Ref the recent Welsh Guards CO KIA in Afghan: How many other unit COs or OCs have been casualties in British post-WWII wars? I can only think of the below. KIA - CO of Royal Ulster Rifles, "Happy Valley" rearguad battle north of Seoul, Jan 1951 (Hand-to-hand combat during breakout through burning village) KIA - CO of 8th Hussars squadron, "Happy Valley" rearguard battle north of Seoul, Jan 1951 (Unknown: Probably killed on foot after tank KOed. Last words over radio to his echelon were, 'It's bloody rough.") KIA - CO of Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, Imjin River, April, 1951 (Machine gunned with rearguard during retreat down a four-mile enfilade) WIA - CO of Belgian Battalion (attached to UK 29th Bde) Imjin River, April, 1951 (Standing next to Centurions that was brewed up with a phosphorous grenade as it covered British withdrawal) Captured - CO of Glosters, Imjin River, April 1951 (Taken during attempted breakout from Hill 235) KIA - CO of 2 Para, Goose Green, 1982. (Attacking MG post) ...others?