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Obituaries published in The Times of London unless otherwise stated

Group Captain Michael Judd DSO, DFC, AFC 19 September 1917 - 22 August 2010 
Shot down 5 German aircraft in 10 days after El Alamein, flew Typhoons over north west Europe

Rev Arnold Simister MM 2 August 1919 - 9 September 2010
Medical orderly who saved lives during Allied amphibious landings at St Nazaire and Salerno 

Wing Commander John Freeborn DFC and Bar 1 December 1919 - 28 August 2010

Over Dunkirk, most operational hours of all pilots in Battle of Britain, shot down twice, served in Italy


Lt Commander Colin de Mowbray MBE 12 April 1945 - 11 July 2010
Helicopter pilot who was 2nd in command of HMS Alacrity during Falklands campaign - and unicyclist

Major-General Tony Younger DSO, OBE (and US Silver Star) 4 May 1919 - 5 July 2010

Evacuated from Dunkirk, he was one of the first D-Day DSO's. Served in Malayan Emergency and Korean War. Director-General of RUSI 1975-78

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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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