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Last wartime 617 Sqn (Dambusters) dies aged 100. See 'Benny' Goodman below

DREYER Captain Jeremy Dreyer RN LVO died 11 July 2021

GOODMAN Sqn Ldr Lawrence 'Benny' Goodman 1921-2021 RAFVR Battle of Britain as ground gunner Flying instructor  in Canada then 617 Sqn pilot 30 missions despite no previous combat experience oil refineries, E Boat and U Boat pens, Tirpitz.. Rejoined RAF post war Middle East troop transport, Korean war evacuations. *0 Sqn RAF Germany  until 1964 flew 3,500 hrs, 22 aircraft types Chevalier Legion d'Honneur

MASON Rev John Evans Mason RN died 1 July 2021 Fleet Air Arm pilot

NORMAN-WALKER Capt Timothy John Norman-Walker RN died 9 Juky 2021 aged 80

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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