R IRISH casualties in Afganistan - update

The R IRISH have been involved in two seperate contacts in Afganistan in the last few days.

Contact One: Mortar attack in which Ranger Draiva was killed and a JNCO seriously wounded. Messages of condolence for Ranger Draiva can be sent to BWO, HQ R IRISH, BFPO 808 for forwarding to his family in Fiji.

The wounded JNCO has been casev'd to Dubai where his mother and step father have been flown out to be with him. He remains VSI.

Contact Two: RPG attack in which a Lieutennant, a JNCO and four Rangers were wounded. The officer has head and neck injuries and was initially listed as VSI which has since been downgraded to SI. The remainder are walking wounded and remain in theatre. They have all been able to speak to their families by phone from theatre.

Lets us all offer a prayer for all our servicemen and women wherever they maybe.

My prayers are for the families
Be proud of what he did and who he was
A speedy recovery for all the wounded.
RIP Rgr Draiva, sincere and deep condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

A speedy recovery to all the injured.

Our thoughts are with you all! :(
Rest in Peace Ranger Draiva, and a speedy recovery to the injured.

Best of Irish luck to all ranks of the R IRISH in the 'Stan.

Rest in Peace Ranger Draiva, condolences to your family and friends.

May all the wounded have a speedy recovery from their injuries.

Lest We Forget

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