artillery Gurkas Hong Kong OBE in command 1/7th GR), East Malaysia (Bar to MC)

ROBERTS Jerry Roberts MBE 18 Nov 1920 - 25 March 2014

Cryptograoher and linguist at Bletchley Park Tunny/Lorenz/Testery

SACKVILLE HAMILTON Lt Col James Sackville Hamilton RE died 12th February 2014

STIBBON General Sir John Stibbon KCB, OBE 5 January 1935 - 9 February 2014

Cold war commander in Germany. Master General of the Ordnance 1985

TURNER FO Colin William Carstairs Turner CBE, DFC dies 21st March 14 aged 92 223 squadron 1942-44

TYSON John Baird Tyson OBE, MC died 10 March 14

WEBER-BROWN Major Simon Gillilan Weber-Brown died 3 March 14 aged 84

WHITE Lt Col Terence Clement White died 14 March 14

WILKINSON John Arbuthnot Du Cane Wilkinson 23 Sept 1940 - 1 March 2014

Attended Cranwell, RAF Northolt his constituency PPS to Def Sec John Nott during Falklands. Courteous, knowledgeable, principled, a friend.

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In the service of our country.

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