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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

BOND Maj Gen Henry Mark Garneys Bond OBE born 1 June 1922, died 27 March 2017

Rifle Brigade serving with 7th Armoured Wounded in battle of El Alamein, capture of Tunis, Captured at Salerno 1943, escaped, recaptured. ADC to Montgomery post War, commanded Royal Green Jackets Borneo MiD. 12th Infantry Brigade Germany Chief of Staff Land Forces Hong Kong

COOPER First Officer Barbara Cooper WRNS MBE died 19 April 2017 aged 87

HAGUE-HOLMES Colonel Digby (Digger) Hague-Holmes died 28 April 2017 aged 84

LAKE Cdr Victor Masters Lake died 3rd April 2017

MARSHALL Major Michael Leicester John Marshall 5th Royal Ghurka Rifles Frontier Force died 8th April 2017 aged 92

RICHARDS Major Anthony Terence Gordon late HAC, TD died 23 March 2017 aged 72

TYLER Maj Gen Christopher Tyler CB died 11th April 2017 aged 82

WILDISH Vice Adm Denis Bryan Harvey Widish CB  Born 24 December 1914 died 2nd April 2017 aged 102

Battle of Denmark Strait Damage control HMS Prince of Wales. Rescued after sinking. HMS Isis MiD Fall of Singapore. Post war HMS Eagle eventually Second Sea Lord

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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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