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ANNETT Lt Cdr Michael "John" Muskett Annett died 26 October 2020 aged 98

BASS julian Harry James RN 29th September 1933 - 17th November 2020 Far East, West Indies and South Atlantic stations

BROWN Major George Gordon Brown died 28 October 2020

DODDS Sqn Ldr Colin Dodds died 18 September 2020

HAMILTON-RUSSELL Col Brian Hamilton-Russell died 20 October 2020 aged 80. CO 17/21 Lancers

HAVILAND (Rev) Edmund Selwyn Haviland died 17 October 2020

HENN Brigadier Francis Henn CBE died 15 October 2020 aged 96 5th Bn Gloucestershire Regt Dunkirk. 11th Hussars Malaya . Head of UN peacekeeping forces Turkish invasion of Cyprius 1974

HOLDSWORTH Major David James Holdsworth died 6 October 2020 aged 91 - last surviving officer from "Glorious Gloucesters" Battle of the Imjin River 1951

JOLLEY Major Richard Frederick Jolley MC and bar, OBE 10 July 1922 - 7 August 2020 Home Guard. Royal Scots Regt. Indian Army 2nd Punjab Regt. Siege of Kohima. GPT Ridge MC. Rescued cut off Brits. Battle of the Tennis Court. Meitkila. Later wounded, ordered men to withdraw and leave him. MC. Given a walking stick, shipped to UK, left to make his own way home

JUNGIUS Vice Adm Sir James Jungius KBE 15 November 1923 - 14 October 2020 HMS London Arctic convoys; HMS Arrow to Tobruk; assault craft Sicily, Messina, landing commandoes Adriatic coastof Italy; HMS Lauderdale off Dalmation coast; SW France landings HMS Sparrow W Indies, HMS Battleaxe, HMS Newcastle. CO HMS Wizzard 21c HMS Centaur off E Africa, Kuwait; CO HMS Lynx S Africa, S America; ACNS (OR); D Saclant

LAST Maj Gen Christopher Neville CB, OBE died 31 October 2020 aged 85 VIce Master General of Ordnance, Dep to Head of DESO

MARGETSON Sir John Margetson KCMG 9 October 1927 - 17 October 2020 National Sevice Life Guards. Palestine. Later MI6. Cabinet Office anti-terrorist planning

MARK Sgt Eric Meyer Mark 18 July 1922 - 6 November 2020 sent to England from Germany aged 12 Pioneer Corps Intelligence Corps "listener" at Trent Park PoW for senior German officers

McKENZIE JOHNSTON Henry McKenzie Johnston CB died 29 October 2020 Black Watch later Diplomatic Service

MORETON Major John "Mouse" Moreton MBE died Oct 2020 aged 91

O'REILLY Captain Derek Anthony Power OBE RN died 8 November 2020 aged 93

PALMER Cpl Geoffrey Dyson Palmer OBE Royal Marines. Later actor

POLSOM Lt Col Neville Wright Poulsom died 5 November 2020aged 94 Indian Army, East Orks Regt, Royal Military Police

POPE Wg Cdr William John Pope OBE died 30 October 2002 aged 100

REED Barry St George Austin Reed CBE, MC died 13 October 2020

SANDFORD Ernest (Sandy) Sandford MBE died October 2020 aged 97 Royal Marines , Ulster Defence Regt July 1943 Sicily, Messina, Anzio. India

STEVENSON Brigadier Peter I B Stevenson CBE KSOB died 2 October 2020

TAYLOR THOMPSON Helen Margaret Taylor Thompson (nee Laurie-Walker) 7 August 1924 - 6 September 2020 FANY SOE codes and signalling (inc Radio Londres)

TUPET-THOME Lt Edgard Tupet-Thome ("Tom") MC, hon MBE, Grand Cross Legion d'Honneur. 19 April 1920 - 9 September 2020 French Army (protecting Dunkirk retreat, PoW, escaped), Resistance (Le Reseau Ronald network), escaped via Gibraltar, Free French, French 3rd Special Air Service (UK trained) Brittany - Op Derry Liberated Daoulas, Landerneau

VYVYAN-ROBINSON Major Richard Vyvyan-Robinson MBE died 31st October 2020 aged 83. Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry

WALKER Sqn Ldr Geoffrey Robert (Duffy) Walker died 12 November 2020 aged 80

WEBSTER Vice Adm Sir John Webster KCB died 5 October 2020 aged 87

WILCKEN Lt Cdr Anthony David Felix Wilcken died 11 October 2002 aged 86

WINDSOR Col Rodney Windsor CBE Died 21 October 2020 aged 95 The Queen's Bays and North Irish Horse

WORSTHORNE (later Sir) Pergrine Worsthorne 22 December 1923 - 3 October 2020 Ox & Bucks LI. Phantom Special reconnaisance unit. Later journalist

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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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