Army Rumour Service Book of Remembrance, Afghanistan

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I believe I have listed all those who have a Condolences Thread. If anyone can point me to threads I've missed, it would be much appreciated

There are links at the bottom of the page you may also wish to visit.


Sgt Lee Johnson, 2nd Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, killed by an explosion on operations in Afghanistan. 8th December 2007.


CA Condolences Thread




Tpr Jack Sadler, The Honourable Artillery Company, attached 4/74 Special Observation battery Royal Artillery, killed in a roadside explosion. 4th December 2007.

Gunners Forum Condolences Thread (post release of name)

Gunners Forum Condolences Thread (pre-release of name)

TA Forum Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread

CA Forum Condolences Thread



Capt John McDermid, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, killed in an explosion. 14th November 2007.

CA Forum Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Jake Alderton, 36 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, killed in a vehicle accident. 9th November 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Maj Alexis Roberts, serving with 1st Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles, killed in a roadside explosion. 4th October 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



C/Sgt Phillip Newman, 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment and Pte Brian Tunnicliffe, 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), killed in a vehicle accident. 20th September 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Ivano Violino, 20 Field Squadron, 36 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, killed in an explosion. 17th September 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Sgt Craig Brelsford and Pte Johan Botha, 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), killed in action against the Taleban. 8th September 2007.

CA Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread



Ptes Damian Wright and Ben Ford, 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), killed in an explosion. 5th September 2007

CA Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread



SAC Christopher Bridge, C flight, 51 Squadron, Royal Air Force Regiment killed in an explosion whilst on patrol. 30th August 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Ptes Aaron McClure, Robert Foster and John Thrumble, B Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 23rd August 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Capt David Hicks, 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 11th August 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Pte Tony Rawson, 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment killed in action against the Taleban. 10th August 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Michael Jones, Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 29th July 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Sgt Barry Keen, 14 Signal Regiment, Royal Signals, killed in action against the Taleban. 27th July 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Gdsmn David Atherton, 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, killed in action against the Taleban. 26th July 2007

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Alex Hawkins, 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 25th July 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Gdsmn Daryl Hickey, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, killed in action against the Taleban. 12th July 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Sgt Dave Wilkinson, 19 Regiment Royal Artillery, killed in action against the Taleban. 1st July 2007.

CA Condolences Thread

Gunners Forum Condolences Thread



Capt Sean Dolan, 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 30th June 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Dmr Thomas Wright, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, killed in an explosion. 24th June 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Gdsmn Neil 'Tony' Downes, 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards, killed in action. 9th June 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Paul "Sandy" Sandford, 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, killed in action against the Taleban. 6th June 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Cpl Mark Gilyeat, Royal Military Police, killed in a helicopter crash. 30th May 2007.

CA Helicopter Crash Condolences Thread

AGC, APTC and SASC Forum Condolences Thread



Cpl Darren Bonner, A Company, 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in an explosion. 28th May 2007.

Named CA Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread



Gdsmn Daniel Probyn, 1st Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, killed in action against the Taleban. 26th May 2007.

Named CA Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl George Russell Davey, 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment , killed in a firearms accident. 20th May 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Gdsmn Simon Davison, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, killed in action against the Taleban. 3rd May 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Pte Chris Gray, 1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 13th April 2007

CA Condolences Thread

Infantry Forum Condolences Thread



WO 2 Michael "Mick" Smith, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, killed in action against the Taleban 8th March 2007.

Gunners Forum Condolences Thread

CA Condolences Thread

Gunner Forum Condolences Thread started before the name was released



Mne Benjamin Reddy, 42 Commando, Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 6th March 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



L\Bdrs Ross Clark and Liam "Paddy" McLaughlin, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, killed in action against the Taleban. 3rd March 2007.

Gunner Forum Condolences Thread, L/Bdr Clark

Gunner Forum Condolences Thread, L/Bdr McLaughlin

Gunner Forum Condolences Thread for both L/Bdrs, started before their names were released

CA Condolences Thread



Mne Scott Summers, 42 Commando, Royal Marines, died in the UK as a result of injuries sustained in a road accident in Helmand province. 21st February 2007

Condolences Thread



Mne Jonathan Holland, 45 Commando, Royal Marines, killed by a landmine . 21st February 2007

CA Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Mathew Ford, 45 Commando, Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 15th January 2007.

CA Condolences Thread



Mne Thomas Curry, 42 Commando, Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 13th January 2007

CA Condolences Thread



L/Bdr James Dwyer, 7 (Sphinx) Bty, 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, killed by an anti-tank mine. 27th December 2006.

CA Condolences Thread

Gunner Forum Condolences Thread



Mne Richard Watson, 42 Commando Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 12th December 2006.

CA Condolences Thread



Mne Jonathan Wigley, 45 Commando Royal Marines, killed in action against the Taleban. 5th December 2006.

