Tuesday, 17 May 2022
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Deaths of former service personnel reported in The Times of London

Captain Robin Green RFA, DSC 18 October 1934 - 5 October 2009
Captain of the landing ship Sir Tristram decorated for courage and leadership in Falklands campaign

Petty Officer William Laity RN 7 July 1921 - 7 November 2009
Aboard two destroyers sunk in the Mediterranean and took part in Operation Torch

Ron Bowey RM 14 September 1919 - 2 November 2009
Wartime Royal Marine who photographed the Japanese surrender in Singapore

General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB 12 August 1921 - 8 November 2009
From Western Desert to retreat from Burma and advance in Italy, rising to Vice Chief of Defence Staff

Wing Commander Douglas Benham OBE, DFC and Bar, AFC 30 December 1917 - 28 October 2009
Fighter ace, commander and trainer from Dieppe to Suez

Major Donald Black MC 7 September 1932 - 28 August 2009
Led hand to hand fighting in Korea as a young National service officer, decorated before whole battalion

Rear Admiral Rodney Sturdee CB, DSC     6 December 1919 - 6 October 2009
From attacking the Graf Spee at Battle of River Plate to Flag Officer Gibralter

Air Vice Marshal Ranjan Dutt      30 September 1921 - 13 August 2009
Wartime RAF fighter pilot and Kashmir war veteran, who led Indian Air Force training

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