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Rose 10382129 10152575359311122 29431050027067224 oWe mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome. Contact curator

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ANSELL Maj Gen Nicholas George Picton Ansell CB OBE MA died 18 Feb 2024 aged 86

ARTHUR Lt Gen Sir(John) Norman Stewart Arthur KCB, CVO 6 March 1931- 18 Dec 2023 Royal Scots Greys Libya c/o Royal Scots Dragoon Guards N Ireland MiD c/o 7th Armoured Brigade BAOR MoD Intelligence c/o 3rd Armoured Divn GOC Scotland Rome Olympics 3 day event . Later Director Edinburgh Military Tattoo

BAX Cdr Alan Bax died 18 Feb 24 aged 93

BLOGG Betty Milliv=cent Blogg (nee Everard) died 18 Jan 2024 aged 101 WAAF radar operator

BRAXTON Peter Braxton RN did 30 Jan 24 aged 93

CARINE Rear Adm James Carine died 27 Feb 24 aged 89

CARTER Denis Carter 1921 - 2024 gunner 8th Army Western Desert, wounded Monte Cassino (Author : The sky is burning)

CARTLEDGE Christopher Reginald Cartledge DSC 1942 Fleet Air Arm died 21 Jan 2024 aged 100 1842 SQn 1944 Attacked Tirpittz from HMS Formidable (Corsairs),1945 kamicaze attack Pacific. Plane hit,ditched in ocean.

CHARTERIS Lt Col John Anthony Charteris MBE, MC 4 Sept 1940 - 23 Dec 23 Royal Scots (Lothian Regt) Libya, Aden Army Air Corps Yemen, Borneo, Balmoral, SIS Hong Kong N Ireland (MC) Cdt Otterburn. Later planted 10,000 trees

CULLENS Lt Col David Kernoham Cullens died 22 Jan 24 RAEC

FARQUHAR Captain Ian Walter Farquhar 11 December 1945 - 6 March 2024 Queen's Own Hussars Germany, Middle East, Far East

FOWLER Keith John Fowler OA19 Nov 1920 - 30 Nov 23 2/3 Machine Gun Bn. Syria. Indonesia Singapore Burma "Death Railway" Reconciled by Japanese youth 2015

GOWER Rear Adm John Howard James Gower CB OBE 28 July 1960 - 12 Feb 24 HMS Tireless, Perisher, HMS Turbulent, C/O HMS Unicorn c/o HMS Trafalgar AD nuclear deterrent Asst Naval Attache Washington ACDS (NCB)

HELY HUTCHINSON Lt Cdr Christopher Hely Hutchinson died 11 Jan 24 aged 92

HENSON Lt Thomas John Broke Henson MC 2 Sept 1931 - 11 Jan 24 National Service Royal Norfolk Regt Korea Imjin River

JENNINGS Private Jack Jennings 10 March 1923 - 19 January 2024.1st Bn Cambridgeshire Regt , Defence of Singapore February 1942.Shipped to Thailand. In 1945 dug mass graves for prioners. Believed one of last survivors of Burma Death Railway. Later author Prisoner without a crime.

JOHNSON Lt Ronald Johnson died Jan 24 aged 102 Glider Pilot Regt Op Market Garden Horsa pilot Hit by sniper Oflag IX-A. Escaped, evaded capture for 7 days, reached American lines. Later Regular officer for 6 years

KITSON General Sir Frank Edward Kitson GBE, KCB, MC and Bar, CBE (for gallantry) 15 Dec 1926 - 2 Jan 24 Rifle Brigade Kenya, Malaysia;Cyprus - Cdr 1st Bn Royal Green Jackets Cdr 39th Infantry Brigade N Ireland; Cyprus; Cdr 2nd Armoured Divn Germany; Cdt Staff College; C in C UK Land Forces. Military author inc Low Intensity Operations

LACHLAN Major Edward (Ted) Lachlan RA died 11th Feb 24 aged 90

LANE Major Michael Patrick "Bronco" Lane MM, BEM 22 July 1945 - 22 March 24 7th (Parachute) Regt RHA. SAS. Aden, Dhohar,N Ireland. Lost fingers on Everestt. Adviser Iran hostage siege, Falklands, Bosnia 23 SAS

OEHLERS Maj Gen Gordon Richard Oehlers CB died 28 Feb 24 aged 90

PEASE Captain Nigel Crighton Pease died 30 Dec 23 aged 89

PRENTIS Cdr Christopher David Prentis DSC RN died 19 Feb 2024 aged 91

RORKE Patricia Rorke (later Johnston) 28 October 1923- 9 December 23 WAAC, junior intelligence officer Special Liason Unit Delhi (with Bletchley Park) Also listing names of British dead or wounded

