REME Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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  1. The following is on the Defence site, RIP mate.


    British soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers killed in Afghanistan
    23/07/2008




    It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a British soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Tuesday 22 July 2008.


    A further two soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment were injured in the incident, which occurred at 1818 hrs local time on Tuesday 22 July 2008 when the soldiers' routine patrol came under enemy fire in the Kajaki area of Helmand province.

    Whilst returning fire one soldier from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was injured by a mine. While leaving the scene after suppressing the enemy, a vehicle in which other soldiers were travelling hit a suspected Improvised Explosive Device. One soldier from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was injured and one soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers sustained serious injuries.

    The soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, despite the best medical efforts at the scene, died a few minutes later. All casualties were extracted to the Camp Bastion medical facilities where they received medical care. Their injuries are not life threatening.

    The next of kin of all three soldiers have been informed and have requested a 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.
     
  2. RIP mate. Sincere condolences to the family
     
  3. RIP brother, anathor sad sad loss.
     
  4. Word up.

    RIP

    Twist to open.
     
  5. RIP.

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends.
     
  6. R.I.P.

    Arte Et Marte
     
  7. R.I.P Sincere condolences to the family and friends
     
  8. 2 Para seem to be taking a pounding. Are their casualty rates above the long term average for the bns that go?
     
  9. sad to read, again

    RIP mate
     
  10. RIP Mucker.

    God Bless
     
  11. RIP mate, thoughts are with family and friends.

    ARTE ET MARTE.




    ex 2 para LAD
     
  12. RIP

    Condolences and best wishes to his family.
     
  13. RIP

    Condolences to his family and friends.
     
  14. RIP and a speedy recovering to those injured.