In Memoriam

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  1. A place to post your thoughts for members of our Armed Forces lost on active service and Old Salts and Royals who have crossed the bar'.


    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    Laurence Binyon.
     
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    Another sad day in Helmand

     
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    16 Aug 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier, from The 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh died of wounds on Saturday 15 August at the Royal College of Defence Medicine, Selly Oak.
    MOD Announcement

    The soldier had been wounded while on a vehicle patrol near Musa Qaleh in Helmand Province on the morning of 13 August 2009.
     
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    16 Aug 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers has been killed.
    mod
    The soldier died as a result of injuries sustained in an explosion that happened while on a foot patrol near Sangin, northen Helmand Province on Saturday 15 August.
     
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    MOD Fact Sheet for Operations in Afghanistan: British Fatalities:


    Link
     
  6. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

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    Two Submariners have “Crossed the Bar on their Last Patrol†They were not members of the Submariners Association, so I have no record of their submarine service.



    J. (Jack) Allen. AB. LTO. Age 84. Submarine Service 1945-46, Served in Upshot, Auriga and Tantalous. (Information supplied by the Submarine Museum Archivist)



    Commander Tom Brinkley MBE RN The only information I have on him, is that he was at one time EO of the Resolution and was awarded the MBE while serving in Reso. It was also reported he joined/transferred to the RAN; I have no details of any of that service
     
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    t is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that one soldier from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington's) and one soldier from 2nd Battalion The Rifles have been killed in Afghanistan.
    Ministry of Defence

    Ministry of Defence

    The soldiers died as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a routine foot patrol, not connected to election security, near Sangin, northern Helmand province, on the morning of Thursday 20 August 2009.

    Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, said:
     
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    A Military Operations news article

    25 Aug 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a British soldier from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak, today, Tuesday 25 August 2009.
    Ministry of Defence

    Ministry of Defence

    The soldier died from wounds he sustained in an explosion while on a foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province on the evening of Saturday 15 August 2009.
     
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    Finknottle

    There are often small articles in the local press about ex-matelots who have crossed the bar - would you like them to be included in this new thread?
     
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    Of course that is what the sticky is for as members may have served with them and thank you.
     
  11. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

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    Fink, I get emails from the Submariners Association re members that have crossed the bar, I am happy to cut and paste them onto here
     
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    From Tuesday's Guzz Gazette:
    PAT BOWELL, ex CPO(OPS)(M), died peacefully at home August 20th, aged 59.
    Funeral at Woodford Methodist Church, 1300 Thursday August 27th,
    RIP, Chief.
     
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    Please do and thank you.
     
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    Tom Brinkley was MEO on RESOLUTION 66-68 when I was on her, later met him in Gib 1976 when he was on the Clanky side of SM 2. A true officer and gentleman.
     
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    A Military Operations news article

    29 Aug 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a Royal Marine has died following an explosion whilst on a foot patrol near Gereshk in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 29 August 2009.
    Ministry of Defence
     
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    A Military Operations news article

    31 Aug 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that two soldiers from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, have been killed in Afghanistan.
    The soldiers were killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a foot patrol north of Lashkar Gah District, southern Helmand Province on the morning of Monday 31 August 2009.
     
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    This afternoon I stood with many others outside York Minster to pay my respects to Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton, Royal Artillery. The crowd was large and very respectful. His colleagues were smartly turned out and performed their duties immaculately. The minster bell tolled over a very sombre and moving occasion.
    Rest in Peace Matthew.

    2BM

    Edited to add - There are a few pictures from outside the Minster on
    WWW.bbc.co.uk/york
     
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    A Military Operations news article

    3 Sep 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, operating with The Light Dragoons Battle Group, has been killed.
    Ministry of Defence



    The soldier was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a vehicle move in the Babaji district, central Helmand province, on the evening of 2 September 2009.
     
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    A Military Operations news article

    3 Sep 09

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment was killed in Afghanistan today, Thursday 3 September 2009.
    Ministry of Defence



    The soldier, operating with The Light Dragoons Battle Group, died as a result of a gunshot wound he sustained whilst on a foot patrol in the Babaji district, central Helmand province.
     
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    Captain Sir Edward Archdale, DSC. 3rd Bt. (8 Sept 1921 – 31 July 2009)

    A submariner and the first gunnery officer of the previous HMS DARING.

    In 1942-43 Archdale completed 12 war patrols, mainly in the 600-ton submarine P42, Unbroken, which was commanded by Lieutenant-Commander Alastair Mars.
    Within moments of surfacing, its three-inch gun would be manned, and Archdale would be able to hit a target while the water was still draining off the boat's casing.

    His first victim, on April 26 1942, was the Italian sailing vessel Vale Formoso, damaged off Bordighera, Liguria. Another typical target was a railway at Longobardi in southern Italy.

    Full obituary at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obi...s/6127836/Captain-Sir-Edward-Archdale-Bt.html

    RIP - Resurgam
     

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