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The passing of those who served our country with distinction, as recored in the Times of London and elsewhere. Comments by friends family and those who served with them are always welcome.

BATEY Mavis Batey MBE 5 May 1921 - 12 November 2013

Bletchley Park - Intelligence Section Knox (Battle of Matapan intercepts)

BROOKS Lt Col Alfred (Reg) Brooks died 4 November 2013 aged 97

BROUGHTON Lt Col Ronnie Keyworth Broughton died 13th November 2013 aged 84

CHURCHER Gp Capt Ronald Churcher DSO, LVO, DFC and bar died 25 Oct 2013 aged 91

CLERIDES Warrant Officer Glafcos Clerides Mnetined in Despatches 24 April 1919 - 15 November 2012

Shot down over Bremen, on 8th Wellington mission. After first escape attempt, kept in chains in Stalag 8b. Escaped at third attempt, reaching Americans. Subsequently Prseident of Cyprus

COSGROVE John Cosgrove CBE RAF died 27 Oct 13

de WARDENER Professor Hugh de Wardener CBE 8 October 1915 - 29 September 2013

RAMC, Changi, Chungkai and other PoW camps in Thailand. Saved many, discovered treatments based on observation of sick and dying prisoners

EAGLES Lt Col James Eagles RM LVO 14 May 1918 - 26 Aug 2013

Heavy anti aircaft india, UK, France, Holland (Bodenplatte)

GERAHTY Col Peter Echlin Gerahty CBE died 15 November 2013

GOLDIE-MORRISON Lt Col Keith Cooper Goldie-Morrison TD died 26 Oct 2013 aged 92

HOLCROFT Major Harry St Johnh Holcroft died 3 Nov 13

HUNT Admiral Sir Nicholas John Streynsham Hunt GCB, LCO 7 Nov 1930 - 25 Oct 2013

C-in-C Fleet

HAYWARD-CRIPPS Lt Col Brian Henry Hayward-Cripps OBE died 24 Oct 13 aged 80. Royal Tank Regt

IVESON Sqn Ldr Thomas Clifford "Tony" Iveson DFC, AE 11 September 1919 - 5 November 2013

Spitfire pilot 616 Sqn Battle of Britain, Lancaster pilot 617 Sqn. Tirpitz raids, Kembs dam, Bergen U boat pens

LANGMEAD Alexander Douglas Graham Langmead TD died 29 Oc 13 aged 89

Yugoslavia with partisans; 195 Provost company, 22 SAS

MCALPINE Kenneth McAlpine RM 30 March 1925 - 29 Oct 2013

Joined under age - D Day Juno Beach, assault on Walcheren island fortress

MCCABE Lt Col Michael Crig McCabe REaged 63

MONTEAGLE Baron, Gerald Spring Rice died 17 November 2013 aged 87. Irish Guards

PORT Lt Cdr Leslie Alan Port MBR died 16th November 2013 aged 65

RICHMOND - COGGAN Col Francis Emile Richmond - Coggan died 7 November 2013 aged 101

ROGERS Philip Walton Rogers MC died 8 November 2013 aged 91

RYALL Brig John Bleadon Ryall CBE 30 June 1922 - 27 Oct 13

SAYER Cdr John Druce Sayer OBE died 27 Oct 13 aged 92

SINNETT Lt Col Richard Sinnett RWF died 1 Nov 13

TOWNSEND Major Sam Townsend MC 27 July 1919 - 15 October 2013

Bridge builder for 7th Armoured Division (Desert Rats) in Western Europe

WILKES Gen Sir Michael Wilkes KCB, CBE, KStJ 11 June 1940 - 27 Oct 13

22 SAS North Borneo, Aden, Commander at 36. Merged SAS and SBS. Cdr UK Field Army. Adjutant General

WILLIAMS Sqn Ldr Joan Williams OBE, MiD (Lady Llewellyn) 24 December 1916 - 26 November 2013

Set up and ran wartime Cabinet Cipher Office 1942-6

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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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