Friday, 20 April 2018
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.

     |      View our Twitter page at     |     


Those who served are honoured one last time in The Times and elsewhere

BRIGGS-WATSON Lt Col Bryan Briggs-Watson 2 Feb 1933 - 16 Oct 2012 Musician

BRYSON Col Graeme Bryson OBE 4 Feb 1913 - 28 Sept 12 Territorial

COLE Sqn Ldr Michael Cole OBE 10 April 1935 - 25 Sept 2012 

CONSTANT Brigadier John Constant RE died 1st November 2102 aged 96
Engineer in the Western Desert, Burma. Chief Engineer, Arab Legion. Commandant Porton Down

DENMAN Charles Spencer (5th Baron) CBE, MC, TD died 21 Nov 2012 aged 96

DERRICK Lt Cdr Anthony Noel Derrick RN died 27th October 2012

FISHER Lt John Vavasseur Fisher, 3rd Baron  RNVR DSC died 31st October 2012
Motor torpedo boats in North Sea

HALL Lt Col Robert Hall OBE TD MiD* 25 May 1917 - 25 Oct 2012
 TA and RASC Western Desert (8th Army 7th Armoured), Syria, Malta, Germany (11th Armoured). Scout movement

MORETON Sir John Moreton KCMG, KCVO, MC 28 December 1917 - 14 October 2012
Royal Artillery. Withdrew from Dunkirk, decorated and wounded at Kohima. Post wat Colonial Service and diplomat

STROMSHELM Birger Stromshelm MM 11 October 1911 - 10 November 2012
SOE team member who successfully placed the explosives in heavy water plant at Vemork  (Heroes of Telemark)

TREMLETT Col Edward Heath Tremlett died 13 Nov 2012 aged 83

Add comment

Security code

Latest from

  • KP- Afghan forces retake outposts built by Pakistan in the outskirts of Paktia
    The Afghan border police forces retook the outposts built by the Pakistani military in the outskirts of Paktia along the Durand Line. The provincial government media office in a statement said the outposts were built Anzarkai Kandu and Sarkai areas of Dand-e-Pathan district.
  • BNA- Civilian Gunned Down By Taliban Militants
    An innocent civilians martyred by Taliban militants in central Parwan province yesterday. Noor Aqa Sami district governor of Siagard district by confirming the incident told BNA reporter, Nematullah 32-year-old was martyred by Taliban militants in Shahi Khail village, Siagard district of the province. The militants first sharply beaten Nematullah then shooting him, Sami added.
  • KP- 68 militants killed, wounded in coordinated air, ground operations
    The Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials are saying that 68 militants were killed or wounded during the coordinated air and ground operations in various provinces of the country in the past 24 hours. MoD deputy spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish told reporters in Kabul that a total of 31 militants were killed ad 37 others were wounded during the operations.
  • KP- Senior Taliban leader and a woman killed in Logar province
    A local senior Taliban leader was killed during the clashes with the Afghan security forces in central Logar province of Afghanistan. The provincial government in a statement said the incident took place in the vicinity of the provincial capital after the Afghan forces were ambushed by a group of Taliban insurgents.

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.


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.