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inmemoriam

The passing of those who served this country in conflict, as recorded in The Times of London and elsewhere, is recorded on the next page.

 BELL William Bell CMG, MBE 31 December 1919 - 12 September 2013

D-day landings

CROSS Sqn Ldr (Philip Louis) Ulric Cross DSO, DFC 1 May 1917 - 4 October 2013

Trinidad civil servant who volunteered to join the RAF. Flew 80 missions (22 during Battle of Berlin). Pathfinder navigator Blenheims and Mosquitos

GINEVER Lt Col Sydney Ginever ACC died 28th September 2013 aged 87

HALL Surgeon Capt Frederick Leonard Hall RN died 10th October 2013 aged 94

JACKSON R Hugh Jackson MC OBE died 5th October 2013 

LANDELLS Wing Cdr Alexander Blair Landells MBE DFC dies 2nd October 2013 aged 89

MACKENZIE Major Royden Bruce Mackenzie died 5 October 2103

Royal Engineer

ROBINSON Lt Cdr Robert Desmond Robinson died 10 October 2013 aged 85

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