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Obituaries in the Times of London and elsewhere

Air Cdre David Strong CB, AFC

Downed Wellington bomber pilot at the heart of escape attempts in several camps inc Stalag Luft III ("Great Escape")

Gp Capt Billy Drake DSO, DFC and Bar 20 December 1917 - 28 August 2011

18 combat victories over France, Sierra leone, Western Desert, Sicily. Late an instructor on jets

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  • Reuters- Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting
    A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
  • ToloNews- 18 Killed In Kabul City Exlosion
    An explosive device, possibly a car bomb, was detonated outside a restaurant near Lab-e-Jar square in Kabul’s PD4 shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday killing at least 18 people. Security sources said eight policemen along with 10 civilians were killed outside a restaurant in Khair Khana where a number of high-ranking Jamiat-e-Islami officials had gathered.

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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