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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Tribiutes by comrades and families welcome (see next page)

BLACK Admiral Sir (John) Jeremy Black GBE, KCB, DSO 17 NOvember 1932 - 25 November 2015

HMS Concord - Korea, cdr HMS Fiskerton - Brunei (with Major Jeremy Moore RM) cdr HMS Invincible - Falklands later CinC Naval Home Command

BYWATER Air Cdre David Llewelyn Bywater 16 July 1937 - 24 September 2015

V bomber, Jaguar, test pilot. Devosed Falklands air bridge

CARLILL Rear Adm John Hildred Carlill OBE DL Legiond'Honneur died 10 November 2015 aged 90

CLIFFORD Maj Richard Cormac Clifford RM MBE 15 April 1946 - 15th November 2015

40 Cdo Borneo, 42 Cdo Northern Ireland SBS, parachuted onto Queen Elizabeth 2 in mid Atlantic.

D'UNIENVILLE Lt Alix D'Unienville MBE Free French Corps Auxilliare 8 May 1918 - 10 November 2015

SOE courier in France, arrested in Paris on D Day, escapted during transit to concentration camp

FORD Lt General Sir Robert Ford GCB, CBE

D day tank commander 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, North West Europe campaign, Palestine, 20th Armoured Brigade Germany, Aden. Op Motorman and Bloody Sunday, finally Adjutant General

FRANKLIN Lt Cdr Anthony William Franklin died 11 Non 2015 aged 91

HALES Lt Cdr Douglas Bernard 'Lofty' Hales died 28 October 2015 aged 92, Former 11 Bn Sikh Regt, 2nd Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt), 1st Bn Para Regt

HANNAFORD John (Avro Frederick John) Hannaford 8 April 1917 died 11 Ov 2015 Royal Engineers bomb disposal

HIGGS Cdr Geoffrey Raymond Higgs died 8 November 2015 aged 90

KING Air Vice Marshal Peter Francis King CB, OBE 17 September 1922-  11th Nov 2015 RAF surgeon, author Aviation medecine

KING Air Cdre Patrick King OBE died 8 November 2015 aged 80

LANGDON Lt John Bonsall Langdon RM born 24 April 1921 died 4 November 2015

Landing craft cdr with HMS Broadsword on D Day. 44 Cdo Burma

MACKENZIE Rear Adm David John Mackenzie CB died 26 Nov 2015

MOULIN Cdre Michael Moulin died 22 November 2015 aged 73

PETERS Cdr Gordon Hamiltion Peters died 1 November 2015 aged 96

REYNOLDS Maj Gen Michael Frank Reynolds CB born 3 June 2015 died 21 October 2015

Queen's Royal Regt Korea Commanded 12 mEch. NATO

REYNOLDS Lt Col Ralph Reynolds died 11 Nov 2015 aged 87 Late 6th Gurha Rifles

THORN Cdre Richard (Dick) Montgomery Thorn CBE, RFA dies 12th November 2015 aged 81

WARD Geoffrey Martin Ward DSCdied 10 November 2015 aged 92

WARDE-ALDAM Maj William Warde-Aldam died 22nd November 2015 aged 90

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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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