Deaths on Ops Since 1945

#1
Can anyone fill in any of the gaps (or point out any c0ck-ups)?

Indonesia (1945-1946) - 50
Palestine (1945-1948) - 223
Malaya (1948-1961) - 509
Korea (1950-1953) - 865
Eqypt (1951-1954) - 53
Kenya (1952) - 12
Cyprus (1955-1958) - 79
Eqypt (1956) - 12
Borneo / Malaya (1962-1966) - 59
Radfan (1964-1967) - 24
Aden (1964-1967) - 68
Oman / Dhofar (1969-1976) - ???
Northern Ireland (1969-Date) - 644??? 720??? Definitive answer???
Falkland Islands (1982) - 255
First Gulf War (1991) - 42
Bosnia/Croatia (1991-Date) - ???
Kosovo (1999-Date) - ???
Sierra Leone (2000) - ????
Afghanistan (2001-Date) - 41
Iraq (2003-Date) - 126

Slightly strange how stats for old conflicts are fairly easy to come by whereas figures for recent conflicts can be hard to track down...

Thanks for any help and I hope the above stats are of interest to some of you.
 
#3
Try the Daily Telegraph, or - failing that - the Times, and after that The Mail.

One or other of the dailies has done a front cover on exactly this - not very recently, but they bin feckall.
 
#7
Any particular reason? But from the RBL in 2001:

Fatal Casualties since 1945

Korea: 765
Northern Ireland: 719 (includes military deaths on UK mainland and Germany attributed to Irish terrorism)
Malaya: 340
The Falklands: 255
Palestine: 233
Cyprus: 105
Aden: 68
Egypt: 54
Balkans: 48
The Gulf: 47
Yangtse River: 46
Oman & Dhofar: 24
Suez: 22
Borneo: 16
Kenya: 12
Sierra Leone: 1

Total: 2755

This list does not include those wounded (over 12,000) or those killed on "non-active" service duties, training or through accidents.
 
#8
As a young `army barmy`kid I closely followed the events in Aden,and from memory there were about 125 killed in the last year!Maybe the figures don´t include RAF or Navy but thats just political bullshit,cutting the numbers up to bluff the public(and soldiers?)?

Aden 68?...............I don´t think so!

6 months in the Sergeants Mess as Barman,thank god that some of those blokes who were in Crater don´t write books!
 
#9
midnight said:
As a young `army barmy`kid I closely followed the events in Aden,and from memory there were about 125 killed in the last year!Maybe the figures don´t include RAF or Navy but thats just political bullshit,cutting the numbers up to bluff the public(and soldiers?)?

Aden 68?...............I don´t think so!

6 months in the Sergeants Mess as Barman,thank god that some of those blokes who were in Crater don´t write books!
Walker J. (2005) Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in South Arabia 1962-67. Spellmount Publishers, page 285, gives a figure of "approaching 200" for British Military fatalities including RM, RAF and SF. This covers Aden itself, the Radfan and other parts of S Arabia where fighting took place during this period. The same source states that 57 of these deaths occurred in Aden itself, almost all in 1967.
 
#10
Neuroleptic said:
midnight said:
As a young `army barmy`kid I closely followed the events in Aden,and from memory there were about 125 killed in the last year!Maybe the figures don´t include RAF or Navy but thats just political bullshit,cutting the numbers up to bluff the public(and soldiers?)?

Aden 68?...............I don´t think so!

6 months in the Sergeants Mess as Barman,thank god that some of those blokes who were in Crater don´t write books!
Walker J. (2005) Aden Insurgency: The Savage War in South Arabia 1962-67. Spellmount Publishers, page 285, gives a figure of "approaching 200" for British Military fatalities including RM, RAF and SF. This covers Aden itself, the Radfan and other parts of S Arabia where fighting took place during this period. The same source states that 57 of these deaths occurred in Aden itself, almost all in 1967.

I wonder how many would have survived with some of todays body armour? http://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.org/aden.htm
 

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#11
I seem to recall a report that 1968 was the first year to pass without the death of a British soldier under active service conditions...

Of course that might not have included the little dust-up in Oman, which wasn't officially happening, the dates of which elude me at the moment... :roll:
 
#12
I think the figures for Borneo are low as well. Incidentally Borneo should be separated from Brunei, they were different campaigns, different GSM clasps. IIRC the Brunei total was 4 KIA.
 

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