UK casualties in Afghanistan

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Certa Cito Brother :poppy:
     
  2. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    R.I.P. :poppy:
     
  3. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    The Ministry of Defence must announce that three soldiers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Sunday 1 July 2012.:poppy:

    Two soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and one serving with the Royal Corps of Signals were killed in an incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
    The soldiers were part of a Police Advisory Team which had been to the checkpoint to conduct a shura. On leaving, they were engaged by small arms fire from a man wearing an Afghan Police uniform. During this exchange of fire the three soldiers were wounded and, despite receiving first aid at the scene, they died of their injuries.
    Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said:
    "It is with deep regret that I must inform you that three soldiers, two serving with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and one serving with the Royal Corps of Signals, have been killed in an incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
    "Their loss will be felt deeply across Task Force Helmand. However, this will be nothing compared to the grief experienced by the soldiers' families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely difficult time."
    The soldiers' families have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

    Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan - British Army Website

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  4. DanielG

    DanielG Senior Member

    Rest in peace boys.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    BBC News - Afghanistan killings: Three dead UK soldiers are named

    Three British soldiers killed by a policeman in Afghanistan on Sunday have been named by the Ministry of Defence.
    They were guardsmen Craig Roderick and Apete Tuisovurua, of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, and Warrant Officer Class Two Leonard Thomas, of the Royal Corps of Signals.

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  6. Clint_NZ

    Clint_NZ Member

    Just wondering how much media coverage killed UK servicemen and women get in the UK? Recently NZ had 2 soldiers KIA and naturally for a small country it was headline news. However within the last day I've become a bit annoyed with our news coverage here. Firstly our female shotputter at the Olympics who won silver has now been given the Gold medal after the original medal winner has been found to be a drug cheat. At the same time it was revealed that one of the soldiers killed, L/Cpl Malone braved heavy fire to drag his wounded Commanding Officer to safety and was killed going back in to rescue another mate, yet the Olympic Story is all anyone seems to care about. At the end of the day NZ went from 16th to 15th in a medal table no one will care about in a few weeks while L/Cpl Malone and another soldier gave their lives, doesnt seem right.
     
  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I was surprised to note that UK's most recent two deaths in Afghanistan have not been commented on here (although reported in the press and on TV).

    RIP Lt Andrew Chesterman, 3 Rifles, KIA 9/8/2012 :poppy:


    RIP L/Cpl Matthew Smith, RE, KIA 10/8/2012 :poppy:
     
  8. Clint_NZ

    Clint_NZ Member

  9. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

  10. Stormbird

    Stormbird Restless

    :poppy: R.I.P. Guardsman Whittle. :poppy:
     
  11. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    :poppy: RIP Guardsman Whittle :poppy:
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  14. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    RIP Channing
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  16. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Two deaths reported today from the Brigade of Gurkhas.
    :poppy: :poppy:
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Two deaths reported today from the Brigade of Gurkhas.


    BBC News - MoD names two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan


    They were Lt Edward Drummond-Baxter and L/Cpl Siddhanta Kunwar, both of 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, attached to 40 Commando Royal Marines.
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    Lt Drummond-Baxter (left) and L/Cpl Kunwar were killed at a meeting with Afghan police
     
  18. bugleboy2323

    bugleboy2323 Senior Member

    what a waste of young lives,my deepest sympathy goes out to the families of our brave warriors,who made the ultimate sacrifice.Quis Separabit. Lest we forget.
     
  19. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Coalition casualties in Afghanistan now exceed 3,000!
     
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    BBC News - UK soldier killed in Afghanistan 'insider attack'
    A British soldier has been shot dead by an individual wearing an Afghan army uniform, the Ministry of Defence said.
    The incident was an "insider attack" at Patrol Base Shawqat in the Nad-e Ali area of Helmand province, the MoD said. The soldier's family has been informed.
    The soldier was serving with The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 Scots).


    Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Military Operations | Soldier from 1 SCOTS killed in Afghanistan

    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) was killed in Aghanistan on Sunday 11 November 2012.
     

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