ROSE Brig Ian Martin Rose died 25 Feb 24 aged 96

SADLER Major (Willis) Michael Sadler MC, MM Legion d'Honneur 22 Feb 1920 - 4 Jan 23. Last survivor of Long Range Desert Group and original SAS member. According to a personal obituary oublished on LinkedIn: "Sadler was unique, an expert navigator whose skill and temperament formed the bond between L Detachment SAS and the LRDG. Without him the SAS would have struggled to survive during their early days. He was able to put them on top of airfields in N Africa, hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles beyond enemy lines, in the dark and dead of night."Tamet and Sidi Haneishi raids (MM) Invasion of Sicily and Italy. In 1942 as a Sgt he joined the SAS, commissioned in the field (although Stirling never completed the paperwork, causing Sadler to be arrested for impersonating an officer) and joined the intelligence section for the invasion of France. Parachuted into Loiret Dept with Paddy Mayne Aug 44 (MC) Later MI6, explorer

STEPHENS Lt Cdr Philip George Stephens died 13 Feb 24 aged 97

STEWART Sir (James) Moray Stewart KCB died 30 Dec 23 aged 85. Former 2nd PUS, MoD. Later Vice President, Eurodefense UK

TRAHAN Nicola (Nicole) Pauline MarieTrahan MBE Croix de Guere (with palms) Medaille de la Reconnaisance Francaise SOE courier codename "Teddy" 21 December 1926 - 18 Jan 24 Began parachute training aged 16. Late 43 landed by Lysander nr Valencay ("Wrestler" area). Extracted in time for 17th birthday. Parachuted into France 3 times. Post D Day sabotage and offensive actions Later SSAFA health visitor Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong In 2017 awarded "wings" by SAS

TRISTRAM EVE Colonel Peter Tristram Eve died 30 Dec 23 aged 93 Royal Green Jackets

TYLER Lt Cdr Alan Tyler 2 April 1934 - 16 Oct 23 HMS Ajax navigating officer's assistant aged 17 - bombarding Libyan border. HMS Hasty Malta, Mediterranean convoys escort. HMS Revenge Eastern Fleet (midshipman) MTBs North Sea. HMS Chevron Med, Palestine. HMS Plym destroyed at Monte Bello first UK atomic test (Op Hurricane) HMS Birmingham Far East. Admiralty Russian section Naval Intelligence

VICKERS Lt General Sir Richard Maurice Hilton Vickers KCB, CVE, OBE 21 August 1928 - 6 Feb 2023 Royal Tank Regt Sword of Honour, King's Medal at Sandhurst Korean War. Adjuttant 2RTR BAOR. ADC to HM Queen. CoS &th Armoured Brigade. 4RTR Borneo. C/O newly formed Blues and Royals c/o 11 Armoured Brigade c/o 4th Armoured Divn, Commandant Sandhurt. DG Army Training.Late DG Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Gentlem Usher to HMQ 86-98

VOUTE Captain Peter Voute RN CBE 14 December 1938- 21 Feb 24 RNAS helicopter pilot 845 SQn. HMS Albion Indonesia HMS Crofton 707 Sqn - taught (now King) Charles to fly helicoptersC/o RNAS Culdrose. C/O HMS Dido. Mod Defence Policy Staff (Falklands) C/O 6th Frigate Sqn. Naval Attache Spain. Director of PR 

WALTER Major David Finlayson Wylie Hill Walter died 27 Feb 24 aged 90

WAUGHMAN Flt Lt Russell "Rusty" Reay Waughman DFC, AFC, Legion d'Honneur MiD 19 Jan 1923 - Dec 14 2023 101 (Special Duties) Sqn. Lancasters electronic counter measures Ruhr, Berlin, Nuremburg (RAF's worst night) 30 missions Sqn lost 1176 men in war. Later instructor-examiner Transport Command. Berlin airlift

WILLS Major M T N (Tom) Wills 20 March 24 aged 83 Coldstream Guards

WOODFORD Captain Brian Vincent Woodford RN CBE dies 12 Jan 24 aged 87

WYKEHAM Lt Col Peter John Wykeham died 1 Feb 24 aged 80

YERBURGH Lt Col John Rochfort Yerburgh died 3 Feb 24 aged 92

Latest from icasualties.org

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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