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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Comments from relatives, friends and comrades welcome

ELLICOCK Lt Col John (Jack) Henry Ellicock RA died 20th July 2014 aged 87

HEATHCOTE Brigadier Sir Gilbert Heathcote Bt CBE 21 September 1913 - 15 April 2014

Royal Artillery. Landed on D-Day, Op Market Garden. Devised fireplan for airborne phase of Rhine crossing 1945.

HEMPSALL Major Ernest Hempsall died 29th June 2014

JONES Sqn Ldr William John Cambell Jnes died 4th July 2014 aged 94

KEMBALL Brig Humphrey Gurdon Kemball CBE, MC 6 Nov 1919- 6 May 2014

BEF France with South Lancashires. Wounded, MC. After D day HQ 21st Army Group. Later Military Attache in Moscow

LEWIS Sqn Ldr Laurence Godfrey (Larry) Lewis DFC, DFM, AE

Sgt air gunner in Wellington attack in Scharnhorst, commissioned as pilot. first 2 1000 bomber raids, Dakota resupply over "the Hump"

PATTERSON Lt Col Howard "Pat" Paterson died 7th July 2014 aged 94

SWINLEY Captain Casper William Carnegie Swinley OBE, RN died 24th June 2014

 

ASH John Garton Ash MC died 25th June 2014 aged 95

AYERST Wing Cdr Peter Vigne Ayhurst DFC 4 November 1920 - 15 May 2014

Hurricanes in France 1939, OTU instructor Battle of Britain, Western Desert (shot down), D-Day intercepts and low level escort. Test pilot, RAF 1948-1973

BURNE Major David Sinclair Burne RA died 26th June 2014 aged 93

HUTTON Maj John Michael Coats Hutton KOYLI died 23rd June 2014 aged 87

PAWLEY Margaret Grozier Hawley (nee Herbertson) 22 March 1922 - 28th Feb 2014 Fluent German speaking SOE radio operator and coder Cairo, Siena, 

PEMBERTON Major Andrew Pemberton 14th/20th Hussars died 2nd June 2014 aged 79

SHARLAND Freydis Sharland (nee Leaf) pilot, Air Transport Auxiliary (ferried 110 Spitfires) 22nd September 1920 - 24th May 2014

WHITE Admiral Sir Hugo Moresby White GCB, CBE, DL 22nd October 1939 - 1st June 2014

Cod War 1975 Captain of 4th Frigate Squadron in Falklands (on board HMS Avenger) C in C Fleet

 

Defence Industry:

Gerald Boxall CBE

Gordon Cambell CBE - late Babcock

 

In the Service of Their Country: US Losses in Combat, December 2013 - May 2014 is compiled by Elayne Jude, Senior Research Associate, U K Defence Forum

18 United States Forces' combat deaths during this period are recorded on the next page

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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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