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inmemoriam

We thank those who have served their country and whose obituaries appear in the Times of London and elsewhere

ALLWOOD Surgeon Cdr Dr Michael J Allwood RNR died 29th August 2103 aged 88

ASBURY Captain Jack (John) Asbury RN CBE died 11 Sept 2013 aged 92

BILLEN Roy Arthur Billen DFM died 29th September 2013 aged 97

CURTISS Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss KCB 6 December 1924 - 14 September 2013

Navigator on raids against V1 and V2 sites. Berlin Airlift. Command team during Falklands campaign. Charity sky dive aged 83

DAVIS Rear Adniral Graham david CB died 1 Sept 13

FORFAR John Oldroyd Forfar MC, 16 November 1916 - 14 August 2013

Medical Officer 47 Commando D Day (MiD Port-en-Bessin) - VE Day. MC under fire at Walcheran Netherlands Nov 44 treating and recovering wounded

HARLAND Air Marshal Sir Reginald Harland KBE CB AE 30 May 1920 - 30 July 2013

Ground engineer North Africa, Corsica, South of France (Anvil). Missiles and jump jets. AOC in C Support Command, Training Command

HOWARD-VYSE Lt Col Johnny Howard-Vyse RA died 22 Sept 13

INKIN Lt COl (Sir) Geoffrey David Inkin OBE 2 October 1934 - 22 August 2013

Malaya, Cyprus (MiD) Northern Ireland.

KAY Major General Patrick Kay died 19th September 2013

LODEN Col Edward Charles Loden MC 9 July 1940 - killed 7 Sept 2013

Parachute Regt Aden (MC for personal bravery and fine example), N Ireland (Bloody Sunday company commander),

MOORE Captain Timothy Elliott Moore died 10th September 2013 aged 87

MORGAN Rear Admiral Brinley John Morgan died 2 September 2013 aged 97

NOEl Major Douglas Robert George Noel 16th April 1924 - 31st August 2013

Coldstream Guards WWII 1943-45, Palestine Campaign 1945-8, NATO

NUNNELEY Captain John Hewlett Nunneley MBE 22 Nov 1922 - 27 Juky 2013

Somalia, Burma (MiD) Chairman of the Burma Campaign Fellowship Group

PROBYN Major (Alfred) John Probyn died 2nd September 2013 aged 90

SMITH Ferguson George Donaldson Smith CVO, DFC and bar 5 October 1914 - 15 September 2013

RAFVR flew 30 missions as navigator with 101 Squadron over Europe. Later Head of Special Branch

SNELL Flt Lt Anthony Noel Snell DSO 19 March 1922 - 4 August 2013

Spitfire pilot, Op Torch, shot down over beachhead during Op Husky (Sicily 1943) Decorated for exploits "on the run" from Germans in Italy

STENNING Col Philip Stenning RE died 4 Sept 13 aged 94

STEVENSON Major Vivian North Stevenson TM died 22nd September 2013 aged 78

STOKER Sir Michael Geoprge Parke Stoker CBE 4 Juky 1918 - 12 August 2013

Army Medical Officer India 1943-46 Later cancer researcher

WALLIS Wing Cdr Kenneth Horation Wallis MBE 26 April 1916 - 1 September 2013

Wartime Bomber Command (Wellingtons) over Europe. Loaned to Strategic Air Command 1956 flying Convair RB36 over Soviet Arctic. Weapons testing Lightening

WILLIAMS Brigadier Dennis Stanley Williams died 18th September 2013

YOUNSON Maj General Eric John Younson OBE 1 March 1919 - 14 August 2013

Royal Artillery, radar development, nuclear weapons, staff of Chief Scientific Advisor to MoD, President of Ordnance Board

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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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