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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country in conflicts. Contributions fro comrades and families welcome.

BAILEY (Dr) Leslie Bailey RNVR - Fleet Air Arm 5 May 1922 - 1 May 2017

First mission as Swordfish navigator : Sink the Bismark! HMS Victorios, HMS Ark Royal Malta convoys

BIRD Major Thomas Arthur Bird DSO, MC and Bar 11 August 1918 - 9 August 2017

Western Desert (2 MCs on patrol) anti tank cdr El Alamein "Snipe" 2RB destroyed 32 tanks. DSO, wounded. ADC to Wavell, ADC to "Jumbo" Wilson

BROGAN Major Shaun Michael Brogan MC 24 May 1944- 9 July 2017

SAS. Oman (Dhofar campaign)

FISHER Col Vere (Ve) Irene Fisher died 31st July 2017 aged 95

HALL Lt Cdr Henry Albert Longdon "Nobby" Hall RAN MBE MOA 4 April 1922 - 25 June 2017

Joined as Ordinary Seaman, Sunk twice, collided twice in Pacific war. HMAS Canberra off Solomon Islands. HMAS Hobart HMAS Shropshire

INCE David Henry gason Ince DFC 23 March 1921 - 2 August 2017

nearly 150 sorties in Hawker Typhoon over north west Europe 1944-5 including one of few napalm drops. 

LILEY Lt Col Michael Liley died 12th August 201

MATTINGLEY (Cecil) David Mattingly DFC 14 June 1922 - 2 June 2017

625 Sqn Lancaster bomber pilot. 23 missions. Wounded over Dortmund, broken skull, severed tendons, flew plane back and landed. Grounded for rest of war

WARRELL BOWRING Dr Walter Warrell Bowring MC died 5th August 2017 aged 97 

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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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