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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from colleagues or families always welcome on the next page

ABBOTT Admiral Sir Peter Charless Abbott GBE KCB died 28th September 2015

BEETHAM Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael James Beetham GCB CBE DFC AFC 17 May 1923 - 24 October 2015

Wartime bomber pilot, Wellingtons, Lancasters 25 plus raids inc Berlin 1958 CO 214 Sqn Valiant nuclear bombers CO AdenCAS 1977-82 Falklands Vulcan raid. Introduced Tornado

BELL Lt Cdr Brian Bell RN MBE died 14th October 2015

CHESTER Maj Gen John Shane Chester RM OBE 21 April 1944 - 10 September 2015

Borneo, N Ireland, (MiD), SBS, Chief of Staff 3 Cdo Bgde Falklands landings 1982 RCDS

CUFFE Lt Cdr Ian Devereaux Cuffe died 17th October 2015

DAVIES Lt Col Michael John Herbert RA died 28th September 2015 aged 86

DELME-MURRAY Lt Col George Philip Alexander Delme-Murray DSO, MBE 13th July 1921 - 28th September 2015 Dogra Regt, King's Shropshire Light Infantry

DENTON Col 'Dick' Charles William Denton RA died 3rd October 2015 aged 81

EBERHARDIE Maj Gen Charles Edward Eberhardie MBE, MC 22 December 1924 - 3 October 2015

12 Para Palestine Royal Norfolks Korea (MC) CO 2 Para Indonesia Confrontation  16 Parachute Brigade Asst Chief of Staff (Intelligence) SHAPE

GRAHAM Stuart Twentyman Graham CBE, DFC August 1921 - 2nd October 2015

HARRISON Cdr Richard Anthony Harrison RN died 24th September 2015 aged 61

HURLOCK Gp Capt William John Hurlock died 20 October 2015 aged 94 97 Sqn and 2ATAF

LISTER Brigadier Robert W M Lister, RE died 17th October 2015 aged 90

MONK Sqn Ldr Keith Leslie Monk died 15 October 2015 aged 81

MONRO-DAVIS Robin Dominic Monro-Davis 7 September 1940 - 19 September 2015 Fleet Air Arm pilot inc Malaya

SAR (later Garay) Odette Strugo Garay 25 April 1919 - 22 September 2015 FANY and later SOE "Stationer" circuit in France, escaped via Pyrenees where she met Garay

SWINDELLS Maj Gen George Michael Geoffrey Swindells CB died 13 October 2015

THWAITES Cdre Gerard 'Gus' Arthur Thwaites died 20th September 2015

WALSH Maj Gen Michael John Hatley Walsh CB, CBE, DSO 10 June 1927 - 13 October 2015

KRRC (60th Rifles) Italy-Yugoslav border 1946; 16 Para Cyprus, dropped into Suez; 3 Para Aden (DSO) 3rd Inf Divn; Dir Army Trg later Chief Scout

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In the service of our country.

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