Obituaries of former service personnel

24 September 2008 - The Times

Rear Admiral Michael Kyrle Pope CB, MBE 1916-2008
Submariner who spent much of his war as a PoW but afterwards rose to senior appointments in the Middle East (shortly after British sea power thwarted Iraq's attempt to annexe Kuwait) and finally as chief of staff to the C-in-C Far East, implementing elements of the 1967 Defence Review to withdraw from the region.

23 September - The Times

Flight Lieutenant Alex McKie DFM 1922-2008 - navigator on bombing raids whose targets included the battleship Tirpitz and the Bielefeld viaduct.

Captain Edward "Andy" Palmer RN, DSC 1916 - 2008 - torpedo officer for HMS Belfast involved in the battle to sink the battlecruiser Scharnhorst