2 Yorks Death

RIP Mate.

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment was killed in southern Afghanistan yesterday, Sunday 17 February 2008.

One other soldier was also injured in the incident but his injuries are not life threatening.

Just before 2100 hrs local time soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, as part of their Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) role, were taking part in a foot patrol with 40 Commando Royal Marines near Kajaki, Helmand Province, when they were caught in an explosion.

Medical treatment was administered at the scene and both soldiers were evacuated to Camp Bastion by emergency response helicopter. Sadly one of the soldiers was pronounced dead on arrival.

Next of kin have been informed and there will be 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.
A sad day for the Green Howards.

RIP, my thoughts and prayers are for Your family and friends at this awful time.
RIP Hero, condolances to all family and friends, speedy recovery to the wounded.

We will remember them
RIP soldier. Commiserations to the Regt and family and I hope for a speedy recovery for your injured comrade.
The soldier killed in Helmand was a very good friend of mine and have just been told. It was a gift serving with you mate and you will be sorely missed. See you in the next life D.
Baz, Lav and the rest of the lads from 2 Yorks.
Our thoughts go to your family....

I will post anymore details when the grace period has passed.....

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