It would be nice to think this is the last time we have to post condolances for a British soldier killed in a s"""e-hole like Afghanistan. But I know it won't be.
I pray I'm wrong, but I think the bad times are just getting started...
All of the news-services are running the story now, Ghostie, though the MoD site is yet to be updated, so sadly it does look like a valid and verified story.
Yes Werewolf, I echo your sentiment and have done ever since the first reported death. Each time I offer condolences I hope that it is the last time, but in light of the foreign policy decisions being made by the British and US governments, it is naive to think that this may be the case. Those we lose won't be forgotten by those of us who care, but I wonder how often our 'leaders' do as I do and look at the names and faces of all of those we've lost so far: The Fallen.
More sad news. My thoughts are with the injured, the bereaved and the colleagues of those involved.
I too am growing weary of hearing of the deaths of more of Britain's finest young men, whilst Ministers in our dire government spout their platitudes and hope it will all turn out right in the end, despite their lack of planning and absence of backbone.