Basra:Injuries to two brave Tankies


I got this sad report off the 1rtr site apologies if it has been posted elsewhere

From the Regt:
On Friday 09 Feb 07, 2 Soldiers of the Royal Tank Regt; Sgt Derek McDonald (Deek) and Cpl Simon Risdale (Si), were very seriously injured by Indirect Fire at Basra Palace. Deek from the 1st Royal Tank Regt on attachment to the 2nd Royal Tank Regt, received immediate treatment in theatre and has now been flown to the UK where his treatment continues. Deek's wife is with him as are the thoughts of every member of the Regt past and present. Although his condition reamains serious he is responding well to treatment. Si also received treatment in theatre and was flown back to Germany where he is undergoing further treatment and is also reported as doing well. As the situation improves I will keep you all informed.


I sincerely wish a speedy recovery to both lads and my thoughts are with the families
Fear Naught
My very best wishes to both Sgt McDonald and Cpl Risdale for full and speedy recoveries.

My thoughts too are with their families, friends and all those involved in their treatment.


Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery


Thoughts are with you lads on a speedy recovery....

Rest of you Tankies out there please stay safe and see you in Tidworth sometime..
Thanks to all Tankies for upholding the honour. Our two lads - get well soon and to all - get to those Green Fields soon.
Our thoughts are with you.


With the greatest hopes and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Sgt McDonald & Cpl Risdale for a return to 100% health and full fitness.


Wishes go to the wounded, family and friends. Get well, hoping you a speedy recovery guys.

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