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inmemoriam

Obituaries published in The Times of London and elsewhere

Sgt James Rodger DCM, MM 7 October 1919 - 7 October 2010
Led reconnaissance missions instead of officers against the Japanese in Burma

Sqn Ldr James Marquis DFC 16 October 1921 - 19 October 2010
Navigator decorated for low level attacks on Japanese supply lines in Burma and 58 sorties

Stephen Whitwell CMG, MC 31 July 1920 - 6 October 2010
Overcame polio to win MC at Balltle of Orinoto, stationed in Austria when Cossacks repatriated to USSR

Robert Babington DSC 9 April 1920 - 12 September 2010
Naval aviator in Mediterranean theatre and off Europe, and night fighters, sunk with HMS Dasher in the Clyde

Lt Commander Donald Macqueen MBE 12 November 1920 - 1 September 2010
Helped train more than 900 wartime naval pilots on carrier operations following service on HMS Illustrious

Vice Admiral Sir Richard Peek KBE,CB, DSC 30 July 1914 - 28 August 2010

Senior gunnery officer on ship suffereing 5 direct hits from kamikazes who also commanded in Korean War


Lt Colonel David Rose DSO and Bar 23 March 1912 - 24 October 2010
Black Watch bayonet charge in British Somaliland and Second Battle of the Hook in Korea led to decorations

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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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