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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country in its times of need. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome.

BLACKER Captian Derek Charles Blacker RN died 10 September 2016 aged 87

BOWKER Lt Col Quentin Bowker died 6 September 2016 aged 92

COOPER Third Officer Margaret Elizabeth (Douglas) Cooper 25 January 1918 - 18 July 2016 Hut 11 later Hut 4 Bletchley Park

COX Lt Col John Michael Cox RA died 19 September 2016 aged 89

DELANEY John James Delaney MC, Legion d'Honneur died 3 September 2016 aged 97

EDLESTON Rear Adm Hugh Anthony Harold Greswell Edleston 24 January 1949 - 13 June 2016

SWO HMS Glamorgan Falklands . HMS Glasgow in command West Indies guardship, HMS Exeter, HMS Cardiff. Cdr UK Task Group.

FERGUSON-CUNNINGHAME Captain John Fergusson-Cunninghame MC died 12th September 2016

LAMBERT Leonard Horace Lambert AFC, DFC, Legion d'Honneir died 6th September 2016 aged 96

LONG Col Paul Long OBE died 27 August 2016

OWEN EDMUNDS Major Peter Owen Edmunds 21 January 1959 - 24 September 2016 

Welsh Guards RFA Sir Galahad Port Pleasant Falkland Islands BAOR British Military Mission to Soviet Armed Forces

PICKARD Geoffrey Herbert Pickard MC died 1st September 2016 aged 92

RAMSBOTHAM Michael Philip Ramsbothan RNVR 12 November 2016 - 13 July 2016 wartime intelligence analyst Bletchley Park

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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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