Cpl. Liam Elms 45CDO RM. KAS AFGN - 31 Dec 08


A Royal Marine has been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The serviceman from 45 Commando Royal Marines, based in Arbroath, died during a routine patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province.

He is the 137th British serviceman to die in Afghanistan since the start of operations in October 2001.

The MoD said his next of kin have been informed. He is the 12th Royal Marine to die in the past two months.

Cdr Paula Rowe, spokeswoman for Task Force Helmand, said: "Every death is tragic, yet at the turning of the year, with the celebration and hope it promises, this loss is all the harder to bear."

"All our thoughts go to his family, friends and colleagues who will be devastated by his sacrifice."
That has put a proper dampner on tonights festivities, bugger


I'll raise a glass to that lad but I don't feel like celebrating.

Very sorry for his family and friends.
Sad Sad Sad, deepest condolences to family and friends RIP mucker


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My thoughts to his family and friends.

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