Monday, 20 November 2017
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We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

FARQUHAR-SMITH Gp Captain Horace Farquhar-Smith died 25th October 2017 aged 77

KERR (Francis) Harry Kerr 11 November 1927 - 22 October 2017 Fleet Air Arm aerial reconnaisance

IMBERT (Later Lord) Peter Michael Imbert CVO, QPM 27 April 1933 - 13 November 2017 Natioanl Sevice RAF police

LAWSON Capt R Maxwell RN died 8 November 2017

LOFTHOUSE, Joy Lofthouse wartime ATA pilot from 1943. Ferried 18 different sorts of aeroplane. Details to follow

MONTAGNON Captain Peter Ernest Arthur 24 April 1925 - 27 October 2017 Signals, Malaya. Post war MI6

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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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