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inmemoriam

Obituaries listed in The Times of London and elsewhere

Lt Commander Anthony Tuke DSC and Bar 28 December 1920 - 15 August 2010
110 wartime operations from Fairey Albacore to Grumman Avengers. First DSC at age of 19 for day bombing invasion barges at Calais.

Captain Michael Parsons 14 March 1918 - 21 September 2010
Medical Officer to Long Range Desert Group in North Africa and Albania

Brigadier Dennis Rendell CBE, MC 2 October 1920 - 22 September 2010
Para who covered withdrawl in Tunisia, captured but escaped in Italy, aided other escapees and led RMPs

Lt Christopher Maude MC 27 May 1920 - 17 October 2010
Para who won MC evacuating his men before Dunkirk then parachuted with SOE into France after D-Day

Vice Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly KBE, CB, OBE 18 July 1915 - 3 October 2010
Naval engineer on HMS Hood, sunk on HMS Naiad, leading post-war revolution in improving operational mobility

Flt Lt Denis Cayford DFC 16 March 1918 - 30 August 2010
Pathfinder navigator over Germany inc Peenemunde, Number 83 in Great Escape

Lt Col Giles 'Joe' Symonds OBE, MC and Bar, TD 28 June 1915 - 15 August 2010
Two Military Crosses after D-Day in Normandy, when seriously wounded,  and on the Dutch-German border 

Prof Kenneth Ingham OBE, MC 9 August 1921 - 13 September 2010
Wounded in the Western Desert; wounded twice in Burma and decorated;Director of Studies at Sandhurst

Sqn Ldr Mahinder Singh Pujji DFC 14 August 1918 - 18 September 2010
Volunteer with RAF, Hurricanes over France, Tomahawks over Western Desert, India, Hurribombers over Burma 

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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.

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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