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We mark the passing of those who have served this country. (This list first published on 11th November, Remembrance Day. Pictured is a Bluet de France - which commemorates the 1.5 million French killed in combat in two World Wars. Not as widely worn as the poppy. The UK is not the only one with lost generations, and while we spend the NATO target and participate in international operations, we never forget there's a butcher's bill to be paid too.

bLUETIMG 20161109 113604In War: Resolution,

In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will
- Winston S Churchill)

ANDERSON Roger Anderson RAF died 27 November 2016

ARCULUS (Sir) Ronald Arculus KCVO 11 February 1923 - 28 August 2016 wartime officer 4th Queen's Own Hussars in Italy, later diplomat

BURBRIDGE Wing Cdr Branse (Bransome) Arthur Burbridge DSO & bar, DFC & Bar 4 February 1921 - 1 November 2016

Night fighter pilot over UK and German. 100+ sorties. 21 victories inc V-1s 85 Sqn. Mosquitos. ¬¬¬¬¬¬†Cdr Night Fighter Leader's School

CAREY Major Arthur Carey REME died 18 October 2016 aged 101

DOWNIE Lt Cdr John Alexander Downie MBE died 4th November 2016 aged 82

DRISCOLL Lt Col Patrick Robert Terrence (Terry) Driscoll RE died 26 October 2016 aged 85

FEAR Lt Alexander Douglas Fear DSC 16 July 1919 - 28 October 2016

i/c HMML346 Dieppe raid (destoyed German armed tanker) and D Day(escort off Omaha Beach)

FERRIER Major Richard Anthony Plowden Gournay Ferrier. Royal Norfolk Regt died 3 November 2016 aged 96

FRY Lt Richard Moel Fry MC Chevalier Legion d'Honneur 22 May 1924 - 11 October 2016

i/c 3rd Parachute Brigade D-Day held village of Le Mesnil (Cherbourg peninsula) 6th Airborne Divn Palestine

HERRON Captain John Herron RN died 4 November 2016 aged 88

KIMM Captain Peter Richard David Kimm OBE RN died 23rd October 2016 aged 88

LITTLE Lt Cdr Richard Stenhouse Little RN died 4 November 2016

McGILP Major Peggy McGilp (nee Tombs) QARANC, ARRC died 21 Novembe 2016

MONTGOMERY Lt Col Robert Kerr Montgomery MC 3 November 1920 - 20 October 2016

Explosive demolition expert. Wounded in Op Chariot (St Nazaire Raid) 1942 Oflag IX. Palestine. 2 i/cTanganyika Army

MURPHY Lt Col Norman Thomas Phillip Murphy 20 May 1933 - 18 October 2016

National Service (Gren Howards) Later rejoined RASC Egypt, Aden, Germany, Norhern Ireland. Logistics and PG Wodehouse expert

PAGET Lt Col Sir Julian Tolver Paget Bt, CVO 11 July 1921 - 25 September 2016

Coldstream Guards 5th Bn Guards Armoured after D Day, attempted to relieve Arnhem. Palestine. Pentagon. Kenya. Aden (security secretariat) Military historian

PERRY Sgt James "Jimmy" Perry OBE Royal Artillery Far East 20 September 1923 - 23 October 2016 Comedy genius

POORE Sqn Ldr Arthur Frank Poore DFC 22 May 1920  - 15 November 2016

RAF VR 106 Sqn 18 sorties over Germany 617 Sqn (Dambusters) as a replacement for losses Tested "Tallboy" Raids on U Boat pens, V3 sites, D Day Windows. Transports to India

RATCLIFF Wing Cdr Leonard Fitch Ratcliff DSO, DFC and bar, AFC, Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre 27 July 1919 - 1 April 2016

49 Sqn Scampton 29 raids in Hampdens. 1943 i/c 161 Sqn Halifaxes dropping agents and other special opns. Took surrender of German forces in Trondheim

SAUNDERS Col David Saunders died 12 November 2016 Gordon Highlanders

SEWELL Col Toby (John Walter) Sewell died 26 November 2016 The Queen's Regt

TRUGLIA Stephen Truglia RM 3 October 1962 - 17 November 2016 SAS Iran Embassy siege

VINER Able Seaman Harold Victor (Vic) Viner . 21 March 1917 - 29 September 2016

Joined Royal Navy 1933. Abyssinia, China station. Op Dynamo (Dunkirk) beachmaster. Wounded. Landed at Cherbourg (demolition) Atlantic convoys

WADE Ethel (Effie) Vera Wadw ARRC died 20 November 2016 aged 85. Senior nursing officer QARNNS

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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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