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inmemoriam

Recording, with thanks for their service to this nation, the passing of former military personnel (see next page) Additional information from families welcome.

AUSTIN Derek Stanley Austin 14 June 1925 - 6 May 2013

49 Squadron, Lancaster pilot

BENTLEY Captain Robert Bentley MC 20 December 1922 - 3 March 2013

8th Army in North Africa and member of SOE during the Italian campaign in 1945

BURCH Major General Keith Burch CB, CBE 31 May 1931 - 27 March 2013

Korea, Aden ACDS (Personnel and Logistics)

DARELL Brigadier Sir Jeffrey Darell Bt MC 2 October 1919 - 27 February 2013

Cleared a road during 1945 Battle of the Rhineland and took 120 prisoners. Previously had been wartime close protection of Royal Family

FALCONER Surgeon Cdr Alan Scott Falconer died 2nd May 2013 aged 91

JOHNSTON Cdr David Riley Johnston OBE, DSC died 11th May 2013 aged 91

MILES Captain Eric Charles "Mickey" Miles OBE died 18th May 2013 aged 89

MILLER Major David Miller died 24th May 2013 aged 83

MORGAN-GILES Rear Admiral Sir Morgan Morgan-Giles

Latterly an MP

SATOW Lt Cdr Paul Satow MBE 23 September 1921 - 2 February 2013

Winessed sinking of HMS Prince of wales (from destroyer HMS Express); escorted convoy on D Day; post war mine sweeping flotilla in home waters

SHEPHERD Dr H R (Oobs) Shepherd DSC died 29th April 2013 aged 94

STOKES Lt Cdr James Barratt Stokes RN died 20 May 2013 aged 87

WAGGITT William Cl;ement Waggitt RNVR died 14 May 2013 aged 98

WATERMAN Lt Cdr Jack Waterman RNVR died 18th May 2013

WESTBY Major David Francis Westby Royal Engineers dioed 30th April 2013

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0 #1 Peter Waggitt 2013-06-17 02:37
Trained King Alfred, Brighton
Served on HMS Furious and then HMS Victorious in Atlantic, Pacific and Meditaerranean. As he talked of visiting Panama Canal and Pearl harbour I presume he was on Victorious when it was USS Robin for a time in 1943. Worked in the Secretariat as Personal Assistant to Chief Air Officer (Med) FAA in Malta as his last posting. I believe.Demobbed as Lieut. Cmndr (S) RNVR in 1946
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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.

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