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inmemoriam

On the next page we mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome.

AMBROSE Basil George Ambrose died 15 September 2016 RAF 467 and 617 Sqns

ANSON Colin (Claus Ascher) Anson and Alice (Alice Gross) Anson She died 16th June he 27 June 2016. German, Austrian refugees

He born 13 February 1922, Kindertransport Pioneer Corps, RM Commando. Sicily landings. 2 Cdo Greece. Sgt Field Security Service. She was born 22 September 1924, volunteered for WAAF 1943 aerial photographic interpretaion.

BLAIR Sqn Ldr Ian Blair DFM 19 JUly 1918 - 5 October 2016

NCO Observer who flew Blenheim after pilot killed over North Africa. Retrained as pilot, Spitfires over Europe, post war Singapore and Malta

DANIEL Reginald Jack Daniel RN OBE died 28 September 2016 aged 96

At Bikini atom bomb test. Later DG Ships for MoD

de MOWBRAY Stephen de Mowbray 15 August 1925 - 4 October 2016

Wartime Fleet Air Arm Observer 1945. Subsequently joined SIS

FOWLE Col Anthony Peter Headley Bruce Fowle MC died 15th September 2016 aged 95

KEMMIS BETTY Lt Col Peter Kemmis Betty MC 9 May 1916 - 25 August 2016

2nd Goorkha Rifles. Fighting retreat through Malaya to Singapore. Changi. Malay during insurgency. MiD i/c 2/2nd GR. Military Attache Kathmandu

LAMBERT Wing Cdr (Leonard) Lenny Horace Lambert DFC AFC 21 October 1919 - 6 September 2016

Flew Typhoons over NOrmandy post D day. Cdr 168 Sqn (Legion d'Honneur) Cdr 16 Sqn, air support Berlin Air Lift

LAWRIE Major Julian Walter Sloane. Scots Guards. died 29 September 2016 aged 71

PAGET Lt Col Sir Julian Paget Bt CVO Coldstream Guards died 25 September 2016 aged 95

RAE Colin George Champion Rae MC died 11 October 2016 aged 95

ROSS Captain John Hugh Ross MC 3 August 1920 - 8 July 2016

Artillery officer Middle East joined SOE. 1944 behind lines in Italy leading partisans in support of 8th Army

SWINEY Air Cdre Michael John Eldon Swiney OBE 19 August 1926 - 30 September 2016

THOMAS Rear Adm Michael Richard Thomas 11 February 1942 - 29 August 2016

Sqn WEO on HMS Andomeda in Falklands. I/C HMS Drake.

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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.

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