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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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