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Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett GCB, DFC, AFC 10 March 1913 - 16 September 2011
Part of pre war Egypt-Australia record breakers, wartime bomber pilot who implemented withdrawl from east of Suez

Maj General John Cordingley OBE 1 September 1916 - 14 October 2011
Evacuated from Dunkirk, gunnery instructor, commanded British Army's first nuclear missile regiment

Col Peter Storie-Pugh CBE, MC 1 November 1919- 20 October 2011
Awarded MC for resisting German offensive in Northern France, subsequently in Colditz after persistent escape attempts

Maj General Giles Mills CB, CVO, OBE 1 April 1922 - 12 September 2011
Served in North African and through Italian campaign, finally Director of Manning (Army)

Sqn Ldr (Anthony) Peter Russell DFC 8 August 1918 - 1 August 2011
From Coastal Command to Bomber Command, sustained bombing of German, and raced US forces to Hong Kong

Lt Col Freddy Cardoza MC 1 December 1916 - 7 October 2011
Reservist who escaped from Dunkirk and who was sent into Occupied France to supportand lead the Resistance

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    The National Directorate of Security (NDS)—Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has arrested five agents of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in northeastern Afghanistan. Security officials in Badakhshan province say the arrested ISI agents include two men and three women who had covered themselves as health workers in Baharak and Kisham districts.
  • KP- Unidentified gunmen kill three health workers in Kunar
    A group of unidentified gunmen have killed three health workers in Ghazi Abad District of eastern Kunar province. Officials say the health workers were kidnapped from Sira Gul area of the same district a few days before and gunned down last night.
  • KP- Two Taliban commanders gunned down in Maidan Wardak
    Police have killed two Taliban commanders in Narkh District of central Maidan Wardak province, the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday. According to a statement released by the ministry, one raid was conducted in Deh Muslim area last night in which Baryalai was gunned down along with his bodyguard.
  • KP- Policeman martyred, judges including six wounded in Logar explosion
    A policeman has embraced martyrdom in a landmine explosion in Pul-i-Alam, capital of central Logar province. Governor’s spokesperson said the blast targeted vehicle of Haqiq-ur-Rahmand Haqmal, head of the appeal court around 9 am this morning.
  • KP- Faryab police rescue 80 passengers abducted by Taliban militants
    The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have managed to rescue 80 passengers abducted by the Taliban militants in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the abducted passengers were rescued during a military operation.
  • AP- Afghanistan hopes for talks with Taliban this month
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  • KP- 37 Daesh, Taliban militants killed in security operations
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  • rferl- Helmand Province District 'On Verge' Of Being Overrun By Afghan Taliban
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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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