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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

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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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