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DODDS Sqn Ldr Colin Dodds died 18 Seotember 2020

HENN Briagdier Francis Henn died 15 October 2020 aged 99

HOLDSWORTH Major David James Holdsworth died 6 October 2020 aged 91 - last surviving officer from "Glorious Gloucesters" Battle of the Imjin River 1951

JUNGIUS Vice Adm Sir James Jungius KBE died 14 October 2020 aged 96

MARGETSON Sir John Margetson KCMG 9 October 1927 - 17 October 2020 National Sevice Life Guards. Palestine. Later MI6. Cabinet Office anti-terrorist planning

REED Barry St George Austin Reed CBE, MC died 13 October 2020

STEVENSON Brigadier Peter I B Stevenson CBE KSOB died 2 October 2020

TUPET-THOME Lt Edgard Tupet-Thome ("Tom") MC, hon MBE, Grand Cross Legion d'Honneur. 19 April 1920 - 9 September 2020 French Army (protecting Dunkirk retreat, PoW, escaped), Resistance (Le Reseau Ronald network), escaped via Gibraltar, Free French, French 3rd Special Air Service (UK trained) Brittany - Op Derry Liberated Daoulas, Landerneau

WEBSTER Vice Adm Sir John Webster KCB died 5 October 2020 aged 87

WILCKEN Lt Cdr Anthony David Felix Wilcken died 11 October 2002 aged 86

WORSTHORNE (later Sir) Pergrine Worsthorne 22 December 1923 - 3 October 2020 Ox & Bucks LI. Phantom Special reconnaisance unit. Later journalist

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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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