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BASHALL Talbot Henry Bashall 19 July 1926 - 6 September 2020 Personal guard to war criminal Field Marshl Kesselring later Palestine

BERRYMAN Able Seaman Vale Mostyn (Moss) Berryman MiD  Royal Australian Navy 9 November 1923 - 6 August 2020  Last survivor of Op Jaywich special forces raid on Singapore harbour sinking 3, damaging 3 Japanese ships

BING Cdr Peter Bing died 17 July 2020 aged 94

BOCOCK Robert 7 January 1919 - 7 September 2020 RAF 242 Sqn Captured in Java Changi prison Singapore, Japan by "hell ship" Liberated after atomic bombs dropped

BRIDGE Ronald William Bridge MBE, AFC 3 March 1934 - 27 September 2020 RAF officer As a child interned in Japanese concentration camp. 216 Sqn Singapore Canada later chair, Far East Association campaigning for compensation for other internees

DALTON Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Thomas James Oliver Dalton 14 April 1931 - 26 September 2020 Korea, China, Cyprus. Cdr HMS Relentless off Rhodesia HMS Nubian HMS Jupiter. ACNS. NATO Deputy SAC. Atlantic

DIXON-BROWN Capt Cecil Lewis Dixon-Brown RM died 14th August 20202 aged 98

FLETCHER Augustus James Voisey Fletcher OBE GM died 9 August 2020 aged 91. Palestine Police, Malayan Police

HYDE-PRICE Lt Cdr Geoffrey Hyde-Price died 30th September 2020

KEEVIL Julian Keevil died 28 September 2020 aged 72. Lt, Royal Marines Reserves Greater London

KEMP Col (Freddie) Frederick Charles Kemp OBE 18 January 1954 - 18 September 2020 Royal Engineers, Parachute Regt Falklands, Northern Ireland Brunei Gulf War (c.o. 34 Field Sqn) Later reservist 10 Para

KING Stuart Sendall-King 13 March 1922 - 29 August 2020 Engineering officer 247 Sqn landed in Normandy June 1944. Netherlands, N Germany

LONGSTAFF (later Reed) Ellen Elizabeth Reed 9 May 1916- 30 August 2020 Degree in French and German Bletchley Park 1939-45 Hut 5 , Hut 3, personnel officer

NASH James Gardiner Nash MBE 30 July 1934 - 24 August 2020 12th Lancers Malaya counter-terrorism in Aden

NAPIER Maj Gen Lennox Napier CB, OBE, MC 28 June 1928 - 21 July 2020 South Wales Borderers (last CO 1st Bn) Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Malaya, Singapore Belfast  later GOC Wales

NEWTON Air Vice Marshal Barry Hamilton  Newton CB CVO OBE died 25 August 2020 aged 88

PARRY-EVANS Air Chief Marshal Sir David Parry-Evans GCB, CBE 19 July 1935 - 29 August 2020 205 Sqn Singapore 214 Sqn Victor tankers. CO RAF Marham. Director of Defence Policy CO No 1 Group C-in-C RAF Germany. RAF Head of Personnel

RAWANG Datuk Awang anak Rawang GC 20 April 1929 - 18 September 2020 Civilian Sarawak tracker in Malaya May 1951. Rescued Private Hughes and fought off terrorists for 45 minutes. Later enlisted in Sarawak Ranger (Sergeant)

REEVE-TUCKER Lt Col Michael Reeve-Tucker died 30 September 2020 aged 71 CO Royal Hampshire Regt/Prince of Wales Royal Ret

ROBERTS Lt Cdr Gwilym Roberts CBE died 31st July 2020 aged 95

ROBINSON Col Nigel George Duglas Robinson MBE died 24th August 2020 aged 80

ROGERSON Cdr Jeremy Rogerson died 25th September 2020 aged 88

ROWE Cdr Tony Rowe RN died 18 September 2020 aged 73

SALE John Sale 1928 - September 2020 National Sevice RAF Berlin blockade 1949

SCOTT Sqn Ldr Allan Scott DFM 27 July 1921 - 8 Sept 2020 124 Sqn Biggin Hill Spitfires (as Sgt) Northern France 1941, to Malta on HMS Eagle 3 tours 122 Sqn Mustangs escorting bombers over Germany. Retired 1976 having flown over 80 aircraft types

SELLERS Lt Cdr John Michael Sellers died 3rd Agust 2020 aged 78

WEEKES Sir Everton de Courcey Weekes KCMG GCM OBE 26 Febuary 1925 - 1 July 2020 Barbados Bn, Caribbean Regt in wartime. Later record breaking West Indian batsman

WRIGHT Lt Col John Bernard Wright died 17 September 2020

WYNN Lt Col John H Wynn died 9th September 2020. Ex RAOC and DG(A) Tower of London

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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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