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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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  • AP- Roadside Bomb Kills 2, Including Afghan District Chief
    An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south. Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the provincial governor of Uruzgan province, said Saturday that Mohammad Ismail Haqyar, district chief of Charcheno, along with his bodyguard were killed while they were on their way to their office.
  • KP- 23 terrorists detained in Nangarhar
    National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has arrested 23 militants from different parts of eastern Nangarhar province. A statement issued Saturday by NDS states that the militants were arrested that the terrorists were apprehended during separate military operations from the districts of Behsoud, Khogyani, Surkh Rud, Ghanikhil, Mohmand Dara and Jalalabad city.
  • ibtimes- US Drone Kills Taliban Commander In Afghanistan
    A U.S. drone attack Friday killed at least five people in Afghanistan. According to security sources, the attack left several other people injured in the northeastern part of the country. The incident took place in Kunar province. While the details of the people killed in the drone attack have not been revealed, provincial officials claimed that they were Taliban militants. They said that one of the commanders had also been killed in the attack. According to local residents, however, the drone attack killed civilians.
  • ToloNews- District Governor Killed in Uruzgan Roadside Mine Blast
    Mohammad Ismail, Governor of Shaheed Asas district of central Uruzgan province was killed in a roadside mine blast early Saturday, local officials said. One of his bodyguards was injured in the blast.
  • KP- Two soldiers kidnapped in Herat
    Two soldiers have been kidnapped in Guzara District of western Herat province, an official said on Saturday. Nisar Ahmad Popal, governor of Guzara District said that police officer Sibghatullah and Afghan National Army soldier Sultan Ahmad were playing football in Seshwan area when unidentified gunmen kidnapped them on Friday evening.
  • KP- BM-1 rocket hits Qargha military base in Kabul, no casualties reported
    A BM-1 rocket struck a military base in Qargha district of Kabul earlier today with defense officials saying the rocket attack did not incur any casualties to military personnel. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the rocket was fired from the vicinity of Chehl Dukhtaran mountain of Paghman district.
  • KP- Suicide car bomb attack foiled in key part of Kabul city
    The Afghan national security forces thwarted a plot to carry out a suicide car bomb attack in capital Kabul late on Thursday afternoon. The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a would-be suicide bomber was arrested and a Veicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) was confiscated by the intelligence operatives.
  • Pajhwok- 19 rebels dead in Paktika, Kandahar clashes
    At least 19 militants have been killed and eight others wounded in clashes with security forces in southeastern Paktika and southern Kandahar provinces, officials said on Thursday.
  • NPR- He Calmed Kandahar. But At What Cost?
    The southern Afghan city of Kandahar was the birthplace of the Taliban and has long been considered one the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. But the city has grown peaceful in recent years, and much of the credit has been given to an American ally: Lt. Gen. Abdul Raziq, the provincial police chief.

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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