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memorial2 nWe mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from families and colleagues welcome.

ABBOTT Wing Cdr Christopher J Abbott RAF Regt died 14 November 2018 aged 67

ANGELA Gp Capt David Wilfred Francis Angela died 15th Novemner 2018 aged 80

BECKETT Maj Gen Edwin Norace Alexander Beckett CB, MBE died 15 November 2018 late Prince of Wales's Own Regt

BLAKE Naomi Blake 1924 – November 2018 Auschwitz survivor. Haganah wounded near Jerusalem. Later sculptor

DANIEL Major Richard Daniel MBE Royal Artillery died 29 November 2018
HUXTABLE General Sir Charles Richard Huxtable KCB, CBE, DL died 26 November 2018

IRONS WO Henry John (Harry) Irons DFC 12 January 1924 – 10 November 2018 (APPG for Armed Forces/ U K Defence Forum guest)
90 plus missions as rear gunner Lancasters and Halifaxes. Lied about his age to join RAF

KINGSHOTT Air VM Ken Kingshott CBE DFC died 8 November 2018 aged 94

LAMB Wing Cdr Phil Lamb died 14 November 2018 aged 47

LOVEJOY Lt Cl Douglas Lovejoy MBE died 14 November 2018

MACKANESS Brigadier James Richard St Duthus MacKaness died 16 November 2018 aged 61

ROSS Brigadier Alan Ross died 2 December 2018 aged 90

TRUMPINGTON Jean Alys Campbell-Harris, Baroness Trumpington 23 October 1922 – 26 November 2018 Land girl, naval intelligence at Bletchley Park. Later Govt minister

WILLAN Cdr Derek Willan DSC 13 June 1917 – 4 November 2018

HMS Frobisher, Icarus (off Dunkirk DSC), Shikari (NW Approaches), Ilex (Sicily), Catterick (in command, southern France, Greek islands), post war HMS Narvik (nuclear test)

WOODROW Hugh Woodrow died November 2018 aged 83. Ex Royal Engineers Survey Regt

WYNNE Wing Cdr John Wynne DFC 8 May 1921 – 19 November 2018
40 missions in Wellingtons inc Malta . Returned alone badly damaged from Leipzig March 1945214 Sqn. Some of crew murdered. Post war Mosquitos, V bomber, Suez


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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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