It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lieutenant David Alexander Grant Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, both from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17 November 2011.
I was deeply shocked to hear of the deaths of Lt Boyce and L/Cpl Scanlon.
David Boyce will be remembered by all those who met him. I had worked with David, and can only reiterate that he was a fine young man, a credit to his family, school, and regiment. My heart sank when I heard the TV news today, RIP David.
The coverage on BBC Points West in the evening, and late night news was appropriate, thoughtful and reflective. Many kind words of tribute to Lt David Boyce, were directly quoted by their reporter in the report filmed at Kingswood School.