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We mark the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades or families welcome

BANGAY W G E ‘Joe’ Bangay ex RAF died 23 August 2017 aged 87

BARON Sqn Ldr Charles Baron 6 May 1920 - 5 September 2017 served 1940-46

BERESFORD John Derrick Beresford RAF died 4 September 2017 aged 102

BLISS Capt Bryan Arthur Bliss died 24th August 2017 aged 76

CHOWN Col John Webb Chown died 23rd September 2017 aged 87

CONSTABLE Ernest Charles Edwin Constable ex RAF died 26 August 2017 aged 83

DAUNCEY Brigadier Michael Donald Keen Dauncey 11 May 1920 - 23 August 2017 DSO Cheshires Glider Pilot Regt
Recommended for VC at Arnhem, blinded in one eye, escaped, hidden by Dutch family until Feb 45. later Greece, Germany , Cyprus (UN) Malaysia Madrid
FORD (later Sir) Major David Robert Ford KBE LVO died 10th September 2017 aged 82
RA, Malta 29 Commando Regt Aden, Borneo
FORMAN Lt Cdr Ian Forman died 17th September 2017 aged 87
FREEMAN Capt Peter Wilfred Freeman died 29th September 2017 aged 94 Army commando
JONES Lt Col Barry Jones died 19th September 2017
LENNOX Charles Henry Gordon Lennox (later Duke of Richmond and Gordon) 19 September 1929 – 1 September 2017 National Service 60th Rifles
MICHIE William Michie 24 November 1935-22 September 2017 RAF National Service later MP
ORGAN Cdr William George Frederick Organ died 28 August 2017 aged 74
OSWELL Wg Cdr Quintin Miles Bayley Oswell died 10 September 2017 aged 81
PHILLIPS Major Anthony Alfred Charles "Tony" Phillips died 17th September 2017 aged 88
POTTER John Hubert Potter ??? - 17 July 2017 Removed after Times revealed discrepancies in past
POWE Captain Ian Wilton Powe RN 17 October 1932 - 2 September 2017 
Devised submarine tactics still in use. 845 NASqn . HMS Kenya off Korea i/c HMS Crofton, minesweeper. i/c HMS Yarmouth Cod War
ROSE Stuart Nigel Rose RAFVR 21 June 2018 - 10 September 2017
One of last of "the few" 602 Sqn Spitfires commissioned 18 June 1940 up to 4 sorties a day
SMITH Kenneth Herbert Smith 12 April 1922 – 6 July 2017
Royal Marines, early member of SAS "band of murderous renegade cut throats" Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy
TWEEDY Brig Oliver Robert "Bob" Tweedy died 20th September 2017 Black Watch
WEIR George "Jimmy" Weir RAMC dies 15th September 2017 aged 75
WILKINSON Sgt(later F/O) Kenneth Astill Wilkinson AEA 29 June 1918 – 31 July 2017
Battle of Britain Spitfire fighter pilot (only 11 now left) 616 Sqn, 19 Sqn/12 Group Big Wing, 165 Sqn
WOOD Sqn Ldr Michael Edward Wood died 21st September 2017 aged 68. Navigator, fast jet pilot
WRAGG Geoffrey Wragg 9 January 1930 - 15 September 2017 REME National Service

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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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