Friday, 18 April 2014
logo
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.
        



dv-header
     |      View our Twitter page at twitter.com/defenceredbox     |     

inmemoriam

Obituaries in The Times of London and elsewhere

Captain George Hunt RN  DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar 4 July 1916 - 16 August 2011
On of the most succesful and highly decorated submarine commanders, also Mentioned in Despatches

Sqn Ldr John Canning DFC 28 January 1920 - 6 June 2011

Pathfinder navigator on raids against ports, cities, V2 sites, Dresden. Later dropped food into The Netherlands

Lt Col "Joe" Cetre, MC and Bar30 July 1916 - 1 July 2011

Son of French and German immigrants, decorated after Dunkirk and the post-Battle of the Bulge campaign

Flying Officer Geoffrey Fisken DFC 17 February 1916 - 12 June 2011
New Zealander who shot down 7 Japanese deefnding Singapore. Totalled 11 combat victories, one probable, in Pacific

Brigadier David Stileman OBE 9 April 1924 - 24 June 2011
In Normandy on Operation Goodwood; Kenya and Malaya.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Latest from icasualties.org

  • KP- Taliban execute 4 abducted policemen in Wardak province
    Taliban militants have executed at least four Afghan policemen in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan. The policemen were reportedly abducted from Asadbad district of Maidan Wardak province on Tuesday night.
  • KP- Nearly 300 Laghman residents rise up against Taliban militants
    Around 300 Laghman Laghman residents launched armed campaign against the Taliban militants in Alingar district. The provincial government media office following a statement said the around 20 villages were cleared from the Taliban militants’ presence.
  • KP- Traffic incident leaves 5 dead, 15 injured in Kabul-Mazar highway
    A traffic incident left at least 20 people dead or injured in northern Afghanistan early Thursday, local officials said. The incident took place around 7:00 am local time on Kabul-Mazar highway.
  • DoD- Army Casualty Identified
    Spc. Kerry M. G. Danyluk, 27, of Cuero, Texas, died April 15 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained April 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Pul-e-Alam, Logar province, Afghanistan.
  • KP- Abducted construction workers killed in southern Afghanistan
    The anti-government armed militants executed four abducted construction workers in southern Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the construction workers were abducted earlier this month in Greshk district of Helmand province.
  • McClatchy- Soldier will get Medal of Honor for valor in Afghanistan
    A Charlotte, N.C., man will receive the Medal of Honor for his valor fighting in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, the White House announced Tuesday. President Barack Obama will present the award to former Army Sgt. Kyle White on May 13 at a White House ceremony.
  • KP- Female MP injured following an attack by a member of Afghan security forces
    The interior ministry of Afghanistan said Wednesday that the female lawmaker Maryam Koofi was injured following a verbal clash with a member of the Afghan national security forces. Interior ministry said the incident took place around 10 pm local time near the residential house of Maryam Koofi.
  • Tolonews- Two Afghan Soldiers and Seven Taliban Killed in Laghman
    Seven Taliban—one of which was the leader—and two Afghan soldiers were killed, while four other insurgents and a policeman were injured in an operation led by Afghan forces in eastern Laghman on Tuesday, local officials said on Wednesday. The operation launched in Alingar district of Laghman early Tuesday and continued through the evening to clear the area of insurgents. During the operation, residents of the Nolamsib valley in the Alingar district rebelled against the insurgents in support of the Afghan forces, Provincial Governor Spokesman Sarhadi Zhwak said.
  • Reuters- Afghanistan says US air strike kills 3 civilians
    A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed three civilians, the Afghan president’s office said on Tuesday. The bombing took place in Khost on Monday night, a statement said. The US-led military coalition ISAF said it was looking into the incident. Air strikes that have killed or wounded hundreds of Afghan civilians are a serious source of tension between the two countries and one of the main reasons President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign an agreement that would allow US forces to stay beyond 2014. “
  • KP- Children among 8 killed or injured in Zabul blast
    At least eight civilians including children were killed or injured following an explosion in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan. According to local government officials, the incident took place in Shahr-e-Safa district late Tuesday.

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.

 

Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.