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The passing of yesterday's heroes as noted in the Times of London and elsewhere

BARNARD Anthony Ettwell Barnard DSC died 18th October 2012 aged 92

BRIGGS-WATSON Lt Col Bryan Edgar Peter Briggs-Watson died 16th October 2012

COBB Major Bryan John Winstanley Cobb died 11th October 2012 aged 86
13th-18th Hussars

COLLINS Lt John Collins RNVR MBE DSC and Bar 24 April 1923 - 4 September 2012
MTB commander Malta, Sicily Member of 28th Flotilla which fired 51 torpedoes, sunk or immobilised 21 ships

COLLINSON Surgeon Lt Peter Collinson 26th October 1913 - 23 Sept 2012
MO on HMS Hurricane hich rescued survivors of Battle of the Atlantic . Supported landings Sicily, Salerno, Normandy 

CURRIE Group Captain Ian Graham Currie died 7 October 2012 aged 83

DIGNAN Major General Albert Patrick Dignan CB, MBE dies 11th October 2012
Surgeon

DURIE Col John Durie died 5th October 2012 aged 92

FAIRWEATHER Col Clive Bruce Fairweather CBE died 13th October 2012 aged 68
2i/c 22 SAS during the Iranian Embassy siege. Served in Borneo, Jordan, Dhofar, Northern Ireland, Berlin

FARMER John Hine Farmer MC 12 January 1917 - 29 October 2012
Royal Artillery BEF France. SOE organiser in Central France 1944

GREEN Augusta Green 3 December 1920 - 12 October 2012
WAAF telegraphist and translator, SOE

HAMPTON Surgeon Rear Admiral Trevor Hampton CB died 7 October 2012 aged 82

HOWELL Cdre Robert Howell RN died 3rd October 2012

MCCRACKEN Col Willy (William) Andrew McCracken MBE, MC died 19th October 2012 aged 62

MORETON Sir John Oscar Moreton KCMG, KCVO, MC dies 14th October 2012

NEWMAN Captain Frederick Newman CBE MC 14 July 1916 - 19 October 2012
HAC, 9th Field Artillery regt with 14th Army in Burma campaign. Later set up Dan-Air

REILLY Gp Capt David Patrick Reilly died 27th October 2012 

SETH-SMITH Commander Martin Parnell Seth-Smith RN died 12th October 2012

 STAVELEY Maj Gen Robert Stavely died 21st September 2012 
Royal Artillery

 TARLINGTON William Victor Tarlington RAF 25th April 1934 - 9th October 2012

TATE Alan Tate MC died 24th September 2012 

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+1 #2 Peter Haynes 2013-02-10 09:38
I had the honour of knowing your uncle during my military service. He was a Major at the time, with a fine reputation as a surgeon as well as being a Gentleman.

He was always known to put patients at the foremost of his mind. He also always had time to speak with all levels of staff within the hospital setting, in a way that left one feeling part of his team. Not something that everyone could achieve.

I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing.

RIP Patrick Dignan.
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+2 #1 Will White 2013-01-19 01:07
Farewell my uncle Patrick (Dignan), an Irishman who reached the uppermost echelons of the British Army, a good man. Proud of you and what you achieved, not least all the medical advice and assistance you gave to so many over so many years.
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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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