2PWRR Soldier Killed 08/06/10 Named 11/06/10

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  1. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10276370.stm (c) Auntie

    A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.

    The soldier, from the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, died in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Wednesday.

    Next of kin have been informed. The death brings the number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan to 294.

    Also on Wednesday, four Nato personnel died when their helicopter was shot down in Helmand. The nationalities of those killed have not been revealed.

    Condolences to family, friends, and regiment.
     
  2. Mongo

    Mongo LE Reviewer

    Rest In Peace.
     
  3. RIP

    God Bless
     
  4. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/10294067.stm (c) Auntie

    A soldier killed by a blast in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday has been named by the Ministry of Defence.

    He was Private Jonathan Monk, 25, of 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment.

    Pte Monk, 25, from London, was killed while on foot patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

    His death brings the number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan to 294.

    The family of Pte Monk said he was a "most wonderful son" and "truly great brother" in a statement released through the Ministry of Defence.

    They said: "The Army was in his blood, it was all he'd ever wanted to do since he was five years old.

    "He was extremely generous both to family and friends, and always eager to give help to anyone that needed it.

    "He leaves an enormous void in all our lives. We will miss him so much, but we will always be so proud of his achievements and the dedicated way he served his country. He will always be our hero."