Remember the bravery and sacrifice of our Canadian allies in Afghanistan too Posted By: James Kirkup at Dec 14, 2008 at 09:30:57 [General] The UK is mourning another four sons today, and rightly so: the four Royal Marine Commandos killed in Afghanistan deserve every bit of the respect and veneration they get. Their deaths mean our death toll in Afghanistan is now 132. We have 8,200 troops in the country. But we in Britain should remember this: since 2001, a total of 101 Canadians have died in Afghanistan. There are 2,500 Canadians there. A similar fatality rate would put the UK death toll somewhere north of 500. God forbid. The numbers speak for the bravery and sacrifice of our Canadian allies, something we sometimes overlook. If you're moved by the latest British deaths today, spare a thought at the same time for the Canadians too.