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

ANSON Rear Adm Sir Peter Anson Bt CB, DL 31 July 1924 - 17 April 2018

One of the last survivors of sinkings of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Exeter. Japanese POW in Indonesia. HMS Mercury, i/c HMS AlertCdr Naval Forces Gulf 1970. ACDS (Signals)

BENTLEY Roy Bentley 17 May 1924 - 20 April 2018 Royal Navy Atlantic convoys. Later professional footballer with Newcastle United, Chelsea and England

BRIGGS Captain James William Featherstone Briggs RN die 14 May 2018 aged 86

BUTLER Captain Kenneth Frederick Butler MC 29 October 1923 - 20 April 2018 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars Northern Germany . Later racing commentator

CHAUNDLER Col Robert James Chaundler OBE 25 March 2015 - 23 March 2016

Royal Artillery. Destroyed guns during Dunkirk withdrawal. 46 ID Op Torch. HQ Op Market Garden. Indian Independence staff. Mau Mau Kenya. Berlin Wall contingency plans

CORMACK Lt Col John Napier Cormack MBE, MC 4 August 1927 - 9 April 2018

MIne clearance, laying in Korea (MC); Cyprus during Eoka; Germany (inc photographing new Soviet equipment)

CORNOCK Maj Gen Archibald Rae Cornock CB OBE died 27 April 2018 aged 97 Indian Army and RAOC

DE PAS Lt Cdr Robert Eliot Frank De Pass died 17 April 2018 aged 96

EBERLE Adm Sir James Eberle GCB died 17th May 2018 aged 90

FORBES-ROBERTSON Cdr Kenneth Hugh Forbes-Roberston died 10th May 2018

HUNT-DAVIS Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-David

LE CHEMINANT Air Chief Marshall Sir Peter de Lacey Le Cheminant GBE, KCB, DFC 17 June 1920 - 8 April 2018

Flew 73 types of aircraft. Bomber pilot supporting BEF, anti invasion, 1000 bomber raid support, Dieppe raid, Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno 80 ops. 22 ops over Korea. RAF Germany, Singapore (Indonesia). Later VCDS, Dep CinC AFCE

PRIDEAUX Walter Prideaux MC died 14th May 2018

RELLIE Alastair James Carl Euan Rellie CMG 5 April 1935 - 10 April 2018 SIS/MI6 finally Director of counter intelligence and security

SCASE Flg Off Rodney Diran Scase DFC8 April 1921 - 25 February 2018 Spitfire pilot

Over 200 sorties with 72 Sqn North Africa, Italy  ( Downed 4, damaged 3.) and later No 1 Sqn escorting bombers over North West Europe

SAMPSON James (Jimmy) Sampson DFC died 1st May 2018 aged 96

WILLIAMSON Marshal of the RAF Sir Keith Alec Williamson GCB, AFC 25 February 1928 - 25 February 2018

From Air Force Apprentice in 1945 to Chief of the Air Staff. RAF Germnay, RAAF in Korea (Meteor), AFC flying Lightnings Support Command, Strike Command. .C in C when RAF bombed Port Stanley airfield in Falklands conflict. Campaigned for what became Eurofighter

WOOLNOUGH Brigadier Herbert (Berite) Arthur Woolnough CBE 16 April 1939 - 21 March 2018 Sherwood Foresters. Malaya. Londonderry . Falklands. Bangladesh. later ACS HQ UK Land Forces

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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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