Royal Marine killed in explosion in Afghanistan

#1
Royal Marine killed in explosion in Afghanistan
A Royal Marine was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

Published: 6:06PM BST 09 May 2010
He died in a blast while on foot patrol in Sangin, Helmand Province, this morning. His family have been told. The marine's death brings the British death toll since operations began in 2001 to 285.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, said: ''It is with deep sorrow I must inform you that a marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed by an explosion in Sangin this morning.

''He was part of a foot patrol in an operation which was being conducted in support of the Afghan National Army when he was struck by an explosion.
''He died in the course of his duty, seeking to provide reassurance and security to the local nationals in Sangin. He will be sorely missed and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...rine-killed-in-explosion-in-Afghanistan.html?
 
#8
RIP Royal. Sending some hugs to my OH out there in same place and all the other lads after this news xx Thoughts are with his family and all the lads out there x
 
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RIP
 
#11
Hello,

It's dreadful that another soldier has died, and I agree with the sentiment that this news should be posted on ARRSE. However, I can't help but feel that merely posting the letters "RIP" as a reply do no-one any good.

I understand the need to post condolences and empathise, but I also think that it becomes a bit of a chavtistic grief fest.

As an idea, unless you knew the guy, are from the same unit or can otherwise add something more meaningful, I really think that your not adding much with "RIP".

I say this as a long standing non contributor and ex Royal.

Awaits incoming.
 
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beer said:
Hello,

It's dreadful that another soldier has died, and I agree with the sentiment that this news should be posted on ARRSE. However, I can't help but feel that merely posting the letters "RIP" as a reply do no-one any good.

I understand the need to post condolences and empathise, but I also think that it becomes a bit of a chavtistic grief fest.

As an idea, unless you knew the guy, are from the same unit or can otherwise add something more meaningful, I really think that your not adding much with "RIP".

I say this as a long standing non contributor and ex Royal.

Awaits incoming.
Every person who has typed RIP has taken the time, probably sat for a few moments reflecting what has happened and how this wold impact the family and friends of those involved. It doesn;t matter a stuff whether anyone on this forum knew him or not.

I've got a mucker just gone out there with 40 and I am praying that it isn't him.

So do me a favour mate and keep your ramblings to yourself

RIP Royal, stand easy
 
#13
Every man/woman out there is doing something for this country beer, saying RIP is a nice way of a person taking their time, to say thank you to that brave person who is no longer with us. i know if it had been my OH, who is in the same place, same company, I would appreciate anyone who had the time and decency saying RIP.

just my two penneth

jb
 
#14
Hmmmmm fair enough, neck wound in, but I don't agree that everyone will have taken some "thought time" I actually think a lot of people automatically jump on the wagon.

However,

this is not the thread to debate this on.
 
#16
Rest in Peace my son..
 
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beer said:
Hello,

It's dreadful that another soldier has died, and I agree with the sentiment that this news should be posted on ARRSE. However, I can't help but feel that merely posting the letters "RIP" as a reply do no-one any good.

I understand the need to post condolences and empathise, but I also think that it becomes a bit of a chavtistic grief fest.

As an idea, unless you knew the guy, are from the same unit or can otherwise add something more meaningful, I really think that your not adding much with "RIP".

I say this as a long standing non contributor and ex Royal.

Awaits incoming.
Understood - oddly, as I was reading the first post on this thread, and the official words "his sacrifice will never be forgotten", I wondered exactly what that meant.

Mates, Family, they won't forget.

Best the rest of us can do is - what?

2 seconds to RIP on a web thread ain't much - but it's better than nowt.

I go out of my way to spend a few moments reading the names on any war memorial I pass by - and I don't do that just for the sake of honouring my forebears generations.

It's all part of the commitment:

We WILL remember them.
 
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Stonker said:
beer said:
Hello,

It's dreadful that another soldier has died, and I agree with the sentiment that this news should be posted on ARRSE. However, I can't help but feel that merely posting the letters "RIP" as a reply do no-one any good.

I understand the need to post condolences and empathise, but I also think that it becomes a bit of a chavtistic grief fest.

As an idea, unless you knew the guy, are from the same unit or can otherwise add something more meaningful, I really think that your not adding much with "RIP".

I say this as a long standing non contributor and ex Royal.

Awaits incoming.
Understood - oddly, as I was reading the first post on this thread, and the official words "his sacrifice will never be forgotten", I wondered exactly what that meant.

Mates, Family, they won't forget.

Best the rest of us can do is - what?

2 seconds to RIP on a web thread ain't much - but it's better than nowt.

I go out of my way to spend a few moments reading the names on any war memorial I pass by - and I don't do that just for the sake of honouring my forebears generations.

It's all part of the commitment:

We WILL remember them.
Bloody good point, I couldn't have put it better myself. RIP.
 

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