CA Condolences Thread



Marine Gary Wright, 45 Commando Royal Marines, killed by a suicide bomber. 19th October 2006.

CA Condolences Thread



Cpl Luke McCulloch, 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 6th September 2006.

CA Condolences Thread



Cpl Mark William Wright, The Parachute Regiment, killed by a landmine whilst trying to rescue an injured colleague. 6th September 2006.

CA Condolences Thread

MoD webpage ref the award of the George Cross to Cpl Wright



L/Cpl Paul Muirhead, 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, died of wounds received in action against the Taleban. 6th September 2006.

CA Condolences Thread (included in the thread for Cpl Wright)



Pte Craig O'Donnell, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland, kiled by a suspected suicide bomber. 4th September 2006.

CA Condolences Thread



Flt Lt Steven Johnson, Flt Lt Leigh Anthony Mitchelmore, Flt Lt Gareth Rodney Nicholas, Flt Lt Allan James Squires, Flt Lt Steven Swarbrick, Flt Sgt Gary Wayne Andrews, Flt Sgt Stephen Beattie, Flt Sgt Gerard Martin Bell, Flt Sgt Adrian Davies, Sgt Benjamin James Knight, Sgt John Joseph Langton and Sgt Gary Paul Quilliam, all RAF, L/Cpl Oliver Simon Dicketts, Parachute Regiment and Mne Joseph David Windall, Royal Marines, all killed when their NIMROD crashed in Afghanistan. 2nd September 2006.

CA Condolences Thread
Aviation Forum Condolences Thread


Rngr Anare Draiva, 1 Royal Irish Regiment, died in action against the Taleban. 1st September 2006.

Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Jon Hetherington, 14 Signals Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 27th August 2006.

CA Condolences Thread
Royal Signals Forum Condolences Thread
Another Royal Signal Forum Condolences Thread



Cpl Bryan Budd, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, killed in action against the Taleban. 20th August 2006.

Condolences Thread

CA Thread ref the award of Cpl Budd's Victoria Cross



L/Cpl Sean Tansey, The Life Guards, died in an industrial accident. 12th August 2006.

Condolences Thread



Cpl Leigh Reeves, The Royal Logistic Corps, killed in a traffic accident. 9th August 2006.

CA Condolences Thread
RLC Forum Condolences Thread



Pte Andrew Cutts, 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, killed in action against the Taleban. Sunday 6th August 2006.

Condolences Thread
RLC Forum Condolences Thread



Capt Alex Eida, 7 Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery, killed in action against the Taleban. 1st August 2006.

Condolences Thread
Gunner Forum Condolences Thread


2 Lt Ralph Johnson and L/Cpl Ross Nicholls, The Household Cavalry Regiment , killed in action against the Taleban. 1st August 2006.

Condolences Thread
Ross Nicholls' Royal Signals Forum Condolences Thread



Cpl Anthony Joseph Boneca of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment, Canadian Armed Forces, killed in action against the Taleban. 9th July 2006.

Condolences Thread



Pte Damien Jackson, 3 PARA, killed in action against the Taleban. 5th July 2006.

Condolences Thread



Cpl Pete Thorpe, Royal Signals, killed in action against the Taleban. 1st July 2006.

CA Condolences Thread
Royal Signals Forum Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Jabron Hashmi, Intelligence Corps, killed in action against the Taleban. 1st July 2006.

CA Condolences Thread
Funeral Thread
Intelligence Corps Forum Condolences Thread



Capt David Patten and Sgt Paul Bartlett, killed in action against the Taleban. 27th July 2006

Condolences Thread



Capt Jim Phillippson, 7 RHA, killed in action against the Taleban. 11th June 2006

CA Condolences Thread
Gunner Forum Condolences Thread



Capt Nichola Goddard, 1RCHA, Canadian Army, killed in action against the Taleban. 17th May 2006.

Condolences Thread



Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty, Spc. Justin L. O’Donohoe, Spc. David N. Timmons Jr and Pfc. Brian M. Moquin Jr., 71st Cavalry Regt, US Army, killed in a helicopter crash. 5th May 2006.

Condolences Thread



Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric W. Totten, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher B. Donaldson, Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Howick, Sgt. Bryan A. Brewster, Sgt. John C. Griffith and Sgt. Jeffery S. Wiekamp, 3rd Bn, 10th Aviation Regt, US Army, killed in a helicopter crash. 5th May 2006.

Condolences Thread



L/Cp Peter Craddock, 1st Bn, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regt, killed in a traffic accident. 27th March 2006.

Condolences Thread



Cpl Mark Cridge, 7 Signal Regt, died at Camp Bastion. 22nd March 2006.

Condolences Thread



L/Cpl Steven "Shirley" Sherwood, 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry, killed in action against the Taleban. 29th October 2005



Pte Jonathan Kitulagoda, The Rifle Volunteers, killed by a suicide bomber. 28th January 2004.

