I have just learned that Paul Harding has died at the PJCC in Basrah City. To say I am utterly saddened is an understatement. I knew Paul only very briefly as he was the COS of the unit that took over from us during the Bde relief in place and he was a true gentleman. You could see that he guys thought the world of him and after a 4 hour gun battle that we were involved in, you could also see his determination to ensure that the lads in the PJCC would continue the good work and dare I say it surpass what we had achieved with 19 Lt Bde. I am very sad this afternoon and my thoughts are with his wife and two sons whom he spoke of often during our handover/takeover. As a Gunner, I salute you Paul. Rest in Peace mate.