Royal Marine KIA in Afghanistan

There is never a good time for this but that is Christmas buggered up for his family.

Condolences to family and friends.

RIP bootneck.


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Rest in peace Marine...thoughts and prayers with his family and comrades at this sad time
BBC News - Afghanistan injury kills RAF man

It would appear that this incident has produced another casualty.

An RAF serviceman succumbed to his wounds and has died. Never a good time, but this is a cruel time for his family.

Another sad day.
Names just announced by MoD. I had the pleasure of getting to know Sqn Ldr Ant Downing as he undertook his language training this year. He was a quiet, unassuming chap. Always in a good mood and very talented. What it is sadly unfashionable to be known as these days, a Gentleman. I will raise a glass to him, Capt Tom Jennings and the others who have gone before, this evening.