CA Condolences Thread
Memorial Ceremony Thread


Sgt Robert Busuttil and Cpl John Gregory, died in Afghanistan. 17th August 2002.



Pte Darren John George, The Royal Anglian Regiment, killed in a firearms accident. April 2002


Links


MoD Website of Casualties In Afghanistan

BBC News webpage of those British Forces killed in Afghanistan


CNN Index of all coalition troops killed in Afghanistan
 
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[align=center]The Final Inspection

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
The soldier squared his shoulders and
said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."[/align]
 
#6
Final Inspection always brings a tear to the eye. Good work in posting it.
 
#8
L/Cpl Luke McCulloch, 1 Royal Irish.

Killed in action, Sangin province 6th Sep

http://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.org/Royal%20Irish%20Regiment(Afgan).htm

Scroll to bottom for details.
 
#10
My two dearest friends and all those who have lost their lives R.I.P.
Fondest memories my thoughts are with families and loved ones.
 
#11
That is the first time I have seen that poem, but oh how it moved me!

Well done fluffyB on pulling all that toghther! RIP the lot of them!

Maybe apposed to a thread we should have some sort extra bit for this sort of thing, to all those that have fell.
 
#12
Rest in peace I'm glad that we still have men and women who face the enemy and do what has to be done!

You make us all proud of your sacrifice!

Me n Bee
 
#14
It was a very hard day, standing watching the coffins as they came off the plane, my family is devastated by what has happened and yet so very very proud of my Brother. He died doing what he loved with guys who were like his extended family, and because of that, my heart and thoughts are with those families also, as we all share the same pain in trying to come to terms with those we have lost.

To all the staff and personel at RAF Kinloss, you made a hard day easier, you all shared in our grief, and I shall never forget the care you all showed and the respect.

I Lost one Brother, you have lost Twelve.
 
#15
Great thread FB. Also thanks to pox dr for poem first time i,ve seen that one. To Lab queen condolences to you and the family and special thanks for taking the time to write on here. R.I.P to all those mentioned may they all sleep the peace of the brave. GOD BLESS YOU my brothers.
 
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[align=center]Greatest sacrifice a person can ever make, Rest In Peace Guys!!![/align]
 
#17
I found this along time ago, I feel it's right and proper to include this in memoriam to all.

Just a Simple Soldier.

He was getting old and paunchy; his hair was falling out fast,
And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in, And the deeds that he had done.
In his exploits with his friends, They were heroes, everyone.

And ‘tho sometimes, to his neighbours, His tales became a joke,
All his friends listened, For they know whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer; For Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary, Very quite sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, Quietly going on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing, ‘Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth, Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing, And proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories, From the time they were young,
But the passing of a soldier, Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution, To the welfare of our land?
Some Jerk who breaks his promise, And Cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow, Who in times of War and Strife,
Goes of f to serve his Country, And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend, And the style in which he lives,
Are sometimes disproportionate, To the services he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal, And perhaps a pension, small.

It’s so easy to forget them, For it is so often and long ago,
That our Bob’s, Jim’s and Johnny’s, went to battle, but we know.
It was not the politicans, with their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us this freedom, that our Country continues to enjoy.

Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some Cop-out, With his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier, Who has sworn to defend,
His home, His kin, and Country, And would fight to the end?

He was just a common Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us, We may need his like again.
Foe when the country is in conflict, Then we find the Soldier’s part,
Is to clean up all the troubles, That politicians start.

If we cannot do him Honour, While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage, At the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline, In the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MORNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.

UNKNOWN.

With the greatest of respects to the Fallen,
To the families, My deepest condolences.
Forever in our memories, never forgotten.
 
#20
NEVER MORE

(1 On fame’s eternal camping ground,
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards in Solemn sound,
The bivouac of the dead.


2/ ‘Tis night far down our Northern glens,
The autumn breezes sigh,
Afar the mountains echo back,
The curlews lonely cry.
The river onward flows the way
Of centuries before,
But tonight the waters seem to sob and whisper “Never More”.

3/ The Drums of death are sounding across the Northern Wave,
And there’s weeping ‘mong the Highland Homes,
For our beloved brave,
For those who knew and loved those hills,
In boyhood days of yore,
For those who died for home and King,
Amid the battles roar.

4/ Ah, where are now our kilted lads
So handsome brave and grand,
Who marched away for honours sake,
And love of this far land.
‘Tis o’er a narrow strip of blue,
Somewhere in blood soaked France.
They sleep the everlasting sleep
Behind the great advance.

Elsie Spence Rae Banff 7th November 1915.



The poem “Never More” was found in Corporal Angus Mackay Royal Scots, personal diary.
He was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917

I just thought I would share with you all
 

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